The Perfect 6 Day Road Trip Itinerary Along the Garden Route

Detailed Self Drive Through the Garden Route

The Perfect 6 Day Road Trip Itinerary Along the Garden Route

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Road Trip Highlights

Afrique du Sud


10 days

1921 km

  • Explore Franschhoek’s picturesque wineries on a delightful Wine Tram adventure.
  • Experience ostrich riding and wildlife encounters in Oudtshoorn at High Gate Ostrich Farm and Cango Wildlife Ranch.
  • Dive into exhilarating canyoning in Plettenberg Bay with Africanyon, featuring abseiling, zip-lining, and swimming.
  • Conquer your fears by bungee jumping off the world’s highest Boulkrans Bridge in South Africa.
  • Make a difference in children’s lives by supporting Langbos Creche & Child Centre in Addo, a heartwarming community project.
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We’re Jacob & Emily Cass and since 2009 we’ve been globetrotting around the world, visiting over 88+ countries. We hope to inspire you to travel with our insider tips & stories!

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from Cape town to Franschoek, where you will stay 1 night at Otters Bend Lodge. 82 Otters Bend Lodge
Day 2 Drive to Oudtshoorn for a 1 night stay at Karoo Soul Backpackers & Cottages. 383 Karoo Soul Backpackers & Cottages
Day 3 Drive towards Knysna, where you will stay 1 night at Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers. 120 Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers
Day 4 Drive to Plettenberg, where you will stay 1 night at African Array Lodge and Backpackers. 30 African Array Lodge and Backpackers
Day 5-6 Drive towards Jeffrey's Bay, where you will stay 2 nights at African Ubuntu Backpackers. 163 African Ubuntu Backpackers
Day 7-8 Drive towards Addo, where you will sleep at Addo Elephant National Park for 2 nights. 115 Addo Elephant National Park
Day 9 Drive towards Bloemfontein to stay 1 night at the Lemon and Lime guesthouse. 602 Lemon and Lime guesthouse
Day 10 Drive towards Johannesburg, where you will catch your flight back home at O.R. Tambo International Airport. 426 O.R. Tambo International Airport

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