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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Louvain Old Voortrekker Pass 4x4 Trail

Where? George
The point-to-point Louvain Old Voortrekker Pass 4x4 Trail is not a guided route and is open throughout the year. However, part of the trail is in a state forestry so you will need to obtain a permit before you ...

The Point Beach

Where? Mossel Bay
The Point Beach in Mossel Bay is a stunning beach with a bucket load of atmosphere and stacks to do. Enjoy a walk along the rocky coastline or for a bit more of a challenge join up with the 15 kilometer St. ...

Great Brak River Village Walk

Where? Great Brak
The Garden Route is a spectacular part of the South African coastline, extending from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape. It showcases some of the most spectacular landscapes and seascapes imaginable and ...

Gap Circuit

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Robberg Nature Reserve is only about eight kilometres from the holiday Mecca of Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route. It is an aesthetically spectacular place, offering magnificent views and absolute ...

Santos Beach

Where? Mossel Bay
The newest of the Garden Route's beaches to achieve the coveted Blue Flag status (2013), Santos Beach is a delightful beach frequented by holiday-makers and locals all year round. Over the holiday season ...

Picnic amongst the Elephants

Where? Little Brak
Enjoy a picnic in tranquil settings and relax amongst these extraordinary Elephants. A variety of snacks and sparkling wine is served and after this feast you can feed the Elephants. Touch and feed Sam, ...

Hike the Otter Trail

Where? Nature's Valley
The Otter Trail follows the magnificent Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature's Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5 kms long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The ...

Kayak and Lilo Tours

Where? Storms River
Located inside the marine protected Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth we offer you an amazing adventure not to be missed! Starting at the Untouched Adventures shop in the harbour you meet our ...

Krisjan-se-Nek Picnic Site

Where? Knysna
Krisjan-se-Nek is a small picnic site located in the heart of the Garden Route. It offers spectacular views and a restful ambience that is inviting. Tables and benches and braai facilities are available, as ...

Only Local

Where? Knysna
In the picturesque residential suburbs of Knysna, a small treasure awaits those whose love of coffee is only rivalled by their desire to be responsible consumers. Only Local is nestled in the small, but chic ...

Petrus-se-Brand MTB Trail

Where? Knysna
Where: Diepwalle Forest, Knysna Level: easy to intermediate Type of route: 22.4 km (can do a 48 km return) from Diepwalle office to Garden of Eden via incredible indigenous forest, on forest track, logging ...

Thesen Island Sporting Facilities

Where? Thesen Island
Thesen Islands is a secure marina estate in the picturesque vacation town of Knysna. This part of the Garden Route is acclaimed for its outstanding natural beauty, the variety of fauna and flora, the stunning ...

The Windmill Cafe

Where? Sedgefield
Nothing is better than good food with great ingredients. The open sarnies are spectacular and filled with a number of fresh ingredients including cherry tomatoes, pastrami, black olive pesto and brie served ...

Buffalo Bay Horse Rides

Where? Sedgefield
To connect with a horse is to experience its understanding and its deep love for human contact. Buffalo Bay Horse Rides is keen and proud to introduce these elegant animals to those who have not spent much ...

Meade Café

Where? George
Mead Café is all about merging traditional style with modern elegance, whether it is in its décor style or its approach to creating a diverse menu. Meade Café is a bistro style restaurant that is owned and ...

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