The Garden Route

South Africa’s most scenic self-drive route

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The Garden Route is a nature-lover’s paradise. With pristine beaches flanked by rivers and rolling mountain ranges dotted with lush forests and valleys, the Garden Route is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque regions in South Africa, and one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world. Its indigenous forests, home to elusive forest elephants and 700-year-old yellowwoods, are perfect for hiking, the beaches offer excellent surfing, and the idyllic coastal towns boast world-class golf courses. If that’s not enough, it also possesses the world’s highest commercial bungee jump.

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    Why we love the Garden Route


    • The stunning Garden Route offers an array of attractions from quaint coastal towns and their Blue-Flag beaches to lush forests dotted by endless hiking trails.
    • The Garden Route can be accessed easily from the airports found in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and George.
    • The area is a wildlife and nature enthusiast’s paradise with an abundance of outdoor activities.
    • An array of accommodation options will suit every interest and every budget.
    • Thrill-seekers will also be satisfied thanks to plenty of adrenaline-fuelled activities dotting the area.

    When to go?

    The Garden Route is an excellent destination to visit all year round. It boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.

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