8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip itinerary planner

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Stellenbosch
— 1 day
Drive
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Lamberts Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Langebaan
— 1 night
Drive
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Yzerfontein
— 1 night
Drive
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Darling
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Stellenbosch

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip itinerary planner.

George to Stellenbosch is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Tours
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Lamberts Bay

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Sandveld Museum and then stroll through Bird Island Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lamberts Bay trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Lamberts Bay in 3 hours. When traveling from Stellenbosch in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lamberts Bay, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Langebaan.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Wildlife · Museums · Parks
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Langebaan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Langebaan Beach and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Eagle Brewing Company.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Langebaan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lamberts Bay to Langebaan takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lamberts Bay in December, you will find days in Langebaan are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yzerfontein.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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Yzerfontein

— 1 night
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Yzerfontein's Main Beach and then see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yzerfontein online journey planner.

Getting from Langebaan to Yzerfontein by car takes about an hour. In December in Yzerfontein, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darling.

Things to do in Yzerfontein

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Darling

— 1 night
Darling is a small town in a farming area on the west coast region of the Western Cape, about 75 km from Cape Town.By the beginning of the 18th century about 29 farmers lived in an area called Groenkloof and on one of these farms, Langfontein, Darling was founded in 1853. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve and then examine the collection at Darling Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Darling journey maker tool.

Darling is just a short distance from Yzerfontein. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Darling

Wildlife · Museums · Parks
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Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can drive from Darling to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
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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.

Saldanha Bay Municipality travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Nature & Parks