Garden Route Guide
Mountains, lakes, dense forests, deep river gorges and golden beaches –
you’ll encounter them all along the way.
What does the Garden Route entail?
Famed as one of South Africa’s most popular holiday destinations for both local and international travellers, the scenic coastal route stretches some 200km between the towns of Mossel Bay and Storms River. It showcases breathtaking natural beauty and is jam-packed with fun activities and fascinating attractions. Mountains, lakes, dense forests, deep river gorges and golden beaches – you’ll encounter them all along the way.
The Garden Route’s spectacular scenery coupled with a multitude of leisure activities and its temperate climate makes for the perfect holiday destination.
Where to stay
The Garden Route is well known for its trendy little coastal towns, with their artsy shops and chic eateries and when it comes to accommodation choices, the Garden Route certainly does not disappoint. Whether large popular resorts, cosy forest cabins, charming beach-front cottages or luxury game lodges are your scene, you’ll find no shortage of excellent options to suit your taste and your budget.
Things to Do
An adrenaline junky’s dream, the route offers a host of adventure activities including skydiving, abseiling, bungy jumping and even an over-ocean zipline, to name but a few. Nature lovers can enjoy long, leisurely hikes through indigenous forests teeming with wildlife and swimming, canoeing or fishing in the beautiful, distinctive amber waters. The Route also caters for lazy leisure seekers with a choice of private game reserves, spas, whale watching excursions and upscale golf resorts.
With its spectacular natural beauty, mild climate and multitude of activities, the Garden Route caters for all, undoubtedly deserving a top spot on your must-see list!
Where to eat
With fine dining restaurants, artsy little cafés, chic speciality eateries and craft distilleries – for those heartily interested in good food and drink, the Garden Route is a foodie’s paradise. View our list of restaurants along the route and embark on a delightful, mouth-watering food journey.