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


The Fork and Train

Where? Mossel Bay
Enjoy spectacular views of the mountain ranges and the bay in Mossel Bay when dining at the Fork and Train restaurant and pub. Expect a warm welcome, friendly staff and efficient service. This lovely family ...

Pinnacle Point Beach

Where? Mossel Bay
Pinnacle Point Beach is a secluded beach sheltered from the wind. Set along the Garden Route coastline you will find a stunning array of vegetation brimmed with small creatures and beautiful birds. A fantastic ...

Scenic introductory flight lesson

Where? Mossel Bay
Ever thought about learning to fly an aeroplane? For those who first want to experience the magic of flight before committing to training, introductory flights are offered by Springbok Aviation in Mossel Bay. ...

Visit Witsand Beach

Where? Witsand
Witsand Beach is an awesome spot for whale watching and this Blue Flag beach (2013) with the 4km stretch of incredibly white beach sand (hence the name) is a favourite holiday destination. The sand here is ...

Skaapplaas Hiking Trail

Where? Mossel Bay
This hiking trail is accredited and takes around five or six hours to complete, depending on the size of your group and your individual abilities. The Skaapplaas Trail is 10 kilometres long, and takes ...

Royal Siam Thai Restaurant

Where? Wilderness
Royal Siam is an authentic Thai restaurant that enjoys prime positioning in the small Garden Route town of Wilderness. Being perched along the world-renowned Garden Route means that, while small, Wilderness ...

Plett Market on Main

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Plett Market on Main is a great way to meet locals and enjoy the vibe that makes Plett so special. The market is open daily and has 7 food stalls which offer a huge variety of food to please any hungry ...

Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Where? Knysna
Start: Goldfield State Forest Krisjanse-Nek picnic site (at the Dalene Matthee memorial), near Knysna Finish: Krisjanse-Nek picnic site Duration: 3 km – 9 km Fitness: moderate Our tip: look out for the ...

The Veg Table Private Dining Room

Where? Knysna
The Veg Table is a casually elegant private dining room that is situated just outside Knysna, in the Garden Route. This cabin-style home is nestled within the lush, dense forests for which this area is so well ...

Lookout Art Gallery

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Looking for a beautiful piece of South African art? Then stop off at the Lookout Art Gallery which has been in Plettenberg Bay since 1974. You will find a collection of original artworks that is representative ...

Dine at Rafters Restaurant

Where? Storms River, Tsitsikamma
What began as an in house country cooking experience around a double sided log fire has evolved into an internationally renowned venue, which has been discussed as far afield as Machu Picchu in Peru and the ...

Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar

Where? George
The Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar is a buzzing, vibey place for parents to meet and relax while their little ones enjoy the fun of the farm. Situated on Redberry Farm in George, this bar was opened in 2015 in ...

Seal Island Cruises

Where? Mossel Bay
Seal Island in Mossel Bay is populated by over 2500 Cape Fur Seals and the island is surround by their greatest enemy - The Great White Shark. Seal Island boat trips are done hourly everyday (weather ...

Visit Birds of Eden

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay is the world’s largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience ...

The Daily Coffee Café

Where? Knysna
The Daily is a national franchise that is a favourite for its delicious coffees, comprehensive menu and the range of sweet treats that await discerning diners. Knysna's The Daily coffee café is conveniently ...

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