11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route route planner

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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
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Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to George (Redberry Farm, Outeniqua Transport Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn sightseeing planning website.

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Knysna

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Knysna side-trips: The Crags (Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, &more) and Plettenberg Bay (Robberg Nature Reserve & Water World Wild Waters Fun Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, examine the collection at The Motorcycle Room, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

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Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 3 nights
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, trails, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, stroll through Waterfall Trail, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and see Tsitsikamma Adventure Land.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife