11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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11 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Walvis Bay
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
George
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Walvis Bay

5
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wilderness Beach and Santos beach. Get in touch with nature at The Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near George: Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex (in Mossel Bay) and Oudtshoorn (Swartberg Pass, Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, & more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at George Golf Club, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the George itinerary planner.

Walvis Bay, Namibia to George is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western African Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in George can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Mossel Bay
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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.
Attractions like Brenton on Sea and Robberg Nature Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Buffalo Bay and Plettenberg Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Bollard Bay) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden and surround yourself with nature on Knysna Elephant Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

You can drive from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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