15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Garden Route Trip Planner

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Wilderness
— 4 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
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Wilderness

— 4 nights
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.
Outeniqua Transport Museum and Pharoah Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Wilderness National Park and Victoria Bay. Explore Wilderness' surroundings by going to Mossel Bay (Cape St Blaize Lighthouse & St. Blaize Trail). Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mark's Cathedral, and relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wilderness trip website.

Cape Town to Wilderness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wilderness, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Oudtshoorn

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like C.P Nel Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arbeidsgenot and St Jude's Anglican Church. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Waterval Rust en Vrede, learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Plettenberg Bay

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Peters Anglican Church and Nelson Bay Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Simola Golf. Venture out of the city with trips to Scarab Village (in Sedgefield) and Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Holy Trinity Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, play a few rounds at Goose Valley Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Make your Plettenberg Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

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