7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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7 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Durban
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Durban

3
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.
On the 1st (Sun), stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then stop by La Chocolaterie Rococo.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn tour planner.

Durban to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping

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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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 out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna Heads (in Knysna). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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