5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Wilderness
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
2
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wilderness driving holiday planning tool .

Cape Town to Wilderness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Wilderness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Plettenberg Beach. Visiting Robberg Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay will get you outdoors. Step out of Knysna with an excursion to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in The Crags--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mitchell's Brewery, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Knysna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Plettenberg Bay
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Knysna in September since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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