7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  33​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
George
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
Seattle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay online itinerary creator.

Seattle, USA to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Plettenberg Bay. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to George.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, then see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House, and finally view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the George travel planner.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in George, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in George

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

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