21 days in Garden Route Itinerary

21 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 5 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 4 nights
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Knysna
— 6 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: George (Montagu Pass Old Toll House, Herold Wine Estate, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, head outdoors with Waterval Rust en Vrede, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn travel itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Glasgow, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Oudtshoorn, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Mossel Bay

— 5 nights

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Mossel Bay side-trips: George (St Mark's Cathedral, Dutch Reformed Mother Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, stroll through Nkonzo Wildlife Research, hike along St. Blaize Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 4 nights
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
On the 2nd (Thu), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. The adventure continues: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, and explore the galleries of Bitou Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tsitsikamma National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Knysna

— 6 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, &more) and Plettenberg Bay (Robberg Nature Reserve, St. Christopher Catholic Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, examine the collection at The Motorcycle Room, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips