6 days in Garden Route Itinerary

6 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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6 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
George
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

1
day
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our George trip generator.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to George is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to George due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in December; daily highs in George reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Historic Sites Museums
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Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
St Mark's Cathedral ©
St Mark's Cathedral

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Trinity Church and St Peters Anglican Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Radical Raptors and Plettenberg Beach. When in Plettenberg Bay, make a side trip to see Jandreart Studio in Knysna, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from George to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Jandreart Studio ©
Jandreart Studio

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