8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

8 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
George
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near George: Oudtshoorn (Swartberg Pass, Cango Caves, &more) and Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex (in Mossel Bay). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, browse the exhibits of Cape Palette Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our George trip planner.

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for a bit cooler days in George, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge, &more), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from George to Plettenberg Bay by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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