6 days in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Wilderness Itinerary

6 days in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Wilderness Itinerary

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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
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Wilderness
— 1 night
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Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, then explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

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Johannesburg to Knysna is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Knysna hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Plettenberg Bay on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Plettenberg Bay

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sat): stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, and then make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. In August in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Wilderness

— 1 night
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint, view the masterpieces at Pharoah Art Gallery, and then stop by Tiny Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wilderness Beach, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perdepoort Horse Tails.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wilderness day trip planner.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wilderness when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails