Garden Route – Western Cape
The Garden Route, a 200 km stretch of coast connecting Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth as it is commonly known, has beguiling diversity of wide sandy beaches, beautiful lakes and lagoons, shady evergreen forests and protea-studded slopes. Family-friendly blue flag beaches and numerous nature trails ideally suited to hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Home to the Garden Route National Park of protected indigenous forests, the region offers fabulous ocean, fynbos and forest bird watching, with endemic bird species such as Knysna turaco, yellow-throated warbler and olive woodpecker. The towering cliffs of the Robberg Nature Reserve, are circumnavigated by various day trails from which dolphins, humpback whales and the endemic African black oystercatcher are often observed is also called home by a large colony of Cape fur seals.
Imagine zip-lining through the Tsitsikamma, bungee jumping from the world’s highest bridge of 215m, kayaking alongside a pod of dolphins or quietly sipping a cold glass of chardonnay locally produced at one of Plett’s incredible wine estates – look no further for your next adventure.