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


Kontrei Padstal

Where? George
Enjoy farm fresh food at the Kontrei Padstal. Kids can play in the entertainment area while you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. Breakfasts don’t get better than this, they are hearty, tasty and ...

Dezeppi's Pizzeria

Where? Kareedouw
Dezeppi’s Pizzeria is the informal, chilled dining spot at Assegaaibosch Country Lodge, with its sister restaurant ‘The Copper Pot’ catering to slightly more formal meals. Overlooking a swimming pool, with ...

Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route

Where? Vleesbaai
An Eco-Adventure amongst the dunes in the wild and magnificent Garden Route - Discover the wild beautiful side of the Garden Route on the farm 'Misgunst', situated on the Indian seaboard near the village of ...

Katarina's Restaurant

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Described by many as 'the jewel of Plettenberg Bay', Katarina’s earns continuous accolades due to its million Dollar location amongst rolling green polo fields, mountains - and a passionate team who work ...

Lunar Cafe

Where? Knysna
Lunar Café is nestled within the ever-abuzz Knysna Mall in the centre of this small coastal town. Being situated along the world-renowned Garden Route, Knysna is a popular tourist destination in its own right, ...


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 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 ...

The Olive Tree

Where? Knysna
In the very epicentre of the Garden Route town of Knysna is the homely bistro of The Olive Tree. This is an elegant, casual establishment, the staff members of which are passionate about fresh ingredients and ...

African Bean Cafe

Where? Knysna
The warm welcome of the Garden Route is best enjoyed in the African Bean Coffee Shop in Knysna. Conveniently perched along the main road; amongst shops, malls and outdoor African markets; this is a favourite ...

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 ...

The Kingfisher Restaurant

Where? Mossel Bay
With its beachfront location, unequalled seafood selection and fresh sushi, The Kingfisher has all the right ingredients for a perfect holiday dining experience. Kick off the meal with California rolls or ...

Koffie Stories

Where? Gouritsmond
Koffie Stories (Afrikaans for ‘coffee stories’) is a quirky little coffee shop with a big difference. It is situated in Gouritsmond, which is little more than a river mouth with a few inhabitants that have ...

Shopping at Langeberg Mall

Where? Mossel Bay
This open air mall, with hints of the town’s maritime history is situated literally just off the N2 and en route between Mossel Bay and Hartenbos on the Garden Route. The Mall greets you with the smell of an ...

Cape St Blaise Lighthouse

Where? Mossel Bay
Whilst it might not be as obvious today that Mossel Bay is named for the plethora of mussels that used to bedeck the bay, there is a story about the Dutch navigator, Paulus van Caerden, who arrived in the bay ...

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, ...

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