10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  21​h 45​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Oudtshoorn

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness) and George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & Cape Palette Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at St Jude's Anglican Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip itinerary app .

Manchester, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Oudtshoorn. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Oudtshoorn to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

George, Wilderness Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

5
nights
Plettenberg Bay

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's still lots to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay tour planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge, The Dolphin Trail
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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