7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
George
— 2 nights
End: Johannesburg

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Brenton on Sea and Bollard Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio, The Waterfront Knysna Quays, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Birds of Eden.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planning site .

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to George.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mark's Cathedral, George and Cape St Blaize Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and Outeniqua Transport Museum. Explore George's surroundings by going to Oudtshoorn (Cali Craft & Gems & The Cango Caves). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art & Picture Framing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the George journey planner .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to George in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in George are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in George

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, Wilderness
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church

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