When travelling on the N2, between Eastern Cape Town and Western Cape Town, you’ll discover one of South Africa’s best-kept wonders: the Garden Route.
The Garden Route offers you majestic mountains, breathtaking views, a natural garden of rich colorful views, with valleys and lakes, rivers and forests, a paradise for bird-lovers and nature lovers, an eco-destination like few others in the world, with miles upon miles of beautiful white sandy beaches and a lot of thing to do and explore.
Garden Route Activities
From mountain biking through the Harkerville Forest, bird watching in the Wilderness National Park and abseiling into the Kaaimans River, to black water tubing down the Storms River, one is never at a loss for things to do:
The Route offers varied activities from zip-lining and mountain biking to kayaking and tubing.
Bloukrans Bridge has the world’s highest bridge bungee jump, a 216m plunge into the Bloukrans River valley.
An important geological feature is the Cango Caves, a series of caverns and chambers, situated outside the city of Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves are among the top ten most visited South African attractions. Oudtshoorn itself, the heart of the ostrich feather industry. Ostrich farms, now involved in the commercial production of meat, leather, eggs and feathers, can be toured, with the possibility of riding an ostrich.
Knysna is, undoubtedly, one of the most treasured gems of the Garden Route in the Western Cape. There are a number of walking and hiking trails, as well as Jeep tracks and 4 x 4 trails.
Garden Route Accommodation
The Garden Route has no end of accommodation, from campsites to luxury lodges.
It has a well-developed tourist infrastructure with magnificent towns dotted all along the coast, all offering a variety of accommodation options.
Whatever your desires, you will find what you are looking for on the Garden Route … Even if it’s just for you to lose yourself in one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa.