7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  33​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
Melbourne

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Knysna Elephant Park, identify plant and animal life at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Plettenberg Bay, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Plettenberg Bay is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden

2
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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 5th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip 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 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Sightseeing Parks Outdoors
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Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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