7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Berlin
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  20​h 30​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip builder website .

Berlin, Germany to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Oudtshoorn is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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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.
Family-friendly places like Robberg Nature Reserve and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna Heads (in Knysna). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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