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

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Mark's Cathedral, George and Outeniqua Transport Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wilderness Beach and Santos beach. Change things up with these side-trips from George: Mossel Bay (Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex & Cape St Blaize Lighthouse) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch & The Cango Caves). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church and take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our George holiday builder website

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for little chillier days in George, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Bollard Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads, Jandreart Studio, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning tool

You can drive from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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