13 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

13 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa route planner

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Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Plettenberg Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Tsitsikamma National Park (Waterfall Trail & Otter Trail) and Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park and stop by La Carla Mask Atelier.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay road trip planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Plettenberg Bay is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in October, with highs in Plettenberg Bay at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

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Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Cape Town

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Franschhoek (Eikehof & First South African Perfume Museum). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors

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