Garden Route South Africa The Perfect 3 Day Itinerary

There is so much to do in the Garden Route; chances are you’ll probably wish you could stay longer.

This 3 day itinerary covers all the Garden Route highlights, allowing ample time to enjoy the best attractions.

Day 1: Mossel Bay

While Mossel Bay is quite small compared to other destinations along the Garden Route, it boasts a fascinating history and plenty to keep you busy on your first day.

Morning: Explore Old Town, Museums & Historical Highlights

The museum houses a life-sized replica of the ship Bartolomeu Dias used to first sail to Africa.

Day 2: Wilderness and Knysna

Wilderness is a charming small town surrounded by lush mountains with a lovely lagoon and one of the best beaches on the Garden Route.

Dolphin Point & Map of Africa Lookouts

First, make a quick stop at the Dolphin Point Lookout for a photo stop. During whale season, this is one of the best lookout points to see whales in the bay.

Day 3: Plettenberg Bay

Whether it’s relaxing on the beach, hiking the scenic trails at Robberg Reserve, or visiting the wildlife sanctuaries, there’s so much to do around Plettenberg Bay.

Robberg Nature Reserve

The reserve has several trails ranging in length and difficulty, so it’s easy to explore the peninsula at your own pace and skill level.

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