7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  17 h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: London

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves.

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London, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Oudtshoorn due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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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.
Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Featherbed Nature Reserve & Knysna Heads). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

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Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
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Birds of Eden

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