22 days in Garden Route Itinerary

22 days in Garden Route Itinerary

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22 days in Garden Route Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: London

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Cango Caves and Swartberg Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: La Chocolaterie Rococo (in Great Brak River), George (Robertson Brewing Co., Herold Wine Estate, & more) and Mossel Bay (Spas, Santos Beach, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, admire all the interesting features of Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, take an in-depth tour of C.P Nel Museum, and do a tasting at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip builder site .

London, UK to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Oudtshoorn due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Oudtshoorn reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

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

9
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.
Get outdoors at Brenton on Sea and Knysna Heads. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Plettenberg Bay (Plettenberg Beach, Robberg Nature Reserve, & more), Wilderness (Wilderness Beach & Map of Africa Viewpoint) and The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Buffalo Bay, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Knysna attractions planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tsitsikamma National Park and Waterfall Trail. On the 20th (Thu), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, and stroll through Otter Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tsitsikamma National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail ©
Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

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