4-nights Garden Route Bush & Beach Road Trip

Day 1: Oudtshoorn

Set off from Cape Town nice and early so that you have plenty of time to enjoy the drive to Oudtshoorn. Travel along the scenic Route 62 - recently voted as "World's Best Road Trip" and also known as "The World's Longest Wine Route", stopping to admire the beautiful and varied scenery and to enjoy the little towns along the way. Total driving time between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn is approximately 5 hours. 

Oudtshoorn is famous for its Ostriches so we can highly recommend stopping at one of the showfarms (our favourite is Safari Ostrich Showfarm) for a tour and to learn a little more about these giant birds and the history of their farming in the area. 

Arrive at your accommodation, situated a little outside the town of Oudtshoorn on a working ostrich farm, is the late afternoon and settle into your room. Enjoy a walk around the peaceful estate and a sundowner overlooking the distance mountains from your verandah.

Day 2: Plettenberg Bay

Oudtshoorn is also famous for its limestone Cango Caves, and this is a not to be missed experience for visitors to the town. We recommend a standard tour of the caves, on which you will learn more about the amazing stalagtite and stalagmite rock formations inside the caves. 

From here take a scenic drive over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain Pass down onto the beautiful Garden Route, the first town you will reach is the capital of the area - George, followed by Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and then Plettenberg Bay. Total driving time between the Cango Caves and Plettenberg Bay is between 2.5 to 3 hours. 

Your accommodation for tonight overlooks Robberg Beach, check in, enjoy a walk on the beach and relax at the lodge, taking in the beautiful ocean views. 


Day 3: Plettenberg Bay

A full day to enjoy the wealth of activites and attractions on offer in the area, you can be as busy and active as you like, or choose to just chill at the beach. 

We can recommend a visit to the stunning Tsitsikamma National Park where you can take a walk along the boardwalks to the swing bridges which cross the Storms River Mouth. some of the recommended adventure activities available here include Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour (a fun zip lining experience in the forest), a Kayak and Lilo experience and/or the World's Highest Bungee Jump at Bloukrans Bridge. 

If you prefer to stick around Plettenberg Bay there is a growing wine route, fun to do on a horse drawn carriage tour, there are also several animal sanctuaries all worth a visit. 

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Day 4: Brandwacht Game Reserve

Today we advise a visit to Knysna and to enjoy the Featherbed Eco Experience.

From here take a slow drive to enjoy the beautiful scenery through to Mossel Bay, to your safari camp situated on a game reserve just outside the town. 

We suggest arriving in time for the optional afternoon game drive, where you will also enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the reserve. 

Day 5: End of Itinerary

Your final day, make the most of it with a visit to Mossel Bay, our top recommendations are the World's Longest Over-Ocean zip line and a visit to the Diaz Museum Complex. 

Drive back to Cape Town via the N2 and if time permits take a detour down to Cape Agulhas - the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the most Southern Tip of Africa. 

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