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, kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House, 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 2.5-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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 De Zeekoe Farm. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Jude's Anglican Church and Arbeidsgenot. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic, stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn road trip planning tool.

Drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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
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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 Jandreart Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Circles in the Forest) and Scarab Village (in Sedgefield). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Simola Golf, stroll through Plettenberg Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

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