5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Knysna Heads
4.7
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Birds of Eden
4.7
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Robberg Nature Reserve
4.8

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©

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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo, then explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Cango Caves
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Nature / Park
Cango Wildlife Ranch
4.4
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Scenic Drive
Swartberg Pass
4.7

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