13 days in Garden Route Itinerary

13 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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13 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Polokwane
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Storms River
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Knysna
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Polokwane

3
nights
Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Storms River is known for adventure, trails, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along The Dolphin Trail, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Storms River trip itinerary planner .

Polokwane to Storms River is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Polokwane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Storms River, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

5
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), The Crags (Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, & more) and Plettenberg Bay (St. Christopher Catholic Church, Robberg Nature Reserve, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Knysna trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Storms River to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

4
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: George (Cape Palette Art Gallery, Redberry Farm, & more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

George
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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