5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna Heads (in Knysna). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve and savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

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Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park

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.
On the 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cango Wildlife Ranch, Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then stop by Bella-Mia Pottery. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn itinerary builder.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass

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