8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at Outeniqua Farmers' Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Buffalo Bay, and then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Wilderness is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wilderness, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Outeniqua Farmers' Market
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay travel route builder app

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
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.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn online trip itinerary maker

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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