You will be filled with awe as you make your way along this magnificent, wild and unspoilt  coastline. The Garden Route, known as South Africa’s Eden, stretches from Mossel Bay in the West to Tsitsikamma in the East.  From the peace and tranquility of the many inland lagoons, forests and trails to the bustle of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, the Garden Route offers a wonderful array of different experiences.

Those looking for unsurpassed natural beauty found in magical forests, sweeping beaches or peaceful lake districts will discover the Garden Route to be a paradise offering all this and more.

Garden Route Highlights

  • Mossel Bay  – Khoi San cave paintings, fishing and shopping
  • Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay     – gorgeous beaches, good surf
  • Victoria Bay – epic surf, picturesque beach (Look out for Jeffrey’s Bay too – not officially on the Garden Route but close enough and renowned enough to warrant a mention)
  • Tsitsikamma and Storms River – canopy tree tours through tangled forests; world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans
  • The Crags, Harkerville and Nature’s Valley – incredible hikes with amazing views; animal encounters including elephant back rides
  • Knysna – arty, bustling town; unique cultural experiences at the local Rastafarian village; annual festivals such as the Pink Loerie and the Knysna Oyster Festival
  • Plettenberg Bay – Land and boat based whale and dolphin watching, great beaches
  • George – Railway museum