7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
George
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near George: Oudtshoorn (Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Swartberg Pass, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Tiny Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the George trip itinerary tool .

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect nights in George to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness
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Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Knysna Heads, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and trek along Otter Trail.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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