15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wilderness
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Berlin

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.
Holy Trinity Church and St Peters Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Radical Raptors and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads, Bollard Bay, & more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (in Tsitsikamma National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Plettenberg Beach and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay day trip planning tool

Berlin, Germany to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Plettenberg Bay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Bollard Bay ©
Bollard Bay
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape St Blaize Lighthouse and St Mark's Cathedral, George. Relax by the water at Wilderness Beach and Santos beach. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, experience rural life at Redberry Farm, and make a trip to Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Wilderness online trip itinerary builder

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
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Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arbeidsgenot and St Judes Anglican Church. Visiting The Cango Caves and Meerkat Magic will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards, and admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn road trip app

Drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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