14 days in Garden Route Itinerary

14 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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14 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
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.
Get outdoors at Wilderness Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilderness: Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch & Safari Ostrich Show Farm). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Wilderness National Park, stop by Tiny Shop, contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House, and take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilderness online driving holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Wilderness is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Wilderness: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Montagu Pass Old Toll House
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden. Relax by the water at Robberg 5 Beach and Noetzie Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Natures Valley Beach (in Nature's Valley) and Knysna (Pezula Championship Course, Knysna Heads, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Mitchell's Brewery, and do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Getting from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna, Natures Valley Beach, Noetzie Beach
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

2
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.
Get outdoors at Waterfall Trail and Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail, trek along The Dolphin Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. February in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

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

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