11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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George
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Plettenberg Bay
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George

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex capture your imagination. Visiting Wilderness Beach and Cango Wildlife Ranch will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting George side-trips: Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves & St Jude's Anglican Church), Sedgefield (Mosaic Outdoor Market, Cola Beach, &more) and Santos Beach (in Mossel Bay). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Pharoah Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in George, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Trinity Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Heads. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Bitou Art Gallery (in Storms River) and Knysna (St George's Anglican Church, Jandreart Studio, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Birds of Eden, indulge in some personalized pampering at Forest Nature Spa, steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, and stop by La Carla Mask Atelier.

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Traveling by car from George to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips