4 days in Garden Route Itinerary

4 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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4 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Wilderness
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Wilderness National Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, and then explore the activities along Kaaiman's River.

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Cape Town to Wilderness is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for slightly colder days in Wilderness, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On your second day here, stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

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