7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  28​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  29​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn custom trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Oudtshoorn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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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 out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Storms River Suspension Bridge & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park and pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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