Summary

From Cape Town along the coast to Port Elizabeth, this 600-kilometre stretch is a highlight on most visitors itineraries.

Two vastly different geographical areas running parallel together, contrasting yet complimenting.

The lush, green Garden Route hugs the coastline on its southerly length, its tropical vegetation and brilliantly coloured fauna and flora are offset sharply by the semi desert, ostrich farming Klein Karoo and the vast, copper coloured plains of the Central Karoo on the northerly length.  

The Garden Route is a bewitching world of indigenous forests, sea villages, freshwater lakes, picturesque settlements, golden beaches and mystical mountains. Tourists flock here to bask on the beach in the summer months, watch the ever increasing numbers of migrating whales in the winter months, play golf, sail sleek yachts and indulge in fine food and wine.

Towns worth mentioning are Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, use these as a base to explore the many attractions in and around the area. From the unique interaction with Meerkat’s at sunrise to tasting the famous Knysna Oysters at sunset.  

A self drive holiday is the best way to experience the wonders of the Garden Route.

  • Take an Ocean Safari from Plettenberg Bay
  • Visit the Knsyna Heads and enjoy the view back across to the town
  • Play a round of golf at Fancourt, one of the premier golf destinations in South Africa Travel
  • Enjoy a walk along the quiet unspoilt beaches of Wilderness
  • Drive over the Swartberg Pass and enjoy the stunning views from the top