Garden Route Guide


A guide on the most popular highlights, attractions and things to do when traveling along the Garden Route of South Africa.
  • An interior view of the magnificent Cango Caves.

    Spelunking in the Cango Caves

    If you are looking for an exciting adventure activity while exploring Oudtshoorn in the Garden Route, make sure you do not miss the chance to go caving or spelunking in the Cango Caves

  • Go cage diving with Crocodiles at the Cango Wildlife Ranch.

    Cango Wildlife Ranch

    One of Oudtshoorn's most popular tourist attractions and adventure activities, the Cango Wildlife Ranch is a magical world of strange, unique and dazzling wildlife

  • The majestic Cape Garden Route.

    Cape Garden Route

    Stretching along the southern Cape coast is the Garden Route, a place of rare beauty and wild adventure and one of South Africa's great natural gems. One of the prime holiday destinations in

  • Storms River Mouth.

    Capes Secret Garden

    The Cape's Secret Garden - South Africa's famous Garden Route has a therapeutic mix of beach, nature reserve and inland retreat to satisfy all your senses. Carrie Hampton went looking for all this

  • The Eastern Cape is home to the Big Five.

    Eastern Cape Holiday

    The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is considered by many to be scenically the most beautiful and with its plethora of Big Five game reserves it has become a must see area

  • Eco Shrine Hogsback.

    Eastern Cape Settler

    A leisurely two-day circular trail of 15 kilometres takes the ambler through the remains of indigenous forest, rich in yellowwood and wild olive. The summit of Bloukop ridge rewards the effort with

  • Cango Ostrich Farm.

    Events and Activities

    Activities and Events along the Garden Route include Cango Ostrich Farm tours, visiting the Klein Karoo National Arts festival, Whale Watching along the coast and sightseeing in Knysna, Plettenberg

  • Family fun in the Garden Route

    Fun for the Whole Family in the Garden Route

    The Garden Route is one of the most popular tourism destinations in South Africa. Offering a variety of attractions for both young and old, the Garden Route is the ideal place to visit for a family holiday

  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai.

    Gansbaai Adventure

    Gansbaai, translated as Goose Bay, is situated along the Southern Cape Coast, about 160km from Cape Town. This landmark destination serves as a departure point for an excursion to Geyser Island

  • The number one surf spot in the world.

    Jeffreys Bay - One of the best Surfing spots in the World

    With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the Eastern Cape's Jeffreys Bay is a surfer's mecca and is considered one of the top surfing locations in the world

  • Featherbed Nature Reserve.

    Knysna Adventures

    Knysna, a place of remarkable beauty, is pristinely situated on the coast. The area is famous for its luxuriant forests, breathtaking ocean views and tranquil ambient surroundings, which is why

  • Sunset in Knysna on the Garden Route.

    Knysna Paradise

    Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coasts best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon - it offers many activities and attractions of a wide

  • Lake Pleasant Living - The tranquil oasis of the Garden Route.

    Lake Pleasant Living Review

    We find ourselves in the lap of luxury at Lake Pleasant, a retreat where we can be together as a family and replenish our worn-out bodies and souls

  • Herd of elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.

    National Parks

    Some national parks to be found along the Garden Route include Addo Elephant National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness National Park

  • Kayaking in Plettenberg Bay.

    Plettenberg Bay

    From adventure activities to animal encounters, there's something here for everyone. Here are some of our top activities around Plettenberg Bay

  • Summer fun in the sun on Port Elizabeth beach.

    Port Elizabeth Attractions

    Port Elizabeth is known as South Africa's “Friendly City”, not only because of its vibrant, friendly residents, but also due to its location, making this popular sea port on the Garden Route

  • Hiking trails in the Garden Route.

    The Most Scenic Hiking Trails in the World

    South Africa's Garden Route is a popular hiking destination. Offering a number of exquisite hiking trails that lead one through magnificent mountainous scenery and along coastal cliffs, hiking

  • Thrilling adventures with White Sharks.

    Shark Cage Diving

    Shark Cage Diving is probably the safest way to see a Great White. Not only is this an opportunity of a lifetime but it's a chance to learn more about this fascinating predator.

  • The Adrenaline Trip

    Say goodbye to your comfort zone, you're about to OD on undiluted adrenalin. We hope you have a head for heights because there's abseiling at either end of this route – the first off Table Mountain

  • Thrilling treetop canopy adventures in Tsitsikamma.

    Garden Route: South Africa's Adventure Capital

    One of South Africa's most popular tourism regions, visitors to the Garden Route can enjoy a number of exciting adventure activities that are guaranteed to get your heart racing

  • Annual Pick-n-Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.

    The Knysna Oyster Festival

    The Knysna Oyster Festival is a 10 day annual festival every July in the popular tourist town of Knysna on the Western Cape's Garden Route

  • Tasty delights at the local market.

    Wild Oats Community Market

    The Wild Oats Community Market is an award winning farmer's market that occurs every Saturday on the outskirts of Sedgefield along the Garden Route

  • Attempt the Worlds Highest Bungee Jump

    For the ultimate in adrenalin pumping experiences, face your fears and jump off the Garden Route's Bloukrans Bridge in the World's highest bungee jump!

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