7 days in Garden Route & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

7 days in Garden Route & Port Elizabeth Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Redberry Farm and Wilderness Beach. There's much more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn attractions planner.

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. December in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilderness Beach, Redberry Farm
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Brenton on Sea and Water World Wild Waters Fun Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads, Garden Route National Park, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden and indulge your taste buds at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Sardinia Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Hobie Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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