15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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15 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  18 h 45 min
1
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Knysna
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: London

3
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.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along The Dolphin Trail, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, stroll through Waterfall Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Bitou Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tsitsikamma National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Tsitsikamma National Park are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, &more) and Plettenberg Bay (Robberg Nature Reserve & Nelson Bay Cave). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio, and stroll through Knysna Elephant Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Knysna online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Knysna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Mossel Bay (Shark Diving & St. Blaize Trail) and George (Cape Palette Art Gallery, Redberry Farm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, cruise along Swartberg Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn holiday builder site.

You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in August, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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