7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  17​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then relax in the rural setting at Cango Ostrich Show Farm. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn online travel route planner .

London, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from London in March, plan for warmer days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, kick back and relax at Bollard Bay, and pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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