22 days in Johannesburg & Western Cape Itinerary

22 days in Johannesburg & Western Cape Itinerary

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22 days in Johannesburg & Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Robertson
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. Venture out of the city with trips to Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Pretoria (Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 & Union Buildings) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Go Safari. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, look for gifts at Art Africa, contemplate the long history of South Western Townships, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Nature

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Sterkfontein Cave, Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. Robben Island and Groot Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Lynx Wines in Wemmershoek (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at District Six Museum, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town vacation planner .

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lynx Wines
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Robben Island ©
Robben Island

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oneiric Wines and Phillipskop Mountain Reserve. Visit Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sumaridge Wine Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus.

Make your Hermanus itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Hermanus sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Robertson.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanford, Oneiric Wines
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Oneiric Wines ©
Oneiric Wines

1
night
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
On the 27th (Sat), do a tasting at Springfield Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, and then do a tasting at Graham Beck Robertson Estate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Robertson online vacation builder .

You can drive from Hermanus to Robertson in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Robertson can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Robertson

#Wineries
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Springfield Estate Winery ©
Springfield Estate Winery
Graham Beck Robertson Estate ©
Graham Beck Robertson Estate

1
night
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Marloth Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, stop by Chocolat Etc., then view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Apostolic Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Swellendam trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Robertson to Swellendam takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Swellendam can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Swellendam

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Marloth Nature Reserve ©
Marloth Nature Reserve
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Chocolat Etc. ©
Chocolat Etc.

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
We've included these beaches for you: Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. There's lots more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach.

Make your Plettenberg Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Plettenberg Bay takes 3.5 hours. In October in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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