Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
  • Tour Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned
  • Stop at the leading wineries of Franschhoek
  • Whale watch in Hermanus
  • Explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Hike a trail on the Garden Route
  • Drive around scenic Table Mountain

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

South Africa
Duration: 2 Weeks

From December to April (summer and early fall), when the weather is settled and reliably sunny, Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with its dramatic mountains, white-sand beaches, subtropical vegetation and a colorful downtown district, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Less than an hour’s drive away, the Franschhoek Valley is arguably the most scenic wine-growing area in the world.

This two-week itinerary begins in Cape Town, takes in the Cape Winelands and Plettenberg Bay, the most dramatic area of the Garden Route, and culminates in Cape Town.