Best of the Garden Route: a 9 Day Road Trip

An Easy Garden Route Itinerary

Best of the Garden Route: a 9 Day Road Trip

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

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9 days

1212 km

  • Having sundowners while looking at a lion at Gondwana Private Game Reserve.
  • Enjoying a scenic boat cruise in Knysna.
  • Meeting elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay.
  • Experiencing beautiful scenery while on the Waterfall hike in Tsitsikamma.
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The Scribs and Nibs - Attiya and Wilhelm The Scribs and NibsUnited States FlagUnited States

Hi, my name is Attiya! For Wilhlem and I, traveling is a combination of views, adventures, a fun place to stay, and NIBS! A great meal (or a series of snacks) completes the day for us.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Picked up my brother at Cape Town Internal Airport and drove to Gondwana Private Game Reserve for a 2 night stay. 366 Gondwana Private Game Reserve
Day 3 Drove to Knysna via Mossel Bay for a 1 night stay. 128 Knysna Inn
Day 4-5 Drove to Plettenberg Bay for a 2 night stay. 33 Plettenberg Bay
Day 6-7 Drove to Storms River for a 2 night stay. 62 Boutique Vintage Forest Cabin
Day 8 Drove to Hermanus for a 1 night stay. 501 Walker Bay Manor
Day 9 Drove to Cape Town before sunset and completed the road trip. 122 Cape Town

Photo Gallery

Boat cruise in Knysna, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Coney Glen beach in Knysna, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Enjoying an evening fire at Gondwana Private Game Reserve, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Suspension bridge in Nature's Valley, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
The Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa | Photo credits:
View of Hermanus, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Zebra at sunset in Go
Boat cruise in Knysna, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Coney Glen beach in Knysna, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Enjoying an evening fire at Gondwana Private Game Reserve, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Suspension bridge in Nature's Valley, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
The Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa | Photo credits:
View of Hermanus, South Africa | Photo credits: The Scribs and Nibs
Zebra at sunset in Go

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