17 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

17 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

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17 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wilderness
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h
End: London

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town route planner .

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Explore Tsitsikamma National Park's surroundings by going to The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Otter Trail, hike along The Dolphin Trail, snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex (in Mossel Bay) and Knysna (Brenton on Sea, Featherbed Nature Reserve, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Wilderness Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wilderness trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Wilderness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in September since evenings lows in Wilderness dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

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.
Oudtshoorn is known for nature, outdoors, parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and stop by Cali Craft & Gems.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

La Chocolaterie Rococo
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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