11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route trip planner

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Mossel Bay
— 1 day
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 9 nights
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Mossel Bay

— 1 day

Bay of Attraction

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 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Diaz Beach, then see the interesting displays at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, and then cool off at Hartenbos Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay attractions planner.

Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. April in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then head outdoors with Waterval Rust en Vrede, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mossel Bay in April since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Knysna

— 9 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gerickes Point and Wilderness Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: Wilderness (Parasailing & Paragliding, Dolphin Point Lookout, &more), The Crags (Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, &more) and Plettenberg Bay (Robberg Nature Reserve, Plett Puzzle Park, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Fri) at Adventure Land - Water Slides and Play Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Radical Raptors, kick back and relax at Buffalo Bay, snap pictures at Storms River bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Knysna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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