10 Day South Africa Itinerary with Garden Route Roadtrip

A comprehensive travel guide for your next South Africa trip

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TLDR:

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Day 1 — Johannesburg

Most people start their South Africa trip from Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg, Created on Canva

Day 2 — Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

On day 2 we started our journey to Kruger National Park.

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Views on Panorama Route , Created on Canva

Day 3 — Kruger National Park

Today was the day why we came to Kruger National Park. It was time for Safari and see the “big five” (Lion, Leopards, Buffalo, Elephant & Rhinoceros).

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Safari Jeep — Created on Canva
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From Pixels
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Photo by Hendrik Cornelissen from Pexels
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Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels
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Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels

Day 4 — Kruger National Park to Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth

We left the Jackalberry Ridge camp and started our drive back to Johannesburg airport where we were suppose to take a flight to Port Elizabeth.

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Day 5 — Garden Route — Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park

This was the day we start our garden route road trip. Everyone was excited and nervous.

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Garden Route — Created on Canva
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Bloukrans Bridge — Created on Canva
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Bloukrans Bridge Bungee — Ceated on Canva

Day 6 — Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn

The day earlier we booked an excursion of black water tubing at the lodge.

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Tsitsikamma National Park — Created by Canva

Day 7 — Oudtshoorn to Gansbaai via Congo Caves

After breakfast, we started our drive to Congo Cave which was just a 20-minute drive from Oudtshoorn.

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Congo Caves — Created on Canva
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Ostrich Farm — Created on Canva
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Gansbaai — Created on Canva

Day 8 — Gansbaai to Cape Town

Today’s plan was to go for Shark Cage Diving. We booked our dive with Great White Shark Tours. We reached their office in the morning where they arranged breakfast for us. We had breakfast and after the briefing, boarded the boat that took us to the location of the dive.

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Shark Cage — Created on Canva

Day 9 — Cape Town

We had a late start of the day and went for brunch near the Clifton beach.

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Cape Town — Created on Canva

Day 10 — Cape Town & Cape of good hope

We did not have any plans for the last day in South Africa, however, we ended up deciding to drive to the cape of good hope which was 1 and a half hours drive from Cape Town.

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Boulders Beach — Cretaed by Canva

Day 11 — Back to base

In the morning we returned our rental car at the airport and took our flight back home.

Useful Resources

Below is the list of some useful links that I used while creating my 10-day itinerary.

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