15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Wilderness
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Cape Town

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Pharoah Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Cape St Blaize Lighthouse and Montagu Pass Old Toll House. Go for a jaunt from Wilderness to Mossel Bay to see St. Blaize Trail about 48 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wilderness vacation planner.

Cape Town to Wilderness is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in November, you will find days in Wilderness are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

George, Mossel Bay
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Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wilgewandel Holiday Farm and Arbeidsgenot. Step out of the city life by going to Meerkat Magic and The Cango Caves. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of C.P Nel Museum, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, admire the striking features of St Judes Anglican Church, and stroll through De Zeekoe Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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De Zeekoe Farm ©
De Zeekoe Farm
C.P Nel Museum ©
C.P Nel Museum
St Jude's Anglican Church ©
St Jude's Anglican Church

6
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Tsitsikamma National Park. Holy Trinity Church and St Peters Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio & Simola Golf) and Scarab Village (in Sedgefield). There's much more to do: stroll through Radical Raptors, contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and tee off at Goose Valley Golf Club.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

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