5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn tour planner.

Johannesburg to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Storms River Suspension Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Knysna Elephant Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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