8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route holiday maker

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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plettenberg Beach and Robberg 5 Beach. Get outdoors at Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden. Change things up with a short trip to Bitou Art Gallery in Storms River (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Forest Nature Spa, look for gifts at La Carla Mask Atelier, and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay tour itinerary maker site.

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna

— 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Wilderness Beach and Knysna Elephant Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, enjoy the sand and surf at Cola Beach, stroll through Bollard Bay, and look for gifts at Glass Roots Studio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna online tour itinerary maker.

Knysna is just a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 31st (Sun), explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn sightseeing planner.

Drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
You've now added Horseback Riding Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then kick back and relax at Santos Beach.

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Drive from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours