What to see in Garden Route
Garden Route Attractions
The Garden Route is famous for road tripping, beach lounging, and for its hiking opportunities. The phenomenal Otter Trail, a world-famous five-day hike, stretches from the beautiful Storm's River estuary to the much-loved Nature's Valley, and this is arguably the best way to experience the best of what the Garden Route has to offer. There are also numerous shorter walking trails traversing the coastal strip and many picturesque campsites. The National N2 Highway runs the length of the Garden Route and it is possible to just stay on this highway and stop at most of the main towns and villages which the route is renowned for. The N2 takes travellers from Cape Town past Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and the Bloukrans Bridge (famous for bungee jumping), all the way up past Jeffrey's Bay to Port Elizabeth, but it is recommended that tourists leave the highway to explore some of the more unspoiled areas if they have the time. The route is a fun pilgrimage for surfers, with Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Cape St. Francis and Jeffrey's Bay all providing spectacular surf breaks. Knysna and Nature's Valley are two of the highlights along the Garden Route and shouldn't be missed.
Mossel Bay is the largest city on the Garden Route and is situated roughly half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.…
One of the most beautiful areas of a decidedly beautiful country, Nature's Valley is an enchanting and relatively 'undiscovered'…
Tsitsikamma is a word of the indigenous Khoi-San people meaning 'place of many waters', which accurately describes the…
The town of Wilderness, set on the Touws River estuary, is fast developing with a plethora of luxury holiday homes lining…
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