17 days in Garden Route Itinerary

17 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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Storms River
— 4 nights
2
Knysna
— 6 nights
3
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Storms River to Tsitsikamma National Park to see Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail, trek along Waterfall Trail, and get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Storms River road trip planning tool.

Johannesburg to Storms River is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Storms River are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow 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
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Crags (Birds of Eden, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, &more), Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness) and Plettenberg Bay (Plettenvale Wines, Robberg Nature Reserve, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, kick back and relax at Cola Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Knysna route tool.

Traveling by car from Storms River to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Knysna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: George (Redberry Farm, Outeniqua Transport Museum, &more), Mossel Bay (Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, St. Blaize Trail, &more) and Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church, admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and look for gifts at Bella-Mia Pottery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn online journey builder.

Getting from Knysna to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

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