7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  32​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn itinerary maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Oudtshoorn due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Knysna sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

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Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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