15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+3
train + Fly + taxi + bus:  25​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Wilderness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Brussels

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.
Oudtshoorn is known for nature, outdoors, wildlife areas, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, experience rural life at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Oudtshoorn due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

4
nights
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.
Explore Wilderness' surroundings by going to Knysna (The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna Elephant Park, & more) and Sedgefield Craft Brewery (in Sedgefield). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, view the masterpieces at Pharoah Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wilderness travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Wilderness sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

5
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tsitsikamma National Park: Plettenberg Bay (Plettenvale Wines & Robberg Nature Reserve) and The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, & more). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Tsitsikamma National Park. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, push the limits with an extreme tour, and trek along Otter Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Wilderness to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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