16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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16 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Knysna
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Dolphin Trail and Waterfall Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Tsitsikamma National Park side-trips: Cadeau Hiking Trails (in Witelsbos) and Dutch Reformed Church (in Kareedouw). There's much more to do: hike along Otter Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, and explore the galleries of Bitou Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Tsitsikamma National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Tsitsikamma National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Cadeau Hiking Trails, Dutch Reformed Church
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wilderness Beach and Buffalo Bay. Relax by the water at Brenton on Sea and Plettenberg Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Wilderness) and The Crags (Birds of Eden, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna trip planner.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

5
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.
Visit Santos Beach and Diaz Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at The Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos) and George (Cape Palette Art Gallery, Dutch Reformed Mother Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, look for gifts at Latana Cheese, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

Plan my day in Oudtshoorn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, George
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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