The Garden Route South Africa is the beautiful stretch of coastline that starts from Stilbaai and Albertina Towns. Winding its route for more than 200 km past George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Finally coming down to Tsitsikama known for its giant trees and birdlife. The coastline from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay is close to 300 km long. It is among the most visited tourist destinations in South Africa.
Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays as the colorful flowers delights the eyes. Lakes, mountains, rivers and tall indigenous trees runs parallel to the coastline. Meandering hiking trails attract many hikers. Rivers and lakes attract fishing boats and swimming.
The town of George was established due to the growing demand of timber and wood used in for transport, furniture and building. It’s located on a 10-km plateau on the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian ocean to the south. While the plateau is fertile and lush greenery, behind the mountains the Klein Karoo is semi-arid. The Klein Karoo known for its gigantic beautiful castles built from proceeds of the ostrich boom back in the late 1800s. Today ostrich farming is still rife.
Garden Route South Africa
The Garden route is a perfect escape for adventure from scuba diving, abseiling, fishing and more. In ‘Plett’ there is the famous ocean safari, a search for sea mammals including the dolphins, whales and sharks. Tsitsikama national park combines the marine and land attractions abundant birdlife.
Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world’s biggest bird has it’s perfect home here. It is also the gate way to the Cango caves, a series of caverns and chambers naturally hewn out of limestone just 40km from Oudtshoorn. The Cango caves are among the top ten most visited places in South Africa.
The Garden Route tour starts in Cape Town and ends in Cape Town. You drive up to Tsitsikama where you explore the national park and engage several optional activities available here. Visit Plettenberg bay, Tsitsikama national park and Storms River mouth. We head to the little Karoo via Oudtshoorn to the Cango Caves. A stop at one Ostrich farm as we make our way down the popular Route 62.
- Cape Peninsula Tour
- Hermanus Town
- Ocean Safari in Plettenberg Bay
- Cango Caves
- Tsitsikama bridge
- Ostrich farm