8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  26​h
Wilderness
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
Paris

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

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Paris, France to Wilderness is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. In July, Wilderness is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Palette Art & Picture Framing
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Wilderness Beach
Cape Palette Art & Picture Framing

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Birds of Eden and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve and surround yourself with nature on Knysna Elephant Park.

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You can drive from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wilderness in July since evenings lows in Plettenberg Bay dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Birds of Eden
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then have some family-friendly fun at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, contemplate the long history of Arbeidsgenot, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves.

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Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
The Cango Caves

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