Garden Route

Garden route adventuresThe Garden Route is an awesome and popular scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The route attracts thousands of foreign and local travelers every year, and is renowned for its beauty and scenery, but the real gems are the hidden attractions and destinations that branch off the main N2 route.

The Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name ‘Garden Route’ comes from the ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here, along with the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. The Garden Route includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley; with George being the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative centre.

The Garden Route is famous for its fynbos floral kingdom, secluded little bays and its year-round holiday frame of mind. Depending on the time of year, you can also look seawards to catch sight of southern right and humpback whales, bottlenose and common dolphins, and even killer whales that frolic close to shore, especially near Plettenberg Bay.Elephants on the Garden route

The Garden Route National Park, which weaves together the existing Tsitsikamma National Park’s ancient forests and wild coastline with the Wilderness National Park via a chain of lakes and preserved sections of fynbos, is a fascinating mix of ecosystems.

Check out some cool activities and attractions in the Garden Route below:

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Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are located 29km from the town of Oudtshoorn on the Garden ...
The Cango Caves are located 29km from the town of Oudtshoorn on the Garden route - Route 62. The amazing ...

Cango Wildlife Ranch

The Cango Wildlife Ranch is about 3km outside of Oudtshoorn, offering sanctuary to ...
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is about 3km outside of Oudtshoorn, offering sanctuary to some of the world’s most endangered ...

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the ...
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the trees above the Tsitsikamma rainforest on ...

Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden, is a two hectare free flight bird sanctuary, that is made ...
Birds of Eden, is a two hectare free flight bird sanctuary, that is made from a dome enclosing a gorge ...

Monkeyland

Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland is located in ...
Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland is located in Plettenberg bay on the Garden Route, ...

Bungy Jump

Face Adrenalin is the company providing the world highest bridge bungy jump, on the ...
Face Adrenalin is the company providing the world highest bridge bungy jump, on the Bloukrans bridge on the Garden Route. ...

Knysna Elephant park

The Knysna Elephant park is the place to visit if you would like a ...
The Knysna Elephant park is the place to visit if you would like a close encounter with an elephant. The ...

Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden is a beautiful walking route set in the lush, green ...
The Garden of Eden is a beautiful walking route set in the lush, green Knysna indigenous forest. The route is ...