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Spectacular Beaches and Fantastic Hotels

South Africa's Garden Route is a great holiday destination. The Garden Route is a top travel destination because of the beautiful beaches and the quality accommodation. See humpbacks on the Whale Route. Go on a road trip along the spectacular Route 62. See the Big 5 on a Garden Route Safari or kick back on a beach along the Coastal Route. Click on the destination below...

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Spanning from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route is an incredibly scenic part of South Africa. From the semi-desert of the Karoo and forests of Tsitsikamma to pretty seaside towns and white sandy beaches. It's the ideal destination for just about anyone, from families to honeymooners.

Most travellers start their Garden Route trip from Cape Town though it is just as easy to start in Port Elizabeth. It's the perfect place for a road trip - the ideal self-drive destination with good roads, easy access and a range of highlights to keep you entertained for weeks on end! Look out for the protected Fynbos (fine bush) flaura that is synonymous with the Garden Route.

The first section of the Garden Route is known as the Whale Route & the Overberg. Southern Right Whales visit South Africa's shores to calve, and in season towns such as Hermanus offer great land based whale watching. To learn more about whale season read our blog. Route 62 takes you through the Little Karoo, and is home to some of South Africa’s most breathtaking mountain passes. The Coastal Route runs from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth past spectacular beaches. Why not combine some time on the beach with one of our Malaria Free Garden Route Safaris. Some of our favourite lodges include Blaauwbosch, Sanbona, Gondwana, Kariega as well as Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

We are Garden Route experts and can plan an itinerary that best suits your requirements, budget and interests. Combine the Garden Route with some time in Cape Town or in the Cape Winelands or make it a stand alone holiday destination. Our experts are here to help you plan your ultimate holiday, so Enquire Now to start planning your tailor-made holiday.


Garden Route Destinations

From coastal scenery to malaria-free Big 5 Safaris and the semi-desert Karoo, South Africa's Garden Route is a popular self-drive destination that has something for everyone from families to honeymooners.

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Garden Route Tours

Planning a trip down the Garden Route? Well then check out our fantastic tours designed to make the most of South Africa’s most beautiful self-drive destination.

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Garden Route Hotels and Safari Lodges

The Garden Route stretches from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth – and our list of hotels, game lodges, guesthouses and B&Bs is nearly as long!

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Garden Route Facts & Information

The Garden Route appeals to everyone with its wealth of stunning scenery, sandy beaches, endless activities, top notch accommodation and malaria-free safaris.

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Garden Route Activities

With vast stretches of coastline, dramatic landscape changes and wildlife at every turn, there is no shortage of exciting things to do all along the Garden Route!

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Garden Route Map

Get your Garden Route map and head for the road! Our simplified map shows the various sections of the Garden Route.

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