7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Knysna
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Windhoek

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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.
Oudtshoorn is known for nature, outdoors, wildlife areas, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at The Cango Caves, look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems, experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: The Crags (Birds of Eden & Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint, take an in-depth tour of Old Gaol and Art Gallery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Knysna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden