8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route Trip Planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Tsitsikamma National Park (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Storms River Suspension Bridge, & more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

2
nights
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.
Knysna is known for nature, wildlife areas, beaches, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea, and take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip builder.

Knysna is just a stone's throw from Plettenberg Bay. In August in Knysna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and finally relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn tour planner.

Getting from Knysna to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

Similar Plans

9 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Knysna, Cape Town & Stellenbosch BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Garden Route, Mthatha & Lesotho BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Tsitsikamma National Park & Knysna BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Garden Route BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request an agent
TRAVEL AGENT