Garden Route

The Garden Route stretches along the southern coast of South Africa through a mix of natural wonders, ecosystems, and delightful towns offering a blend of adventures and experiences.

A Nature Lover's Playground

The Garden Route is known for its stunning landscapes that showcase the region’s rich biodiversity. These include the pristine beaches that stretch the length of the route, where soaking up the sun, swimming, and trying your hand at surfing are all options. Marvel at the dramatic rock formations and sea caves at the stunning Knysna Heads, a natural landmark that offers panoramic views towards the tranquil namesake lagoon. Explore the lakes and estuaries of Wilderness and Sedgefield, where you can go canoeing, kayaking, or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. The lush forests of the famed Tsitsikamma Forests where towering trees, trails, and cascading waterfalls create an idyllic setting for hiking, birdwatching, and zip-lining adventures.  The Garden Route is a nature lover’s paradise, inviting an immersive and action-packed exploration of its remarkable beauty.

Inviting an Immersive and Action-Packed Exploration

The Garden Route makes for a wonderful road trip with a series of characterful coastal towns that exude a laid-back ambience and offer a range of cultural and culinary stops. Knysna, with its scenic lagoon and bustling waterfront, is a hub of activity. Indulge in fresh seafood – specifically oysters, embark on boat cruises, and explore the craft markets. Plettenberg Bay is known for its long beaches and outdoor adventures, offering a chance to encounter marine life through dolphin and whale-watching excursions. Mossel Bay, a historic town with a rich maritime heritage, beckons with its museums, cultural attractions, and the opportunity to cage dive with great white sharks. The Garden Route is also home to several wineries, where you can sample the region’s acclaimed wines. Immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the arts and crafts scene that dots the route.


The Garden Route has a range of accommodation options to suit all preferences. From luxury hotels and beachfront guest houses to cottages and luxury villa rentals. Whether it's a romantic getaway, a family-friendly retreat, or a nature-inspired escape, the Garden Route will meet your match.