6 days in Garden Route Itinerary

6 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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6 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Get outdoors at Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Knysna Elephant Park, indulge your taste buds at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and stop by La Carla Mask Atelier.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

2
nights
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.
Visit Cape St Blaize Lighthouse and Dutch Reformed Mother Church for their historical value. Visiting The Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stop by Cali Craft & Gems, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip generator.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dutch Reformed Mother Church, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
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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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