The Garden Route showcases one of South Africa’s greatest treasures – it’s coast. Stretching for over 200 miles between Mossel Bay and Storm River Mouth, nothing beats taking on the open road and discovering the country’s highlights and hidden gems.
The immense natural beauty of the Garden Route is well known. Sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the region encompasses vast indigenous forests, sprawling wetlands, lagoons and picture-perfect shores with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.
The easiest way to discover the Garden Route’s highlights is by driving along the N2 Highway. Alternatively, if you’re looking to uncover the area’s hidden gems why not cruise through the picturesque network of back roads.
The ancient forests from Wilderness to Kynsa is the ideal spot for the avid adventurer. Here you can hike through thick forests, spot colourful birds, or try your hand at canoeing or mountain-biking. Kynsa is also a great pit stop after a long drive with a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques.
If you love lounging on golden sands make a stop at Plettenberg Bay, a scenic town home to soft-sanded beaches. For some superb wildlife viewing make the short drive to the Crags where you will find an impressive collection of wildlife sanctuaries.
No tour of the Garden Route would be complete without a stop at Tsitskamma National Park. This protected coastal reserve is known for its exquisite coastline, lush forests, canopy tours and incredible treks.
If a self-drive adventure through South Africa’s Garden Route excites you, then get in touch with us to start planning your luxury tailor-made trip!