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

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

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday planner

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George
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 1 night
Drive
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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 30th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mark's Cathedral, examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then stroll through Wilderness Beach, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Bay, then stop by Tiny Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint, and finally get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read George route planner.

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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 see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from George to Mossel Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Mossel Bay, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Knysna on the 1st (Thu).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Knysna trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Birds of Eden, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay road trip planning app.

Plettenberg Bay is very close to Knysna. In April, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to 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.
On the 3rd (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Brewhaha Craft Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then stroll through Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at St.Francis Links, stroll through Port St Francis, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at St Francis Safaris.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Jeffreys Bay sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Jeffreys Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
On the 5th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at King's Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth takes an hour. In April in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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