Garden Route

Garden Route

Things to do - general

 

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.

With some of the country’s best beaches and a climate that is perfectly suited to playing outdoors, Garden Route holidays closely follow Cape Town holidays as being the most popular in South Africa.

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.

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Hunters Country House

Hunters Country House

Garden Route
The original thatched homestead is set in beautiful gardens, against the backdrop of the Tsitsikamma More info
Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Garden Route
Knysna Hollow Country Estate is set amongst mature oak and pecan trees. The main house is finished w More info
Kurland

Kurland

Garden Route
Kurland is situated in green pastures in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains on the family esta More info
The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg

Garden Route
The Plettenberg is designed for comfort and convenience, offering excellent accommodation, facilitie More info
8 Day South Africa Self Drive Safari

8 Day South Africa Self Drive Safari

Garden Route, Cape Town
Day 1-3: Cape Town’s Beaches, Mountains & Winelands South Africa’s beautiful city of Cape More info