32 days in Garden Route Itinerary

32 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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Fly to George Airport, Drive to Tsitsikamma National Park
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 4 nights
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Knysna
— 17 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 9 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth

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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.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, trek along The Dolphin Trail, view the masterpieces at Bitou Art Gallery, and make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park day trip website.

Bournemouth, UK to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Tsitsikamma National Park. Traveling from Bournemouth in July, you will find days in Tsitsikamma National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Knysna

— 17 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 (Wilderness Beach, Wilderness Lagoon, &more), The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, &more) and Plettenberg Bay (Plett Puzzle Park, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Knysna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Knysna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn

— 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos), George (Herold Wine Estate, St Mark's Cathedral, &more) and Mossel Bay (Horseback Riding Tours, Shark Diving, &more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip builder tool.

Drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in July, plan for little chillier nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips