53 days in Cape Town & Paarl Itinerary

53 days in Cape Town & Paarl Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape travel route planner

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Cape Town
— 49 nights
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Paarl
— 3 nights

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Cape Town

— 49 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Cloof Wine Estate (in Darling), Durbanville Rose Garden (in Durbanville Hills) and Hermanus (Village Square, SANSA Space Science, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cape Town. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paarl.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — Apr 23:

Paarl

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Winelands

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
On the 24th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Afrikaans Language Monument, then examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass, and finally examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): do a tasting at Spice Route Destination, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Paarl trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Paarl takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26: