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A 300-kilometer long coastline road from Port-Elizabeth to Mossel-Bay on South Africa’s south-west tip is known as the country’s most picturesque location and is none other than The Garden Route.

The Garden Route takes its name from the Garden Route National Park it passes through, the rich plant and wildlife found there, as well as the wealth of lagoons, lakes, mountains, woods, and beaches found along its winding roadways. 

The Garden Route is quickly becoming a popular holiday destination for many reasons and here are some activities you could do when visiting this beautiful part of South Africa.

Enjoy a swim in the ocean at Plettenberg Bay

Enjoy the vibe and culture of Plettenberg Bay, a lovely coastal town that is set against picturesque mountain ranges. Take a swim in the ocean, relax on the sand or visit a restaurant while enjoying the lovely sea breeze!

Knysna Heads & Lagoon Tour

Get out on the sea and take in the sights of Knysna from a different perspective. Secluded coves and caves, as well as the towering sandstone cliffs of Knysna Heads, are only accessible by cruise ship- which promises to be breathtaking!

Bungee Jump off Bloukrans Bridge

For the adrenaline junkies, the Bloukrans Bridge on South Africa’s Garden Route is famous for being the world’s highest bridge bungee jump and the view from 709 feet (216 meters), over the stunning Bloukrans River Gorge, is sure to not disappoint!

Oudtshoorn (Outeniqua pass, Ostriches & Congo Caves)

Even though the beautiful old town of Oudtshoorn is slightly out of the route, you are guaranteed to have unmatched views of the majestic Outeniqua mountain range and country-like living like no other! Once you reach Oudtshoorn you can visit the famous Congo caves and interact with Ostriches at an Ostrich farm in the town, the ostrich capital of the world!

Walk with the elephants in Knsyna

Last but certainly not least is the most memorable experience of walking and interacting with the largest existing land animal, the elephants. Just outside Knsyna is the Knsyna Elephant Park which allows visitors to interact with, feed, and walk with these magnificent animals! We can assure you that you won’t want to leave these gentle giants!

Apart from these activities, there is plenty more to do in The Garden Route from dining out to exploring new hiking trails and taking a swim in the many beaches along the route! We hope that this blog has helped you prepare for your holiday in The Garden Route! 

All that’s left to say is to see you where the land meets the sea!