13 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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George
— 3 nights
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights

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 enjoy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island Museum. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 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
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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.
Attractions like Cango Caves and Wilderness Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore George's surroundings by going to Oudtshoorn (Swartberg Pass, Safari Ostrich Show Farm, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kaaiman's River, look for gifts at Tiny Shop, head off the coast to Groot Brakrivier Island, and view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the George travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to George in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in George, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay road trip site.

Traveling by car from George to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up 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
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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