8 days in Pringle Bay & Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Pringle Bay & Garden Route Itinerary

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Pringle Bay
— 1 day
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Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Pringle Bay

— 1 day
Pringle Bay is a small coastal town of ca. On the 23rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Pringle Bay Beach.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pringle Bay day trip website.

Cape Town to Pringle Bay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In January, daily temperatures in Pringle Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Pringle Bay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Mossel Bay

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): play a few rounds at Pinnacle Point Golf Club, then do a tasting at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Blaize Trail, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Pringle Bay to Mossel Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pringle Bay in January: highs in Mossel Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn

— 2 nights

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 26th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Meiringspoort Waterfall, then explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort, and finally do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal. On your second day here, experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, do a tasting at De Krans Wines, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip builder tool.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Plettenberg Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Buffalo Bay and Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (St George's Anglican Church & Garden Route Export House) and Waterfall Trail (in Tsitsikamma National Park). It doesn't end there: tee off at Simola Golf and tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips