South Africa’s Garden Route, spread out along the coast like a giant natural theme park, is a rich tapestry of very large trees, freshwater lakes and deep gorges. Whether you’re paragliding over sandy white beaches, spotting dolphins and whales from the air or exploring the deep indigenous forests; it’s a place where nature rules, and it does so beautifully.
While outdoor activities take centre stage on a Garden Route holiday, fine food and drink are always at hand – this is South Africa’s oyster capital after all.
Great weather makes the Garden Route a year round destination, meaning that when to travel to the Garden Route is less important than what you do when you’re there.
Garden Route accommodation is plentiful in these parts with everything from Garden Route villas and seaside splendor to intimate guesthouses tucked away in the forest. There’s something for all tastes and pockets, but you do want to pre-book in season as this region is extremely popular with locals and international visitors.
It is also very easy to combine a Garden Route holiday with an African safari. At the top of the Garden Route is the Western Cape of South Africa. Big Five safari country with luxurious safari lodges completing our selection of Western Cape accommodation.
The Garden Route is also a firm favorite with South African families: why not see what all the fuss is about and try a Garden Route family holiday for yourself?
One of the best ways to experience Garden Route holidays is by driving yourself around this easily navigable area.