8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wilderness National Park and St Mark's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilderness: Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch & The Cango Caves). There's much more to do: stroll through Wilderness Beach, get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, view the masterpieces at Pharoah Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wilderness journey maker app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Wilderness is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Wilderness due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in November, with highs in Wilderness at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

George, Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Holy Trinity Church. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

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Take a bus from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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