10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h
1
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santos beach. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay attractions planning app .

Johannesburg to Mossel Bay is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Wilderness
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Map of Africa Viewpoint ©
Map of Africa Viewpoint
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach

3
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Oudtshoorn is known for nature, outdoors, parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary website .

Drive from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in May, plan for little chillier nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

4
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Knysna Heads, Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, & more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay online travel planner .

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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