7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by La Chocolaterie Rococo, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn online route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

2
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.
Take a break from Plettenberg Bay with a short trip to Knysna Heads in Knysna, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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