18 days in Benoni & Western Cape Itinerary

18 days in Benoni & Western Cape Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  45 min
1
Benoni
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Montagu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Benoni

Benoni ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then try to win big at Emperors Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Central Park Trails, stroll through The Cradle of Humankind, and then stop by Amatuli Artefacts.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Benoni tour planner.

Johannesburg to Benoni is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Benoni are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Benoni

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Amatuli Artefacts, Central Park Trails, Emperors Palace, The Cradle of Humankind
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The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Spas

3
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: The Crags (Birds of Eden, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, &more) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Knysna road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Benoni to Knysna. Traveling from Benoni in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Knysna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Roger Young Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montagu.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Roger Young Gallery, Dutch Reformed Mother Church
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

2
nights
Montagu

Montagu ©
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, thendo a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, and then head outdoors with American Dream Cars.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montagu trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Montagu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marbrin Olive Growers, Drostdy Museum
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
American Dream Cars ©
American Dream Cars

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony) and Oneiric Wines (in Elgin). There's lots more to do: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Seaside Dunes, and go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Hermanus online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montagu to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In August in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Shark Diving, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Oneiric Wines, Seaside Dunes
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Shark Diving
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Cape Town sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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