8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
George
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
George

George ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting George side-trips: Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex (in Mossel Bay) and Oudtshoorn (Swartberg Pass, Cango Caves, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, stop by Tiny Shop, steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House, and browse the exhibits of Cape Palette Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the George trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in George, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

4
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.
Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and hike along Otter Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay vacation builder site .

Traveling by bus from George to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, The Dolphin Trail
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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