7 days in Mossel Bay & Franschhoek Itinerary

7 days in Mossel Bay & Franschhoek Itinerary

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7 days in Mossel Bay & Franschhoek Itinerary

Start: Mossel Bay
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Mossel Bay
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
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Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
End: Mossel Bay

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nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Explore Mossel Bay's surroundings by going to Dolphin Point Lookout (in Wilderness), Oudtshoorn (St Jude's Anglican Church, Cango Caves, &more) and Knysna (Knysna Elephant Park & Knysna Heads). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, walk around Harry Giddy Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mossel Bay. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Dolphin Point Lookout
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Franschhoek: Stellenbosch (Bebe's Chocolaterie and Gluten Free Patisserie & Spier Wine Farm). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, steep yourself in history at Boschendal Wine Estate, do a tasting at La Motte Wine Estate, and view the masterpieces at Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Franschhoek trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mossel Bay to Franschhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass

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