17 days in Garden Route & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

17 days in Garden Route & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

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17 days in Garden Route & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly:  28​h
1
George
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
6
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Nuremberg

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, and then stroll through Zorgfontein Game Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the George itinerary maker.

Nuremberg, Germany to George is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nuremberg in August, with highs in George at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in George

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Wilderness
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse ©
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

2
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.
On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Gallery Route 62 & Coffee Café, learn about winemaking at Boplaas, then do a tasting at De Krans Wines, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn tour planner.

Traveling by bus from George to Oudtshoorn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Calitzdorp
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Knysna Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, and then take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Knysna holiday planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Birds of Eden and Robberg Nature Reserve. Visiting Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, indulge your taste buds at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay travel itinerary planner.

Plettenberg Bay is very close to Knysna. In August, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Untouched Adventures as well as Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours and then find your balance on the water with Untouched Adventures. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tsitsikamma National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Tsitsikamma National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

3
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Seal Point and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth custom trip planner.

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Seal Point
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Seal Point ©
Seal Point
Bayworld ©
Bayworld

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