The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre (190mi) stretch of the South-Western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. It’s all about an abundance of blue skies, white sand beaches, rolling oceans, dramatic mountain scenery, indigenous fynbos, ostrich antics and local hospitality. A place where you can travel along routes where you are often alone on the open road or make for the malls and beaches on packaged tour comforts. Golden vineyards, sun-drenched orchards, beaches, pin-drop-silent forests, sweeping lakes and birds eye view passes add to the mix. To experience the best of the Garden Route, we recommend stopping off at Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, Knysna, George and Plettenberg Bay. Plettenberg Bay, just 30km east of Knysna and considered by many to be the jewel of The Garden Route, is the firmly established playground of South Africa’s wealthy movers and shakers, many of whom refer to it affectionately simply as “Plett”. It’s a bit bigger than a village but not quite large enough to be a town. What it is, though, is something very special.
Explore South Africa - Garden Route