5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town

3
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park & Knysna Heads) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden and surround yourself with nature on Knysna Elephant Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay custom trip planner.

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Plettenberg Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Knysna
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

2
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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 3rd (Thu), explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then look for gifts at Bella-Mia Pottery.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn online itinerary creator.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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