5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Johannesburg

3
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna to see Knysna Heads about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint.

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Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park
Birds of Eden

2
days
Oudtshoorn

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): Head underground at The Cango Caves, admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

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You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Swartberg Pass
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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