16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 3 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  23​h
End: Amsterdam


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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wilderness Beach and Santos beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Pharoah Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilderness: Mossel Bay (Velvet Vintage & Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Outeniqua Farmers' Market, explore the galleries of Cape Palette Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, and look for gifts at The Fudgemaster.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wilderness itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Wilderness is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Wilderness due to the time zone difference. In February, Wilderness is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Pinnacle Point Golf Club ©
Pinnacle Point Golf Club

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Plettenberg Beach. Bring the kids along to Radical Raptors and Plett Puzzle Park. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Leisure Isle Gallery, Holy Trinity Church, & more) and Mosaic Outdoor Market (in Sedgefield). And it doesn't end there: stop by The Waterfront Knysna Quays, cool off at Adventure Land - Water Slides and Play Park, identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden, and pick up some local products at Harkerville Saturday Village Market.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

Drive from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Shopping

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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Bollard Bay ©
Bollard Bay
Plett Puzzle Park ©
Plett Puzzle Park


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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cali Craft & Gems and La Chocolaterie Rococo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karusa Vineyards and C.P Nel Museum. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, look for gifts at Bella-Mia Pottery, identify plant and animal life at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
C.P Nel Museum ©
C.P Nel Museum