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 Wilderness Beach. Explore Wilderness' surroundings by going to Mossel Bay (Cape St Blaize Lighthouse & St. Blaize Trail). There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Victoria Bay, take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint, and contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilderness holiday tool.

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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wilderness, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.
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Oudtshoorn — 4 nights

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and De Zeekoe Farm. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Jude's Anglican Church and Arbeidsgenot. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of C.P Nel Museum, experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.
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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 Nelson Bay Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Simola Golf. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Holy Trinity Church, &more) and Scarab Village (in Sedgefield). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, trek along Garden of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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.
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