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


Sparrebosch Beach

Where? Knysna
If you are up for the steep challenge of getting to Sparrebosch Beach, you wont be disappointed once you get there. This private and secluded beach has a relaxed atmosphere and a holiday feel. There is a ...

Firefly Eating House

Where? Knysna
The contemporary Firefly Eating House is a trendy ‘place to be’ in the popular holiday town of Knysna along the Garden Route. It is located within a refurbished old home, which is funky and eclectic in its ...

Bartholomeu Dias Maritime Museum

Where? Mossel Bay
Take a trip to Mossel Bay and visit the Bartholomeu Dias Maritime Museum. Not only will you be able to see a life-sized model of the very vessel (Dias Caravel) that brought traveller Bartholumeu to Mossel Bay ...

Noah's Park Wolf Sanctuary

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Noah's Park & Wolf Sanctuary offers a fun-filled outing for the whole family at affordable prices. The diverse collection of wildlife and farmyard animals will fascinate both children and adults alike. ...

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 ...

Sandboarding with Dune Adventures

Where? Knysna
Knysna Sandboarding is Garden Route activity run by Dune Adventures who have daily guided tours to experience the thrill of sandboarding. The trip is well suited for families, beginners and seasoned ...

Garden of Eden Forest Walk

Where? Knysna
Start: Harkerville Forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Finish: Harkerville Forest Duration: 1 km, ideal for the elderly or as a pit stop on the N2 Fitness: very easy Our tip: there is a small office ...

House of Flavour

Where? George
The House of Flavour is a favourite retreat in the heart of George. As one of the main Western Cape towns along the Garden Route, George is popular amongst tourists, and has a large population of locals, all ...

Jubilee Creek Picnic Site

Where? Knysna
The Jubilee Creek Picnic Site is simply spectacular, taking full advantage of the natural splendour and abundance of the Garden Route and its lush forests. It is nestled in the forest, within the valley, ...

Keurbooms Lagoon

Where? Keurboomstrand
The sandy beach of the Keurbooms Lagoon is approximately a five minutes drive from the popular holiday town of Plettenberg Bay. Thanks to the sea breeze you’ll often find the water dotted with kite and wind ...

Pick Strawberries at Redberry Farm

Where? George
Pick your own strawberries at Redberry Farm in George! You can pick strawberries, eat them, drink them all day long, while enjoying the wonderful and playful atmosphere of the Tea Garden where so many exciting ...

The Belfry Kitchen

Where? Twee Riviere
The belfry Kitchen offers an exciting solution to the give-and-take nature of consumption, while never negotiating on delicious flavours and fresh ingredients. This establishment, humbly self-dubbed a ...

Elephant Walk Trails

Where? Knysna
For a fun forest walk with a difference, get onto the Elephant Walk in Diepwalle Forest. This fantastic trail can be done in 3 sections. There is a 9 kilometre walk that is marked in black, the second is 8 ...

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 ...

Hold a Cub at Cango Wildlife Ranch

Where? Oudtshoorn
Cheetahland established in 1988 as a wild cat conservation camp is the oldest and biggest Cheetah contact centre in the world. This sanctuary to Africa's endangered cats is preserved in the Karoo's picturesque ...

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