16 days in Garden Route & Jeffreys Bay Itinerary

16 days in Garden Route & Jeffreys Bay Itinerary

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16 days in Garden Route & Jeffreys Bay Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jeffreys Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Nuremberg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip generator.

Nuremberg, Germany to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Nuremberg to Oudtshoorn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm, then examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zorgfontein Game Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wilderness trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Wilderness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Museums

Side Trips

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Redberry Farm
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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm
Map of Africa Viewpoint ©
Map of Africa Viewpoint

2
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Old Gaol and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Wilderness to Knysna in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wilderness in August since evenings lows in Knysna dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, then get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Tsitsikamma National Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors
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Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey ©
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Birds of Eden and Robberg Nature Reserve. Take a break from Plettenberg Bay with a short trip to Storms River Suspension Bridge in Tsitsikamma National Park, about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Plettenberg Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Suspension Bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

3
nights
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port St Francis and then enjoy the sea views from Seal Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jeffreys Bay vacation builder.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Jeffreys Bay by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Jeffreys Bay, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Francis Bay, The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World
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Port St Francis ©
Port St Francis
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Seal Point ©
Seal Point

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