Frequently referred to as ‘Garden of Eden’, the Cape Garden route stretches along rugged Indian Ocean coastline and pristine flourishing forests. It is a region of breathtaking mountains, rivers, lagoons, beautiful beaches and indigenous fauna and flora.
The Garden Route stretches along the Southern Cape Coast from Heidelberg as far as Storms River and The Tstisikamma Forest.
Quaint and historic towns along the garden route offer a variety of attractions, for both young and old travelers, making it a highly sought-after destination and offering visitors an enjoyable holiday stay at any time of the year.
A small seaside harbor- town, situated on the peninsula halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Mosselbay is the “bay of attractions”, long tranquil sandy beaches, big game viewing, interesting and fascinating museums and a palate of entertainment for the whole family.
Located at the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountain range, it is a region of magnificent beauty, this seaside holiday resort, offers sun glistened white beaches and breathtaking vantage points, excellent for whale and dolphin watching. The Wildnerness National Park is paradise for the eco-tourist. The surrounding lakes, lagoons and rivers flanked by contrasting rugged Mountains makes this town home to many artists and craft makers who draw inspiration from their scenic surrounding and gentle beauty
A perfect desitination for families who enjoy the outdoors, it is a paradise seaside village that offers Fynbos covered dunes and estuaries. The Goukamma Nature reserve, hosts South Africa’s hightest vegetated sand dunes, as well as the country’s most important wetland reserves. Sedgefield is rich in birdlife and indigenous fauna and flora. For the lover of outdoors, explore this region through the forest hiking trains, open plains and watersport activities along the tranquil lakes.
This charming village offers visitors a friendly welcome of natural indigenous forests and lagoon. Knysna is the picturesque town in the heart of the Garden Route. Home to the only forest elephants in South Africa, the Knysna seahorse, Pansy Shells, the comical brightly coloured Knysna Lourie and a host of forest birds, satisfying all bird watcher enthusiasts.
A natural paradise, enjoy water activities on the Knysna lagoon, cosy street cafes, craft shops and delicious Knysna oysters. Knysna is the ideal base from which to explore the garden route, while enjoying endless outdoor activities and top class cuisine, it is a veritable Garden of Eden.
Plettenberg Bay is known as the jewel of The Garden Route. Originally known as “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay is well known for its beautiful beaches, dramatic rocky peninsula, lagoons and estuaries, indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.
Plettenberg Bay offers warm and lazy sunny days on the beach for those seeking a tranquil getaway from the everyday environment. Enjoy whale and dolphin watching as well as other outdoor activities.
George is on of the oldest towns in South Africa, it is centrally positioned between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and in close proximity to the quaint Garden Route towns. The country atmosphere of George boasts excellent golf courses and is frequently used as the portal to the Garden Route, it is nestled below the Majestic Outeniqua Mountains and links the Little Karoo to the garden route, through majestic mountain passes.
The Ostrich capital of the world, ostriches and ostrich products are found in abundance in this little Karoo town. It is the commercial centre of the Little Karoo and is scenically situation between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. A town rich in architecture, magnificent old feather palaces bear witness to the opulence of the town during the ostrich feather boom