31 days in Garden Route Itinerary

31 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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31 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Norwich
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 20 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Storms River
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Norwich

20
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.
Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to George (Redberry Farm, Outeniqua Transport Museum, &more), Hartenbos (Nkonzo Wildlife Research & Janine Iron and Washing Museum) and Prince Albert (Greg Kerr Art Gallery & Fernskloof Wines). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and trek along St. Blaize Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary builder.

Norwich, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Oudtshoorn is somewhat warmer than Norwich - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, George, Calitzdorp, De Rust, Barrydale
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Plettenberg Bay (Robberg Nature Reserve & Plettenvale Wines) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, steep yourself in history at St George's Anglican Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Knysna journey planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Change things up with a short trip to Dutch Reformed Church in Kareedouw (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, hike along Otter Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Storms River online vacation planner .

You can drive from Knysna to Storms River in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Storms River are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River bridge, Dutch Reformed Church
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Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

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