8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Bloubergstrand Beach and Noordhoek Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groot Constantia and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Franschhoek (Eikehof & Franschhoek Pass). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, learn about winemaking at Beau Constantia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Auwal Mosque, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town route planner.

Wellington to Cape Town is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese

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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 22nd (Tue): stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, thentake in the exciting artwork at Originals Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hermanus tour itinerary site.

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 September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Agulhas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Agulhas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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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 25th (Fri), explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, stroll through Brenton on Sea, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, and then stroll through Plettenberg Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Drive from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay in 5 hours. In September in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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