39 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

39 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Londrina
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Knysna
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Cape Town
— 14 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Londrina

6
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.
Get outdoors at Cango Caves and Santos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: George (Cape Palette Art Gallery & St Mark's Cathedral), Mossel Bay (Harry Giddy Park, Shark Diving, &more) and La Chocolaterie Rococo (in Great Brak River). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nkonzo Wildlife Research, and get engrossed in the history at Janine Iron and Washing Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary tool.

Londrina, Brazil to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Londrina in April, with highs in Oudtshoorn at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, George
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

10
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wilderness Beach and Brenton on Sea. Take a break from the city and head to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. Venture out of the city with trips to Wilderness (Parasailing & Paragliding, Wilderness National Park, &more), The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, &more) and Plettenberg Bay (Plettenberg Beach, Robberg 5 Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cola Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Harkerville Mountain Bike Trails, head outdoors with Tony Cook Adventures, and take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Knysna trip builder site.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Knysna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

7
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterfall Trail and The Dolphin Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Otter Trail, snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and view the masterpieces at Bitou Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Tsitsikamma National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

14
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Platteklip Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Kwaaiwater (in Hermanus), First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Gabrielskloof (in Botrivier). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tsitsikamma National Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermanus, First South African Perfume Museum, Shark Diving, Gabrielskloof, Pringle Bay Beach
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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