13 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

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13 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
George
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Cape Point. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town attractions planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Cape Town. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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.
Get out of town with these interesting George side-trips: Oudtshoorn (Swartberg Pass, Cango Caves, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, head off the coast to Groot Brakrivier Island, and explore the galleries of Cape Palette Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the George tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, you will find days in George are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip builder site .

Getting from George to Plettenberg Bay by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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