8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip planner
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights


Cape Town — 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Noordhoek Beach and Bloubergstrand Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groot Constantia and Fairview Wine and Cheese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Eikehof, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, learn about winemaking at Constantia Glen Winery, 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 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.
Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Beaches
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Hermanus — 2 nights

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, then take 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 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Agulhas.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
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Cape Agulhas — 1 night

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 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Plettenberg Bay — 2 nights

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 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.