10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route holiday planner

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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
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Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive
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George
— 2 nights
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Plettenberg Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Let the collections at Bitou Art Gallery and Porcupine Ceramics capture your imagination. Visit St Peters Anglican Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church for their historical value. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth) and Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio, see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Room, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then explore the galleries of Peggy's African Art and Tours, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St George's Anglican Church, take an in-depth tour of Knysna Museum, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip planner.

Knysna is just a stone's throw from Plettenberg Bay. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Oudtshoorn

— 3 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch. Appreciate the collections at C.P Nel Museum and Calitzdorp Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place (in Calitzdorp) and Meiringspoort (in De Rust). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church, and experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Knysna in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to George.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

George

— 2 nights
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.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, see the interesting displays at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

Planning George trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to George in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in George: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in George

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip