7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  26​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Sydney

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park and take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Knysna
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
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Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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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 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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