7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
George
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Johannesburg

4
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tsitsikamma National Park (Storms River Suspension Bridge & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park, get great views at Margaret's Viewpoint, and steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to George.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from George: Oudtshoorn (La Chocolaterie Rococo, Cango Wildlife Ranch, & more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach and explore the activities along Victoria Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the George trip planner.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, plan for little chillier nights in George, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness Beach
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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