15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: George
1
George
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
2
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Bus:  45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h
4
Mossel Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: George

2
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.
George is known for museums, golf, nature, shopping, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm, view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Robertson Brewing Co., and take in the awesome beauty at Outeniqua Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the George online travel planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to George. In December in George, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wilderness.

Things to do in George

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Victoria Bay ©
Victoria Bay
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

3
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.
Wilderness is known for nature, beaches, fun & games, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint, stop by Tiny Shop, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wilderness travel route planning site .

Wilderness is just a short distance from George. In December, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Oudtshoorn to De Rust to see Meiringspoort about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, relax in the rural setting at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and get to know the fascinating history of St Georges Mall.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip site .

Traveling by bus from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

De Rust, St Georges Mall
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

5
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Mossel Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna Heads, & more) and Swellendam (Drostdy Museum & Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Shark Lab, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay road trip planner.

Take a bus from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Swellendam
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum

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