Garden Route Guide

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Bungy jump off the Bloukrans Bridge on the Garden Route.

A guide to the most popular highlights, attractions and things to do when traveling along the Garden Route of South Africa.

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!...more

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...more

Cape Garden Route - Garden Grace

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...more

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...more

Eastern Cape Settler Country, South Africa

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...more

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...more

Gansbaai. Garden Route. South Africa

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...more

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...more

Garden Route Guide - 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...more

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...more

Knysna Adventures, along the Garden Route. South Africa

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...more

Knysna Paradise. Garden Route. South Africa

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...more

Lake Pleasant Living - Accommodation 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...more

National Parks Along the Garden Route

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...more

Plentiful Plettenberg Bay

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

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...more

Shark Cage Diving in South Africa, Garden Route

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....more

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...more

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...more

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...more

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...more

Things to See and Do along the Garden Route

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...more

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...more
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