8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  21​h 45​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Oudtshoorn is known for parks, nature, scenic drive, wineries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, experience rural life at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, and stop by Bella-Mia Pottery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Oudtshoorn is 2 hours. In January, Oudtshoorn is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

4
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 Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner .

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 January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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