8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h
End: London

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. Get outdoors at Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Heads. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and savor the flavors at Harkerville Saturday Village Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay day trip planning app .

London, UK to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Plettenberg Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Plettenberg Bay at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

2
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, George, and then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mossel Bay tour website .

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Mossel Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

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St Mark's Cathedral, Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
St Mark's Cathedral ©
St Mark's Cathedral

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day
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 10th (Tue), experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn vacation planner .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Mossel Bay in April, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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