39 days in Western Cape Itinerary

39 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip planner

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Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Wellington
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Wellington
— 7 nights
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Robertson
— 9 nights
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Stellenbosch
— 15 nights
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Franschhoek
— 7 nights
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Wellington

— 7 nights
Wellington is a town in the Western Cape Winelands, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, in South Africa with a population of approximately 62,000. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellington: Darling (Darling Museum, Ormonde Vineyard, &more), !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein) and Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate (in Riebeek Kasteel). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Saronsberg Wine Cellar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, hike along Bains MTB Trails, and don't miss a visit to Old Town Tulbagh.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip tool.

Johannesburg to Wellington is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Robertson.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 2:

Robertson

— 9 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lord's Wines (in McGregor) and Montagu (Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, American Dream Cars, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Klipdrift Distillery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Joubert House.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Robertson trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Wellington to Robertson takes 1.5 hours. In May in Robertson, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 11:

Stellenbosch

— 15 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stellenbosch: Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary (in Stanford), Hermanus (SANSA Space Science, Hermanus Cliff Path, &more) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, admire the natural beauty at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stellenbosch tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Robertson to Stellenbosch by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 26:

Franschhoek

— 7 nights

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Franschhoek is known for wineries, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Franschhoek Pass, learn about winemaking at Rickety Bridge Winery, experience rural life at Boschendal Wine Estate, and appreciate the history behind Afrikaans Language Monument.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Franschhoek road trip site.

Franschhoek is just a short distance from Stellenbosch. In May, daytime highs in Franschhoek are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:

Western Cape travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Mountains
Shifting landscapes of towering mountains, patchworks of farmlands, and sandy beaches draw visitors from all around the world to the Western Cape. Delve into the bustling commercial and industrial center of Cape Town, or tour quaint wineries dotting the countryside, where you'll receive a warm welcome and plenty of gastronomic delights. Active vacations in the Western Cape make the most of a large number of outdoor activities and extreme sports, such as bungee-jumping, 4x4 driving, and jeep safaris through the region's wilderness.