13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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George
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Knysna
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Cape Town to go to Stellenbosch and see Yonder Hill Wine Estate, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, contemplate the waterfront views at Hout Bay, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

George

— 2 nights
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tee off at George Golf Club, then learn about winemaking at Herold Wine Estate, and then view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church and then tee off at Fancourt Country Club.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the George trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in George sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in George

Golf · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Oudtshoorn

— 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Greg Kerr Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn visit planner.

Drive from George to Oudtshoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Knysna

— 3 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and Birds of Eden (in The Crags). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, hike along Terblans Nature Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and get outside with Tony Cook Adventures.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Knysna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Western Cape travel guide

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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.