A 200km kilometre stretch of coastline from Mossel Bay in the west to Tsitsikamma in the east, the famed Garden Route is a highlight on most visitors’ itineraries. Two vastly different geographical areas running parallel together, contrasting yet complimenting.
The lush, green Garden Route hugs the coastline on its southerly length, its tropical vegetation and brilliantly coloured fauna and flora are offset sharply by the semi-desert, ostrich farming Klein Karoo and the vast, copper coloured plains of the Central Karoo on the northerly length.
The Garden Route is a bewitching world of indigenous forests, sea villages, freshwater lakes, picturesque settlements, golden beaches and mystical mountains. Tourists flock here to bask on the beach in the summer months, watch the ever-increasing numbers of migrating whales in the winter months, play golf, sail sleek yachts and indulge in fine food and wine.
Towns worth mentioning are Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, use these as a base to explore the many attractions in and around the area. From the unique interaction with Meerkat’s at sunrise to tasting the famous Knysna Oysters at sunset.
A self-drive holiday is the best way to experience the wonders of the Garden Route.
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