7 days in Garden Route, Jeffreys Bay & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route, Jeffreys Bay & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

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George
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 1 night
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
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Jeffreys Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Elizabeth
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George

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Bay, look for gifts at Tiny Shop, then get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our George trip itinerary planning app.

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in George sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Mossel Bay

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mossel Bay trip planner.

Getting from George to Mossel Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May in Mossel Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Knysna on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Knysna

— 1 night
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 17th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Knysna road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Plettenberg Bay

— 1 night
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 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, stroll through Birds of Eden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay holiday planning app.

Plettenberg Bay is just a stone's throw from Knysna. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Jeffreys Bay

— 2 nights
Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Brewhaha Craft Brewery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at St.Francis Links, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port St Francis, and then take an exotic tour of St Francis Safaris.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jeffreys Bay trip planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Jeffreys Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Port Elizabeth

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at King's Beach.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip planner.

You can drive from Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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