The area between Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east, is one of the world’s most impressive drives through sprawling wetlands, forested mountains and vast white-sand beaches. It is the site of many adventure activities, cultural experiences and culinary delights – perfect for a restful or energetic break and a great place for families, groups of friends, couples and honeymooners to spend time.
Visit these spots and find out why the Garden Route has something to please every palate.
Tsitsikamma, near Knysna, is an adventure destination par excellence – hike to your heart’s content on beaches and in the mountains, take a canopy tour of the forest 30m in the air, kayak, tube and canoe, swing from the Bloukrans Bridge on the World’s highest bungee, scuba and snorkel, go biking or horse-riding and even visit a wolf sanctuary.
Take a trip to Featherbed Private Nature Reserve, which lies on the unspoiled Western Head of Knysna, a world heritage site that is only accessible via ferry and a delight for children, with nature trails, birdwatching and boat rides to keep the youngsters active and entertained.
Fantasea at Mossel Bay offers mini golf, trampolines, water slides and a skate park as well as yummy waffles, pancakes and real Italian ice cream for the whole family to enjoy.
For Groups of Friends
Hit the beach for a spot of people watching, surfing, sunbathing and relaxing cruises, or head to one of the nature reserves for the thrill of the chase during the day, and paint the town red by night at a selection of pubs and sports bars dotted all along the Garden Route.
For Couples and Honeymooners
Romantic spots for sunset strolls and moments of quality time abound on the Garden Route- on gorgeous beaches, in tranquil forested spots, intimate boat cruises or at five star restaurants with stunning views. All within easy reach of all our Garden Route Properties.
For Food Lovers
With so many miles of oceanfront, you can expect a feast of seafood delights along the Garden Route, accompanied by a range of fine wines, of course. The world-famous Knysna oysters simply must be tried, but there is more to the Garden route than seafood – you will find something to tempt every taste amid the gourmet offerings in this part of the world.