7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Auckland
Fly:  33​h
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— Few hours
Fly:  34​h
Auckland

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna Heads, Wilderness National Park, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dutch Reformed Mother Church and Holy Trinity Church. Explore hidden gems such as Wilderness Beach and The Waterfront Knysna Quays.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilderness travel planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Wilderness is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Wilderness. Expect little chillier evenings in Wilderness when traveling from Auckland in February, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Dutch Reformed Mother Church
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Wilderness Lagoon
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, and finally get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
C.P Nel Museum
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products

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