7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
George
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Dubai

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dutch Reformed Mother Church and Cape St Blaize Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and Outeniqua Transport Museum. Explore George's surroundings by going to Oudtshoorn (Cali Craft & Gems, Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach, steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House, and take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read George holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to George is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to George. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in George reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, Wilderness Beach
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

2
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads and then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then browse the fresh offerings at Harkerville Saturday Village Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Plettenberg Bay when traveling from George in July, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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