10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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10 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness) and George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & Cape Palette Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cango Caves, relax in the rural setting at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, do a tasting at Karusa Vineyards, and take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn driving holiday planning app .

London, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Oudtshoorn. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

George, Wilderness Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, and make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay visit app .

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, The Dolphin Trail
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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