14 days in Western Cape Itinerary

14 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape route planner

Make it your trip
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Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
Fly
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George
— 3 nights
Drive
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Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilderness
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cape Town

— 1 night

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Platteklip Gorge. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Foxy Beach, then stroll through St. James Beach, and then cruise along Victoria Road (M6).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Hermanus

— 3 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, then explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Stone House Estate Cheeses. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pringle Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Kleinmond Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and finally stroll through Kwaaiwater.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Hermanus sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to George.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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George

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nkonzo Wildlife Research and Montagu Pass Old Toll House. Get in touch with nature at Outeniqua Pass and George Golf Club. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robertson Brewing Co., view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery, and make a trip to St Mark's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the George itinerary planner.

Getting from Hermanus to George by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plettenberg Beach and Buffalo Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Drupkelders Hiking Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, stop by The Waterfront Knysna Quays, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and pause for some photo ops at Dalene Matthee Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Knysna using our trip planner.

Drive from George to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Knysna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Wilderness

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perdepoort Horse Tails and De Zeekoe Farm. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at RPRX - Real People Real Xperiences, take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery, and stop by The Pearl Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wilderness route planner.

You can drive from Knysna to Wilderness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.