5 days in Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

5 days in Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

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5 days in Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 15​min
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Knysna
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Storms River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna travel route planner .

London, UK to Knysna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Knysna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Knysna at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Storms River.

Things to do in Knysna

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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Jandreart Studio ©
Jandreart Studio

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Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, then take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, and finally take in the views from Storms River bridge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Storms River road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Storms River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Storms River, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Storms River bridge, Suspension Bridge
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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey ©
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Storms River to Plettenberg Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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