13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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Cape Town
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Cape Town — 3 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Change things up with a short trip to Yonder Hill Wine Estate in Stellenbosch (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, 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.
Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Outdoors · Golf · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Oudtshoorn — 2 nights

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 (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Farm. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Jude's Anglican Church, experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and finally view the masterpieces at Greg Kerr Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Drive from George to Oudtshoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Knysna.
Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Birds of Eden (in The Crags) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). 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.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Western Cape travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains · Nature & Parks
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.