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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Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

Where? Tsitsikamma
The Green Flag Certified Tsitiskamma trail is the first officially accredited hiking trail and will take you through mountain fynbos and the green, flourishing forests. The ancient river gorges and abundance ...

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 ...

Ocean Encounters

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Our Ecological adventure leaves from Central Beach with an exciting beach launch and heads east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms beach to Arch Rock. Here we usually encounter Bottlenose and the rare ...

Terblans Hiking Trail

Where? Knysna
Terblans Hiking Trails is a circular day walk that is perfect for the whole family, due to its ease and relatively short length of 3 hours in all. The trail traverses the Gouna indigenous forest, and ...

Woodville Picnic Site

Where? Hoekwil
The fey Woodville picnic site, looks like a living fairyland, with its lush green grassed areas and picnic spots under the trees. A cool stream offers a further element to this beautiful family location, ...

De Wingerdt Restaurant

Where? Riversdale
De Wingerdt Restaurant can be found in the idyllic vineyard setting of the De Doornkraal Wine Estate, which stretches to the Vette River bordering the town of Riversdale. Steeped in history, De Doornkraal is ...

Grand Café Plett

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The elegant Grand Cafe is one of the most sophisticated restaurants and bars in Plettenberg Bay, with a deck overlooking the Keurbooms lagoon, and the mountains and ocean beyond it. A small menu speaks of ...

Garden Route Trail Park MTB Trails

Where? Knysna
The Garden Route Trail Park gets top marks for quality trail-building. It lies in the heart of mountain biking kingdom (the region boasts a few iconic trails, like Harkerville's Red Route) in the Knysna ...

Paraglide with Cloudbase Paragliding

Where? Wilderness
Jan Minnaar and Khobi Bowden apply their extensive local and international knowledge to enable you to fulfill your dreams in this on-going skill development sport. Cloudbase Paragliding offer paragliding ...

Cocktails at Lookout Deck

Where? Plettenberg Bay
If you’re in Plett then the one thing you need to do is head off to The Lookout Restaurant & Deck for a cocktail or two. This is an iconic restaurant and popular hangout spot with its superb view over Lookout ...

Moira Riding School

Where? Kareedouw
The historical town of Kareedouw in the Eastern Cape is pretty and quaint, with a relaxed ambience that is largely about the gorgeous countryside that surrounds the village. It is known as the gateway to the ...

Buffalo Bay Trail

Where? Knysna
If you are feeling active and want a stunning location to burn that energy or simply take a gentle walk then why not get on the Buffalo Bay Trail in the Goukamma Nature Reserve in Buffels Bay. This 4.2 ...

Woodcutters Journey

Where? Storms River
A specially designed off road vehicle in camouflaged green with a yellow canopy leads you to the resting spot of historic wagons that once travelled the forest. Guides take you along the elephant trail ...

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 ...

Cafe Z

Where? Knysna
Café Z, or Zachary’s, is a laid-back restaurant that is passionate about using only the freshest ingredients. In fact, it was one of the first restaurants to introduce the concept of taking ingredients ...

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