8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
George
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Explore George's surroundings by going to Oudtshoorn (The Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, & more). It doesn't end there: stroll through Wilderness Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our George travel route planner

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in George hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Holy Trinity Church & Knysna Heads). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay road trip planning app

Getting from George to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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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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