10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi + bus:  21​h 30​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
London

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): do a tasting at Karusa Vineyards, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Arbeidsgenot, and finally get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Meerkat Magic, view the masterpieces at ArtKaroo Art Gallery, and then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip builder.

London, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Oudtshoorn, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

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C.P Nel Museum ©
C.P Nel Museum
ArtKaroo Art Gallery ©
ArtKaroo Art Gallery
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Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holy Trinity Church and Simola Golf. Get a sense of the local culture at St Peters Anglican Church and Nelson Bay Cave. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, and do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay itinerary maker.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Simola Golf ©
Simola Golf

3
days
Wilderness

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dutch Reformed Mother Church and St Mark's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Wilderness Beach and Cape St Blaize Lighthouse. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint, and steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilderness vacation builder.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Wilderness sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

George, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park

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