5 days in Plettenberg Bay & Oudtshoorn Itinerary

5 days in Plettenberg Bay & Oudtshoorn Itinerary

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Plettenberg Bay
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Keurbooms River Ferries, Offshore Adventures and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get active on the water at Offshore Adventures, get a new perspective on things with Keurbooms River Ferries, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay tour planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is George Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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nights
Oudtshoorn

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of St Georges Mall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn holiday website.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip