4 days in Garden Route Itinerary

4 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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4 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay road trip website .

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn road trip planning tool .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Ostrich Show Farm ©
Cango Ostrich Show Farm

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