7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Knysna Heads & Featherbed Nature Reserve). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay route app .

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

2
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.
Oudtshoorn is known for nature, outdoors, parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at The Cango Caves, look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn itinerary site .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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