9 days in Western Cape Itinerary

9 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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9 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Platteklip Gorge and Fish Hoek Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, then kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hermanus online trip maker .

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas takes 2 hours. In March in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the activities along Victoria Bay and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilderness National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Wilderness trip app .

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Wilderness in 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

George
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Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), view the masterpieces at Peggy's African Art and Tours, then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and finally stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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