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 30​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
George
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Plett Puzzle Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Margaret's Viewpoint, Jandreart Studio, & more) and Scarab Village (in Sedgefield). There's much more to do: stroll through Radical Raptors, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner .

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to George.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Plett Puzzle Park ©
Plett Puzzle Park

5
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Outeniqua Transport Museum and St. Blaize Trail. Explore George's surroundings by going to Mossel Bay (Shark Diving & Pinnacle Point Golf Club) and Oudtshoorn (C.P Nel Museum, Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Wilderness National Park, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stop by The Fudgemaster.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read George driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Plettenberg Bay to George in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in George, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn
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Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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