17 days in Garden Route Itinerary

17 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route travel planner

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Plettenberg Bay
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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Wilderness
— 4 nights
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Plettenberg Bay

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Featherbed Nature Reserve, &more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Forest Nature Spa.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay tour itinerary planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn

— 5 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 Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos), George (St Mark's Cathedral & Outeniqua Transport Museum) and Mossel Bay (Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex & Horseback Riding Tours). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, cruise along Swartberg Pass, relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, plan for slightly colder days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Wilderness

— 4 nights
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, view the masterpieces at Pharoah Art Gallery, get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, and admire the sheer force of Kaaimans Waterfall.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wilderness route planning tool.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Oudtshoorn, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wilderness, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours