26 days in Western Cape Itinerary

26 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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26 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Cape Town
— 10 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Knysna Heads, Jandreart Studio, & more) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden, do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, and look for gifts at Newstead Wines Restaurant.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge


Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to Wilderness (Kaaiman's River & Wilderness Beach), Meiringspoort (in De Rust) and Boplaas (in Calitzdorp). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Outeniqua Pass, cruise along Swartberg Pass, and look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Robertson.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wilderness, Meiringspoort, Outeniqua Pass, Boplaas
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch


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.
Explore Robertson's surroundings by going to Montagu (Sanbona Wildlife Reserve & American Dream Cars) and Swellendam (Drostdy Museum & Bee Things). There's more to do: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Robertson day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Robertson takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Robertson sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanford.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Montagu, Swellendam
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve ©
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum


Explore Stanford's surroundings by going to Oneiric Wines (in Elgin) and Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens (in Betty's Bay).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stanford travel site .

You can drive from Robertson to Stanford in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stanford

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hermanus, Oneiric Wines, Shark Diving, Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
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Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planning website .

You can drive from Stanford to Cape Town in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
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