9 days in Western Cape Itinerary

9 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip planner

Make it your trip
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stanford
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
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Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Stanford.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:

Stanford

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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Traveling by car from Cape Town to Stanford takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Stanford

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Jude's Anglican Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn driving holiday planner.

Drive from Stanford to Oudtshoorn in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Plettenberg Bay

— 1 night
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 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Western Cape travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Mountains
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.