5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay driving holiday planner .

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Plettenberg Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), Head underground at The Cango Caves and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. On your second day here, look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo, experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Oudtshoorn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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