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The Garden Route

The Garden Route

The Garden Route, famous around the globe as one of the best scenic wonderlands in South Africa.  It stretches from Swellendam in the west to Tsitsikamma in the east. ( Click for accommodation in Tsitsikamma )

Located in the southern part of South Africa, this 400 km stretch is the most diverse scenic area you will find here.  From “Fynbos” in the west to indiginous forest in the east and from coastal rocks in the south to semi-desert karoo in the north, you will be amazed at what the area has to offer.

Knysna Heads

Activities

There is so much to do in the Garden Route for the whole family.  The Garden Route can be described as, fine dining, action sports, golfing, nature, wine tasting, exploring and just relaxing on the pristine beaches.

The Garden Route offers spectacular Mountain Biking, Trail Running and Hiking.  The area is full of diverse vegetation and mountain ranges which is perfect for those wanting to spend time in nature whilst having a good time with friends or family.  Most of the routes will suit the whole family but some are quite advanced to pose more of a challenge.

Mountain Biking in the Garden Route

 

Exploring the scenic beauty

Being a photographer, one of my favorite past times is to explore the Garden Route and take photos.  The fact that the whole Garden Route is a scenic drive away, makes it so much more fun.  With the diverse scenics around us, the Garden Route is a photographers paradise.  When travelling here, be sure to have your camera at hand.

Robinson Pass

Hiking bridge at Storms River Mouth

The Klein Karoo

The Klein Karoo, a semi-desert area, unique in its own way.  Beautiful open spaces and mountains.  The most famous town in the Klein Karoo is Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world.  Also close to the town is the world famous Cango Caves, which you can explore by doing a guided tour.  This is a family activity and not only educational, but also a lot of fun.

Garden Route Wines

If you are in the mood for wine tasting in the Garden Route, we offer some of the best wines and port around.  With the famous wine route, Route 62, coming in to the Garden Route from the Western Cape, you are sure to get the best quality.  Please visit Garden Route Wines for detailed information on wine routes and tastings in the Garden Route.

Wine Tasting in the Garden Route


Accommodation in the Garden Route

Swallows Nest Country Cottages

Located in the garden of the Garden Route in the heart of the Tsitsikamma, Swallows Nest Country Cottages are situated in the quaint village of Storms River.

Website : http://www.swallowsnest-tsitsikamma.co.za