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Western Cape Loop Road Trip

Cape Town - Gordon's Bay - Gansbaai - Cape Angullas - Swellendam - Mossel Bay - Knysna - Port Elizabeth - Willowmore - Barrydale - Paarl - Lambert's Bay - Langebaan

Expect on your Western Cape Loop Road Trip Itinerary

Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Beach Beach
Road conditions Road conditions
Wildlife Wildlife
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
Security Security
ACTIVATE MAP Stages13 km2,382 h/stage2.5

Best months to drive Western Cape Loop Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Western Cape Loop Road Trip in Republic of South Africa?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 630EUR drive & more 263EUR sleep & more 616EUR eat & more 504EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,383EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,013EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 945EUR drive & more 363EUR sleep & more 1,232EUR eat & more 672EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,267EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,212EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,680EUR drive & more 450EUR sleep & more 2,156EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,614EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,294EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,150EUR drive & more 538EUR sleep & more 385EUR eat & more 504EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,427EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,577EUR
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Western Cape Loop Road Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for one of the most scenic road trips in Republic of South Africa, Western Cape Loop Road Trip will definitely measure up to your expectations. It is a wonderful travel opportunity for tourist. The road tour runs, among others, through such places as Cape Town, Gansbaai, and Cape Angullas. In spite of the fact that the recommended number of days for this trip is 14, you can also complete it in 10. Of course, you can continue the trip and extend your tour. There are 2,382km to travel, and travellers will spend on average 2.5 hours a day driving. So, sit comfortably behind the wheel, and let’s begin the journey!
number of days 14 number of days
route length 2,382 km route length
budget fair budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
During Western Cape Loop Road Trip, holidayers will have an excellent opportunity to admire picturesque natural gems. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit plenty of interesting places. If you are into close encounters with animals and birds, you will definitely appreciate the opportunities to have them during the road trip. If travellers are expecting to come across comfortable places to sleep, the hotels on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are good value for money. Despite the fact that the adventure is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, caution is the key to staying safe while on the road. When in Republic of South Africa, you should be mindful that the road conditions are characterised by a moderate number of accidents and that you should drive on the left. The period between November and March are recommended for the journey.

START Cape Town

Distance 2,382 km Driving time 32.4 h Pace: fast Airports CPT
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1 Cape Town - Gordon's Bay

Distance 173 km Driving time 4.0 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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2 Gordon's Bay - Gansbaai

Distance 126 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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3 Gansbaai - Cape Angullas

Distance 92 km Driving time 1.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Cape Angullas - Swellendam

Distance 109 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Swellendam - Mossel Bay

Distance 168 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Mossel Bay - Knysna

Distance 104 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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7 Knysna - Port Elizabeth

Distance 298 km Driving time 4.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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8 Port Elizabeth - Willowmore

Distance 266 km Driving time 3.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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9 Willowmore - Barrydale

Distance 319 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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10 Barrydale - Paarl

Distance 194 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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11 Paarl - Lambert's Bay

Distance 251 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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12 Lambert's Bay - Langebaan

Distance 144 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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13 Langebaan - Cape Town

Distance 138 km Driving time 1.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Western Cape Loop Road Trip Summary

We believe that our itinerary idea has become a great inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
Our tour can be used as a foundation that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting stopovers of your choice.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a number of things to be mindful of to make your trip smooth. The following road rules will surely become useful for all drivers considering renting a car or camper hire in Republic of South Africa.
When sightseeing around Republic of South Africa, there are multiple road regulations to be followed. When moving around Republic of South Africa in a car, it is best to avoid spirits at any price. Tourists should remember that the amount of alcohol you can consume is not that high and cannot exceed 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 60km/h, in urban areas may lead to speeding offence. In rural areas, there is a possibility to travel at the maximum speed of 120km/h. Avoid driving faster than the permissible speed of 120km/h when driving on highways. Driving with your headlights on at daytime and having a fire extinguisher and first aid kit greatly increase the safety of you and your passengers.
But what are the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option that you are interested in, the amount of money that you have to pay during the whole undertaking may vary. A wide range of budget possibilities is showed below.
If you’d like to benefit from the cheapest offer to cover the planned 2,382km across Republic of South Africa, it can be roughly 263 EUR. Economy accommodation options can cost you around 616 EUR. Travellers who opt for this option will spend about 504 EUR on food and restaurants. If you also choose the cheapest hire car offer, you will pay around 630 EUR. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from roughly 1,383 EUR to roughly 2,013 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, the gasoline for 14 stages around Republic of South Africa can cost around 363 EUR. Cost amounting to 1,232 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are considering standard overnight stays. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost more or less 672 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental car should expect a cost of more or less 945 EUR. Generally, those who are interested in a standard option without car rental will pay around 2,267 EUR and approximately 3,212 EUR for an option with a car.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will come up to the expectations of the most demanding tourists. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 5,294 EUR for holidayers who are considering car rental and 2,267 EUR for those who do not need a hire vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the trip in a premium hire car can expect a cost of about 1,680 EUR. In the premium version of the adventure, you will pay about 450 EUR for gasoline. You should expect to pay roughly 1,008 EUR for restaurants and food and more or less 2,156 EUR for accommodation options if you are searching for the top standard of services during your adventure.
Western Cape Loop Road Trip will also become interesting for all camper enthusiasts, as it can be easily adjusted to their requirements. When it comes to this means of transport, the expenses are roughly 3,150 EUR. You have to spend the maximum of 538 EUR to cover the planned mileage of the road trip in a camper. Holidaymakers who choose camper hire should expect to pay around 385 EUR for overnight stays and roughly 504 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the mentioned expenses in detail.
The period between November and March is superb to visit the part of Republic of South Africa showed in our adventure idea. If Western Cape Loop Road Trip has sparked your creativity, check out other intriguing adventures that we offer on our website. Hopefully, the broad spectrum of road trips will surely match up the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in Republic of South Africa

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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