5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Port Elizabeth

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Knysna Heads, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay road trip tool.

Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church, then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and finally stop by Bella-Mia Pottery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip tool.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Palette Art Gallery
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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