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:  7​h
1
Storms River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterfall Trail, The Dolphin Trail and Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. On your second day here, snap pictures at Storms River bridge, snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dolphin Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Storms River online tour itinerary planner .

Johannesburg to Storms River is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Storms River, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River bridge
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Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

1
night
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.
You've now added Knysna Elephant Park to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Mitchell's Brewery, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Knysna online trip maker .

You can drive from Storms River to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Knysna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cango Caves. On the 18th (Fri), stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass.

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Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products ©
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products

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