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 St. Blaize Trail. Step out of Wilderness to go to Mossel Bay and see Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint, relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm, and contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilderness holiday tool.

Cape Town to Wilderness is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wilderness, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and C.P Nel Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Jude's Anglican Church and Arbeidsgenot. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Waterval Rust en Vrede, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic, 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

Wildlife · Parks · 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 Holy Trinity Church. 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, Garden Route National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, hike along Garden of Eden, trot along with a tour on horseback, and steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19: