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

Destinations in Garden Route


The Harkerville Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The two day Harkerville hike starts gently; following paths through the forest that criss cross over horse and bike trails. However, the hard work starts as you reach the chain section. Not for the faint ...

Waterside Grill Restaurant

Where? Herolds Bay
The Waterside Grill Restaurant is located at the Oubaai Hotel in the heart of the Garden Route. As part of the world-renowned Garden Route, Herolds Bay is a popular destination amongst local and international ...

Black Horse Trails

Where? Wilderness
Black Horse Trails can be found at the base of the Outeniqua mountain range in the Wilderness. Named after the pitch black Friesian horses offered as their trail horses of choice, Black Horse Trails have ...

Korentepoort Dam

Where? Riversdale
The Western Cape Province of South Africa has so much to put on the figurative table in terms of tourist attractions. There are thousands of things to do and see, keeping young and old busy and entertained. ...

Garden Route Boating Adventures

Where? Knysna
Located on Thesen Island, Garden Route Boating Adventures offer a wide range of activities for all water-sport enthusiasts. From power boating to lagoon birding safaris, a day out with Garden Route Boating ...

ATKV Hartenbos Museum of the Great Trek

Where? Hartenbos
The ATKV-Hartenbos Museum of the Great Trek documents the Voortrekkers - the Boers (Dutch farmers) who famously moved en-masse from the Cape in 1838 in search of land away from the stranglehold of Colonial ...

Cola Beach

Where? Sedgefield
The Cola Beach in Sedgefield is one of the town’s five beaches and offers an equally beautiful setting as the others. This is a quiet beach, even during the peak holiday times so you can enjoy peace and ...

Baruch's Coffee

Where? Mossel Bay
Perched long the Garden Route, Mossel Bay marks the halfway point between Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) and Cape Town. It is a popular stop-over, as well as a fantastic Western Cape destination in its ...

Nguni Restaurant

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Nguni Restaurant is an atmospheric, dazzling venue, situated in front of The White House theatre, an original 100-year-old building – one of the oldest in Plett. One look at the menu and you’ll know that these ...

Ristorante Enrico

Where? Plettenberg Bay
It’s not often that us South Africans stumble across authentic Italian cuisine, so we’re always delighted to find a gem like Enrico’s that would make any Italian proud. With its mind-blowingly beautiful ...

Ocean Basket in George

Where? George
Ocean Basket is a popular franchise that was established in 1995. Today, it is the largest restaurant franchise of its kind in southern Africa. George, a popular holiday town situated along the Garden Route, ...

The Anchorage Restaurant

Where? Knysna
Having been around for twenty years, The Anchorage can proudly state that they are one of Knysna’s favourite restaurants! If it’s an unpretentious evening out you’re looking for, this restaurant promises ...


Where? Knysna
Chatters is Knysna’s famous pizza joint, known for its made-to-order pizzas straight from the authentic pizza oven. Because Knysna is such a popular destination, perched along the magnificent Garden Route in ...

The Med Seafood Bistro

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Based in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, The Med is a charming bistro-style seafood restaurant, fun by a passionate family of foodies. The Med has proven that it has staying power, with 20 years already behind ...

Private Ocean Rib Adventure

Where? Knysna
Hire our 9m RIB with 500hp for your own private chartered adventure trip in the lagoon, out to sea or along the coastline. Soak up the sunset as we speed through the Knysna lagoon toward Featherbed Bay. ...

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