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 45​min
1
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip itinerary maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mossel Bay is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Mossel Bay. In December, Mossel Bay is little chillier than Jeddah - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse ©
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

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nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and Birds of Eden (in The Crags). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bollard Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Knysna Elephant Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

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Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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