Why Garden Route?
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Garden Route

Garden Route

South Africa

What We Love
  1. Scenic coastline with beaches, forests & lagoons
  2. Ideal for nature lovers & outdoor enthusiasts
  3. Malaria-free region – a big drawcard for families
  4. Tree canopy tours & elephant encounters
  5. Short distances – the perfect self-drive holiday
  6. Easily accessible from Cape Town

Why Garden Route?

South Africa’s world-renowned Garden Route is a sunny stretch of coastline that lies just a few hours’ drive from the vibrant city of Cape Town, featuring a wonderful blend of beautiful beaches, lush forests, tranquil lagoons & bustling seaside towns.

Experience The malaria-free Garden Route is a big drawcard to independent families who prefer to do self-drive holidays & explore at their own pace as well as nature lovers & outdoor enthusiasts who are eager to tick off a list of exciting activities.

The short driving distances between the charming seaside towns that make up the Garden Route – of which Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Port Elizabeth are the most popular – each offer something special.

Wildlife seekers should add a Big 5 safari to their Garden Route holiday. The nearby Eastern Cape offers plenty of wonderful family-friendly options as well as luxurious lodges for couples or honeymooners.

Activities A long-time favourite for family holidays, the Garden Route offers a wide range of unforgettable African adventures like tree canopy tours, elephant encounters, sailing, hiking, climbing & visiting monkey & bird wildlife sanctuaries.

Guests who are looking for a more relaxed holiday can spend their days basking in the sun at one of the Garden Route’s blue flag beaches, play a round of golf – several of South Africa’s best golf courses are found here - or indulge in fresh seafood at an ocean-view restaurant.

When To Travel The Garden Route has an all-year-round temperate climate that is perfectly suited to an outdoor lifestyle. The best time to travel is in summer (between November & April) when temperatures are at their highest.

Winters can be cold & wet, but temperatures rarely drop below 16 degrees Celsius & during this time hiking & whale watching are at their best.

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