5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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

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.
Step out of Plettenberg Bay to go to Knysna and see Knysna Heads, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Knysna Elephant Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
night
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 30th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn itinerary maker.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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

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