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


Sukkelpoort 4x4 Trail

Where? Joubertina
The Kouga Region of the Eastern Cape Province is one that remains quiet, undisturbed by industrial and commercial development. One of the best ways to experience the serenity and unspoilt quality of the region ...

Bahia Dos Vaqueiros

Where? Mossel Bay
Bahia Dos Vaqueiros is a fabulous restaurant situated in the Diaz Strand Hotel with spectacular sea views. The food is sensational and some of the exquisite dishes on the menu include the smoke ostrich, ...

Pembreys Bistro

Where? Knysna
Pembreys is one of those fantastic restaurants where the menu is created by a passionate trained chef / owner, with overtones of European influences, with the richness of classic French cuisine - and a massive ...

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 ...

Cat’s Paws Pottery Studio

Where? Riversdale
Nestled between the Indian Ocean and the awe-inspiring Langeberg Mountain Range, flanked by the Breede River and the Gourits River, Hessequa is a region peppered by villages and people that exude more ...

Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve

Where? Brenton on Sea
The Brenton blue butterfly, evident in late October until December, lives within one hectare of asteraceous coastal fynbos and its larvae depend entirely on the lower side of the leaves of Indigofera erecta ...

Thiart Woodwork Studio

Where? Riversdale
Considered by some to be the westernmost point of the beautiful Garden Route, Riversdale is a historical town that has plenty to see and do. One of its features is the Thiart Woodwork Studio, where Fritz ...

Cadeau Hiking Trails

Where? Tsitsikamma
Start: Cadeau Finish: Cadeau Duration: two one-day guided trails for groups of no more than 12 Fitness: an average five hour hike each day along the coastline; some of the walking is technical Our tip: ...

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 ...

Jubilee Creek

Where? Knysna
Jubilee Creek sits in the Knysna Forest and is most outstanding picnic spot you could imagine. The fresh green grass in the forest clearings sit on the edge of a stream and create an atmosphere that is hard to ...

Hiking the Robberg Peninsula

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: parking area at the Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve Finish: parking area Duration: three circular routes, ranging from 2 km to 11 km Fitness: the 11 km route is challenging Our tip: take your ...

Harkerville MTB Trails

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Harkerville MTB trail near Knysna is 24 km of 72 per cent single track trail though forest, coastal path and plantation; an incredible ride. The red route qualifies as iconic. Many regard Harkerville as ...

Serengeti’s Restaurant

Where? Albertinia
Dine alfresco under the stars with only the magical sounds of the African night in the valleys surrounding this beautiful restaurant. Enjoy an interactive evening of dining where the chef will prepare ...

Close Encounter Whale Watching

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Our Premium, Close Encounter cruises are conducted on our permitted whale watching vessel “Fatboy”. This permit allows our licenced boat to approach whales up to 50 metres. The whales may then move closer if ...

Nauticus Place Restaurant

Where? Brenton On Sea
Nauticus Place Restaurant is an owner-managed eatery that is located on Brenton-on-Sea and continues to host the families of Knysna as well as its visitors. It is a family-friendly restaurant that is warm and ...

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