8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Calgary
Fly:  34​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
Calgary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then stroll through Garden of Eden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Peters Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Radical Raptors.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

Calgary, Canada to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Calgary, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors
Holy Trinity Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wilderness Beach and Cape St Blaize Lighthouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dutch Reformed Mother Church and Montagu Pass Old Toll House. Step out of Wilderness with an excursion to St. Blaize Trail in Mossel Bay--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to St Mark's Cathedral and get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wilderness trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
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Wilderness National Park
Wilderness Beach
St. Blaize Trail

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