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:  21​h 30​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cango Wildlife Ranch, relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at The Cango Caves, then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature

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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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: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna Heads (in Knysna). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden, get a dose of the wild on Knysna Elephant Park, and get great views at Margaret's Viewpoint.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve