10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mossel Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Relax by the water at Plettenberg Beach and Bollard Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Jandreart Studio and Plettenvale Wines. Step out of Plettenberg Bay with an excursion to Tsitsikamma National Park in Tsitsikamma National Park--about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in March, expect Plettenberg Bay to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Bollard Bay ©
Bollard Bay

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, George, then see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through St. Blaize Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mossel Bay itinerary planner.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

George, Wilderness Beach
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic, then do a tasting at Karusa Vineyards, and then get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip maker website .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in March, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Wineries
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
C.P Nel Museum ©
C.P Nel Museum

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