6 days in Swellendam & Hermanus Itinerary

6 days in Swellendam & Hermanus Itinerary

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6 days in Swellendam & Hermanus Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Swellendam
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Hermanus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), stop by Bee Things, take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, look for gifts at Chocolat Etc., take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then stop by Die Biltong Boetiek, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Apostolic Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Swellendam trip builder app .

Cape Town to Swellendam is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Swellendam

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Bee Things ©
Bee Things
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Visiting Boschendal Wine Estate and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek), Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Tasting Centre (in Simondium) and Lynx Wines (in Wemmershoek). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, savor the flavors at Creation, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Hermanus takes 2 hours. August in Hermanus sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Stanford, Shark Diving, The Franschhoek Motor Museum, Boschendal Wine Estate, Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Tasting Centre
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The Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
The Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach

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