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Garden Route

Lush Forests, Adventure, Lakes & Lagoons

The Garden Route is one of the most popular and scenic stretches of coast in South Africa. The Garden Route takes its name from the lush green vegetation, the picturesque lakes and lagoons and breathtaking viewpoints that are spread along this stunning stretch of coastline. 

Stop along your way for a walk in the shade of cool, ancient forests inhabited by rare elephants, explore the natural stone carvings of the Cango Caves, or soak up the sun on white sand beaches that are washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. 

As well as natural wonders, the Garden Route has great spots for craft shopping, wine-tasting, fine dining, adventure sports and much more. Soak in the famous views at Knysna, ride an ostrich in Oudtshoorn and explore Mossel Bay during your visit to the Garden Route. 

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Our Top Recommendations

  • Knysna Elephant Park

A world-class facility, this elephant orphanage is only about 12 minutes from Plettenberg Bay and is a must see on your journey of the Garden Route. Get up close to these amazing land-giants.

  • The Garden of Eden

About 15 kilometres from Plettenberg Bay towards Knysna you will find this magical garden. Take a walk on the wooden boardwalks and enjoy the charm of the forest.

  • St. Blaize Trail

This gem of a hike lies in Mossel Bay along the rocky cliffs of the coast. It is an energetic hike that offers the reward of amazing views of the ocean. 

  • Caledon Wildflower Reserve

If you are feeling energetic head out on this 10 kilometre hike through mountain fynbos up to the summit of the Swartberg. You’ll see a variety of flora and fauna, abundant birdlife and spectacular views of the Overberg area.

Garden Route Casino

The Garden Route Casino is situated on the Garden Route, halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The property overlooks unspoilt beaches and lies adjacent to the Pinnacle ...

Garden Court Mossel Bay

Conveniently situated on the Garden Route between PE and Cape Town, and adjacent to the Garden Route Casino and Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort, the hotel is a comfortable ...