15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Storms River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

4
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 Knysna's surroundings by going to Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Birds of Eden, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, take in the exciting artwork at Old Gaol and Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Knysna visit planner .

London, UK to Knysna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Knysna due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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: snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, trek along Waterfall Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail, and make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Storms River trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Storms River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Storms River sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos), George (Redberry Farm, Outeniqua Transport Museum, & more) and Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex (in Mossel Bay). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner .

You can drive from Storms River to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Storms River in August, Oudtshoorn is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

Similar Plans

37 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 53 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans