20 days in Garden Route Itinerary

20 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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20 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Wilderness
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

8
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Bollard Bay. Kids will enjoy Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Tsitsikamma National Park (Storms River Suspension Bridge & Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree) and Knysna (Featherbed Nature Reserve, Buffalo Bay, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

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Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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.
Family-friendly places like Cango Wildlife Ranch and Wilgewandel Holiday Farm will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic, and get your game on at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip maker site .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Wilderness Beach and Santos beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Wilderness side-trips: Mossel Bay (The Shark Lab & Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort). The adventure continues: tee off at Fancourt, have fun at Acrobranch Wildwoods, browse the eclectic array of goods at Outeniqua Farmers' Market, and explore the activities along Victoria Bay.

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Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Fancourt Country Club ©
Fancourt Country Club

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