9 days in Garden Route Itinerary

9 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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9 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Nuremberg

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.
Safaris has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse and then learn about winemaking at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zorgfontein Game Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mossel Bay itinerary builder.

Nuremberg, Germany to Mossel Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nuremberg to Mossel Bay. Traveling from Nuremberg in August, expect nights in Mossel Bay to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Cape St Blaize Lighthouse ©
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar ©
Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar

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hours
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 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then Head underground at The Cango Caves.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn itinerary builder.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

2
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Bay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wilderness holiday planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

George, Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Storms River Suspension Bridge as well as Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Wilderness in August since evenings lows in Plettenberg Bay dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Suspension Bridge, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, Garden Route National Park
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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