7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  20​h 45​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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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 13th (Tue), cruise along Swartberg Pass, then Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then relax in the rural setting at Cango Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn travel planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Oudtshoorn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Oudtshoorn to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Knysna.

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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip planner .

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Knysna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

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Plettenberg Bay
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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