7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn

— 3 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.
On the 1st (Sun), stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn holiday planner.

Durban to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in October: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

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Plettenberg Bay

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads, Margaret's Viewpoint, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay travel tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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