49 days in Oudtshoorn, George & Knysna Itinerary

49 days in Oudtshoorn, George & Knysna Itinerary

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49 days in Oudtshoorn, George & Knysna Itinerary

Start: Doha
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 14 nights
bus:  1​h
2
George
— 14 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Knysna
— 20 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Doha

14
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Cango Caves and Riversdale Golf Club. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Villa Kruger and Prince Albert Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Calitzdorp (Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, Du'SwaRoo Wine and Olive farm, & more), Prince Albert (Fernskloof Wines, Greg Kerr Art Gallery, & more) and Riversdale (NGK Church, St Mathew's Anglican Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum, look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems, and explore and take pictures at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn tour itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Oudtshoorn is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to George.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Prince Albert, Riversdale, De Rust, Western Cape
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

14
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Visiting Wilderness Beach and Santos Beach will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Cape Palette Art Gallery or Pharoah Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around George: Mossel Bay (Mossel Bay Golf Club, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, & more), Hartenbos (Janine Iron and Washing Museum & ATKV’s Hartenbos Museum) and Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room (in Klein Brak River). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, tee off at George Golf Club, do a tasting at Herold Wine Estate, and admire all the interesting features of Redberry Farm.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the George tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Oudtshoorn to George takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in George sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Stilbaai, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, Umkhondo Big Five
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Shark Diving

20
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Plettenberg Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bitou Art Gallery and Holy Trinity Church. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, & more), Plettenberg Bay (Plettenvale Wines, Robberg Nature Reserve, & more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma National Park, Otter Trail, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Fri) at Adventure Land - Water Slides and Play Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, view the masterpieces at Scarab Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and browse the exhibits of Jandreart Studio.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Knysna road trip planner .

Take a bus from George to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from George in August, Knysna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park, Natures Valley Beach, Noetzie Beach, Bitou Art Gallery
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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