53 days in Garden Route Itinerary

53 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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53 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Knysna
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Storms River
— 16 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Oudtshoorn
— 17 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

18
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.
Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Wilderness (Parasailing & Paragliding, Palms Garden Square, & more), The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, & more) and Plettenberg Bay (Horseback Riding Tours, Plettenvale Wines, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, sample the tasty concoctions at Mitchell's Brewery, stroll through Brenton on Sea, and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip planner .

London, UK to Knysna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Knysna hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Victoria Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

16
nights
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.
Storms River is known for adventure, trails, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, trek along Otter Trail, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Storms River online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Storms River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Storms River are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Oudtshoorn on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

17
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos), Mossel Bay (Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, St. Blaize Trail, & more) and George (Happy Valley, Outeniqua Transport Museum, & more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, relax in the rural setting at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, and do a tasting at Karusa Vineyards.

Discover how to plan a Oudtshoorn trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Storms River to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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