26 days in Western Cape, Upington & Kuruman Itinerary

26 days in Western Cape, Upington & Kuruman Itinerary

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26 days in Western Cape, Upington & Kuruman Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Mossel Bay
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
4
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Langebaan
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
West Coast National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Upington
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Kuruman
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Garden Route National Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay journey site .

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 September, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

3
nights
Oudtshoorn

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fernskloof Wines (in Prince Albert), Meiringspoort (in De Rust) and Calitzdorp (Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, Rooiberg Pass, & more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

Plan my day in Oudtshoorn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, De Rust, Fernskloof Wines
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mossel Bay: Geelkrans Nature Reserve (in Stilbaai), Umkhondo Big Five (in Albertina) and George (Happy Valley, Dutch Reformed Mother Church, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Janine Iron and Washing Museum, stop by La Chocolaterie Rococo, do a tasting at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

George, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, Geelkrans Nature Reserve, Wilderness Beach, Umkhondo Big Five
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Cape Palette Art Gallery ©
Cape Palette Art Gallery

4
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Venture out of the city with trips to IBIS Gallery (in Montagu), Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mossel Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Swellendam, Betty's Bay, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, IBIS Gallery, Marbrin Olive Growers
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Shark Diving
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path

7
nights
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planning app .

Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Langebaan.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Langebaan

Langebaan ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Simply Bee Obsevation Centre, examine the collection at West Coast Fossil Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Eagle Brewing Company, and finally explore the activities along Langebaan Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Langebaan road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Langebaan takes 1.5 hours. October in Langebaan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to West Coast National Park.

Things to do in Langebaan

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Museums

Side Trips

Simply Bee Obsevation Centre, West Coast Fossil Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Langebaan Lagoon ©
Langebaan Lagoon
Simply Bee Obsevation Centre ©
Simply Bee Obsevation Centre
West Coast Fossil Park ©
West Coast Fossil Park

1
night
West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park ©
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Coast National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Langebaan to West Coast National Park in an hour. October in West Coast National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Upington.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park

1
night
Upington

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Kalahari-Oranje Museum and then learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Upington trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West Coast National Park to Upington. When traveling from West Coast National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Upington, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuruman.

Things to do in Upington

Museums Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kalahari-Oranje Museum ©
Kalahari-Oranje Museum
Orange River Cellars ©
Orange River Cellars

2
nights
Kuruman

Kuruman ©
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Wonderwerk Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Moffat Mission Station and then admire the sheer force of The Eye of Kuruman.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuruman trip planning tool .

You can drive from Upington to Kuruman in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuruman

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Wonderwerk Cave ©
Wonderwerk Cave
Moffat Mission Station ©
Moffat Mission Station
The Eye of Kuruman ©
The Eye of Kuruman

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