Discovering South Africa's Hidden Gems: 17 Day Adventure from Johannesburg to the Garden Route and Beyond

South Africa's Garden Route Twist Road Trip Itinerary

Discovering South Africa's Hidden Gems: 17 Day Adventure from Johannesburg to the Garden Route and Beyond

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Afrique du Sud

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17 days

3264 km

  • Explore the scenic beauty and adventure activities of Robberg Nature Reserve.
  • Visit the scenic Storms River Mouth and suspension bridges in Tsitsikamma National Park.
  • Enjoy a game drive and picnic in Camdeboo National Park and hike in the Valley of Desolation.
  • Explore the fascinating Cango Caves and visit the Safari Ostrich Farm and Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn.
  • Relax at the unspoilt beach and lagoon in Natures Valley.
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Tamar LevinAfrique du Sud FlagAfrique du Sud

I live in Johannesburg and enjoy travelling in South Africa with my family. Road trips need to combine the right amount of relaxation and adventure to work for a family with 3 children.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from Johannesburg to Gariep Dam. Stay 1 night at Gariep, A Forever Resort. 584 Gariep, A Forever Resort
Day 2-10 Drive from Gariep Dam to The Crags, Plettenberg Bay area via N1, N9. Stay 9 nights at Beessential Farm, Nectar Private Campsite. Enjoy activities like relaxing at Keurbooms area beaches, lunch at Sol Kitchen, explore Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, visit Whale Tail Lookout Point. Hike the Robberg Trail in Robberg Nature Reserve, play in the dunes and swim at The Gap Beach. Visit Plett Puzzle Park as well as Storms River Mouth and the suspension bridges in Tsitsikamma National Park. 575 Beessential Farm, Nectar Private Campsite
Day 11-13 Drive from The Crags to Oudtshoorn, stay at Cango's Rest for 3 nights. Explore Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves. Visit Safari Ostrich Farm and Cango Wildlife Ranch. 173 Cango's Rest
Day 14-15 Drive from Oudtshoorn to Graaff-Reinet via Willowmore. Stay 2 nights at TJ Self Catering. Explore Graaff-Reinet, game drive and picnic in Camdeboo National Park, hike in the Valley of Desolation. 319 TJ Self Catering
Day 16 Drive from Graaff-Reinet to Bloemfontein. Stay at 16@Weitz for 1 night. 427 16@Weitz
Day 17 Drive from Bloemfontein to your home in Johannesburg. 402 Johannesburg

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