Garden Route DestinationsGlentana, Garden Route
Just east of the Great Brak River, almost half way between Mossel Bay and George, lies the beautiful seaside village of Glentana, its beaches topped by fynbos covered cliffs that plunge precipitously into the Indian Ocean.
The origins of the name, Glentana, are a little murky, but there are those who believe that there is a very strong connection between the town and a certain whiskey still brewed in Northern Scotland that goes by the same name. The rich combination of Milkwood trees, white beaches and rocky outcrops make for a beauty that leaves every visitor rewarded, and even today, despite the demand for property along the Garden Route, manages to remain uncluttered and unspoilt.
Glentana Bay lies in an ancient riverbed where shell collecting and fishing are pastimes that have changed little since the origins of the town that began with a smattering of houses in the early 1900s.
To the south of the cliffs of Glentana, there is little other than open sea, and waves build to immense proportions, their thundering surf over time forming a number of sea caves. These caves occur as one leaves Glentana village east along the coast, and include Glentana cave, Helm’s Hole, Jessica’s Cave and the caves of Cape Windlass Beach.
Activities, other than drinking in the views and beauty of the surrounds, include whale watching in season, and the golf courses of nearby Fancourt - regarded as one of the country’s premier golf resorts - each a wonderful way to pass the time.