9 days in Garden Route Itinerary

9 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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9 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  23​h 15​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): Head underground at The Cango Caves.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Oudtshoorn due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Oudtshoorn reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

1
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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 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Cathedral, George, then see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art & Picture Framing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mossel Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

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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.
Get outdoors at Knysna Heads and Robberg Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Knysna side-trips: The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, admire the striking features of St Georges Anglican Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio.

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Drive from Mossel Bay to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Knysna sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

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Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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