14 days in Garden Route Itinerary

14 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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14 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
George
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Redberry Farm and Santos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting George side-trips: Hartenbos Waterpark (in Hartenbos) and Oudtshoorn (Bella-Mia Pottery, Cango Caves, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Wilderness Beach, enjoy some diversion at Acrobranch Wildwoods, view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

For maps and more tourist information, read George tour itinerary app .

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in George are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Mossel Bay
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Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

8
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 Water World Wild Waters Fun Park and Buffalo Bay make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Cola Beach (in Sedgefield) and Knysna (Bollard Bay, Garden Route National Park, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, cool off at Adventure Land - Water Slides and Play Park, and walk around Plett Puzzle Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Take a bus from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 3:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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