6 Day Road Trip Itinerary in Cape Town and Garden Route

An Adventurous Road Trip Through Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Entire Garden Route.

6 Day Road Trip Itinerary in Cape Town and Garden Route

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6 days

1629 km

  • Explore Cape Town’s various landmarks, such as Robben Island and Table Mountain
  • Go wine tasting and explore Stellenbosch
  • Eat local seafood
  • Go into the Cango Caves
  • See the many beaches and nature reserves of the Garden Route
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Explore Cape Town by visiting Robben Island, Waterfront, Bo-kaap, and Table Mountain. On the second day explore the Cape Peninsula and Camps Bay. While in Cape Town, you can book two nights at The Rockefeller Hotel. 136 Rockefeller hotel
Day 3 Drive to Stellenbosch, where there are a lot of wineries to chose from. Explore the town by walking or driving. There are a lot restaurants and check out the Dorpstreet Sunday Market. Stay over night at the Remhoogte Wine Estate. 91 Remhoogte Wine Estate
Day 4 On the way to The Garden Route be prepared to make a lot of stops and there are many wonderful towns to visit. The first is Hermanus, famous for its whale watching from June to December and many seafood restaurants. Next is Gansbaai, known for whale and shark watching, give a few snacks for the road. Third is Struisbaai, a fishing town that has the L'agulhas Light House and The Most Southern Tip of Africa. As well as the meeting of the two oceans geographically. Next is Swellendam with incredible mountain views. Lastly, Mossel Bay famous for its mussels and oysters. This is where you can stay for the night at The Lookout guest house, with an incredible view. 500 The Lookout guest house
Day 5 Head to Swartberg Pass for a breathe taking experience, be prepared for a steep and narrow moutainside gravel road. Next Oudtshoorn to explore the Cango caves. Third is Keurboom beach which is for whale/dolphin spotting spot. Go hiking in the Tsitsikamma National Park and make sure you visit the main attraction, The Big Tree. Finally, stop in Plettenberg Bay for dinner and sleep at a beach cottage near Robberg beach. 470 Robbergbay
Day 6 In the morning head to Robberg beach for a walk. After breakfast, go hiking in the nature trails of Robberg Nature Reserve Peninsula. Third on the list is the Wolf Sanctuary for all the animal lovers. Knysna is your next stop, where you can do many adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking. Check out île de païn on Thesen Island for some good food. Before heading back to Cape Town, stop at the Wilderness Beach. Known as one of the best places to swim and eat pizza at Pomodo Pizzeria just a few minutes from the beach. Now go back to end your road trip and you can return to the Rockefeller Hotel. 530 Rockefeller hotel

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