Garden Route Things To Do

The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches. Show on Map

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South Africa Things To DoThings To Do in the Garden Route

The beautiful and dramatic Garden Route, that stretches from around Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth, is an area dense with forests, beaches, lakes, rivers, kloofs and hardwood trees and is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the country. The area is jam-packed with things to do, and visitors are spoilt for choice. Simply driving the Garden Route is a joy, with countless picnic spots, viewpoints and attractions. From mountain biking through the Harkerville Forest, bird watching in the Wilderness National Park and abseiling into the Kaaimans River, to black water tubing down the Storms River, one is never at a loss for things to do.

Salt River Mouth Hiking Trail

Where? Natures Valley
Start: near the tea room in Natures Valley Finish: circular route Duration: 5 kms Fitness: moderate Our tip: get your map and permit from the office at De Vasselot campsite Natures Valley takes you into ...

Grysbok and Bushbuck Trails

Where? Heidelberg
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...

Jukani Wildlife Ranch & Care Centre

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the big cats such as lions, cheetahs, Bengal tigers, leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal and serval cats and other wildlife species. Jukani Wildlife ...

Skydive in Mossel Bay

Where? Mossel Bay
Skydive Mossel Bay offers you the experience of a lifetime! Do a tandem skydive from 10 000ft strapped to an experienced tandem instructor and enjoy the thrill of free fall on your 1st jump! No experience ...

De Vette Mossel

Where? Great Brak
The De Vette Mossel is a seafood feasting experience - on the beach, sipping on wine, gazing over the sea... Take off your shoes and walk along the sand to find De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant, ...

Kalander Kloof Hiking Trail

Where? Natures Valley
Nature’s Valley is, undoubtedly, one of the natural gems of South Africa. Its peaceful ambience and breath-taking beauty is simultaneously humbling and awe-inspiring, bearing testament to the natural wealth of ...

Horse Riding in the Knysna Forest

Where? Knysna
Daily Horse Rides in Knysna forest at Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch where well-trained and cared for horses welcome you from the green pastures! Twice daily, visitors go on an unforgettable forest ...

Newstead Lund Family Vineyards

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Newstead Vineyards are owned by the Lund Family and are a relatively new vineyard to the long history of wine in South Africa. The estate belives in keeping this small because this ensures care and quality ...

Skydive in Plett

Where? Plettenberg Bay
This is definitely something for the adrenalin junkies, get your heart racing when you jump out of the plane with your tandem master and feel the rush of the 35 second free fall at 200 kilometres per hour. ...

Homtini MTB Trail

Where? Rheenendal
Where: Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site, Rheenendal, Knysna Level: intermediate to difficult Type of route: 19 km circular route along jeep track, logging roads, and single track Best: can get rather muddy after ...

Knysna Heads Oyster Experience

Where? Knysna
Learn a bit about Knysna from the water! The Knysna Heads Oyster Experience involves a cruise from Thesen Island Harbour and out over the main lagoon to the Knysna Heads. The heads, although impressive are ...

Bitou Art Gallery

Where? Stoms River
Get down to the Bitou Art Gallery and peruse an extraordinary display of art created by local artists who also work from the studio. You can expect to see watercolour, ink, ceramics, acrylics, oils and ...

Twin Palms Restaurant

Where? Knysna
Twin Palms Restaurant at The St James Hotel is situated in the heart of Knysna. It has a characteristic country lodge style and is elegantly appointed and tastefully furnished. The dining room itself is ...

Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail

Where? George
Bring your own Mountain Bike or rent one from the Sports and Leisure Centre onsite and get on the Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail at Fancourt on the Garden Route in George. This 10 kilometer trail is about 35 ...

Redberry Farm Bubble Ball

Where? George
Redberry Farm is the first beacon that greets tourists along the beautiful Outeniqua Hop Route, where one is lured in by the sweet aroma of ripe berries. Before embarking on the fun but energy demanding ...

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