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 + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cape Town

2
days
Wilderness

On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wilderness National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wilderness trip generator.

Cape Town to Wilderness is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in January: highs in Wilderness hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

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Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Simola Golf and Plettenvale Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Bollard Bay, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plettenberg Beach, surround yourself with nature on Knysna Elephant Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Knysna
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Plettenberg Beach
Simola Golf
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