The Garden Route encompasses 300 km of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. White beaches, lagoons, forests, lakes and dramatic seaside cliffs provide a never-ending visual feast. This wide variety of habitats results in diverse vegetation and wildlife – each area unique to explore.
The four main cities along the Garden Route are Mossel Bay, George, Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, each boasting their own character. From mussels to oysters, the route will also satisfy your taste buds; fresh seafood and local South African cuisine served with pride.
Tsitsikamma Forest – The region of Tsitsikamma is a delight for travellers on a South African safari through the Garden Route, with its protected indigenous forest that contains the most amazing array of vegetation.
Knysna – Most famously, Knysna is known for its warm-water estuary that passes between two large headlands known as the Knysna Heads. The Heads boast a breath-taking lookout point, which gives visitors the optimal vantage point from which to appreciate the open ocean, as well as the chance to enjoy a meal at restaurants that offer stunning views and good, wholesome food.
Oudtshoorn – Here you can take a visit into the popular Cango Caves, which measure over four kilometers and are made up of a network of extensive tunnels and chambers. They boast spectacular trails amongst magnificent limestone formations and are located 29-kilometers outside of Oudtshoorn, an area well-known for its ostrich farming.
Bloukrans River – Daredevils can get their pulses racing with a leap off of the Bloukrans Bridge, known as the world’s highest bungee jump bridge.
Monkeyland, Knysna – Here you will be taken on a monkey safari in the forest to learn about these fascinating creatures.