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


Harkerville Saturday Market

Where? Plettenberg Bay
On the N2, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, the Harkerville Market has been going for 10 years now and is a market with a difference; not a flea market, not a craft market, not completely a farmers market ...

Ristorante Enrico

Where? Plettenberg Bay
It’s not often that us South Africans stumble across authentic Italian cuisine, so we’re always delighted to find a gem like Enrico’s that would make any Italian proud. With its mind-blowingly beautiful ...

Drape a Snake around your Neck

Where? Oudtshoorn
Slither through the Snake Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Scale species surrender their secrets as you learn of their essential ecosystem engagements. Not on your usual guest list visit with Burmese Pythons, ...

Knysna Friday Sundowner Cruise

Where? Knysna
If you are in the Garden Route town of Knysna on a Friday then why not book on a Sundowner Cruise? After a long week a cruise out to the well known Knysna Heads will be just what you need to get your weekend ...

Riversdale Riding School

Where? Riversdale
Riversdale Riding School is located on Kweekkraal Guest Farm in the beautiful Garden Route village of Riversdale. The farm is conveniently situated on the N2 about 300 kilometres from Cape Town. As a family ...

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 ...

De Vasselot Hikes of the Tsitsikamma

Where? Natures Valley
Start: De Vasselot Nature Reserve, Nature's Valley Finish: De Vasselot Nature Reserve, Nature's Valley Duration: 4.8 to 17 km Fitness: easy to difficult Our tip: stay overnight in Nature's Valley De ...

Thesen Island Water Sports

Where? Thesen Island
With the spacious canals winding their way through the Blue Flag marina estate of Thesen Islands, there certainly seems to be no end to the options available to those who love water sports. This estate is ...


Where? Great Brak
An extremely popular beach for families as the swimming facilities are safe and there are life guards on duty during holidays and peak times. In the winter months you might be lucky enough to spot some of the ...

Mossel Bay Historic Walk

Where? Mossel Bay
Put on your walking shoes and discover the historical buildings and facts in the Old Quarter of Mossel Bay. You can pick up a map at the Mossel Bay Tourism office that will mark all the historical buildings ...

Ocean Basket in Mossel Bay

Where? Mossel Bay
The Ocean Basket franchise is South Africa’s home of great seafood, set in a bustling atmosphere. Choose every variety of seafood you could possibly desire, from expertly crafted sushi, through to delicious ...

Admiral's Buffet Restaurant

Where? Mossel Bay
Overlooking a golf estate, Admirals is a buffet style restaurant, serving a carvery your mother-in-law would envy! Harkening back to a time when oxtail stews and roast beef was the order of the day, patrons ...

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, ...

Black Horse Trails

Where? Wilderness
Black Horse Trails can be found at the base of the Outeniqua mountain range in the Wilderness. Named after the pitch black Friesian horses offered as their trail horses of choice, Black Horse Trails have ...

The Village Pantry Biltong Shop

Where? Storms River
The road between Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth is simply stunning; flanked by lush forests and rolling mountains. One of the highlights of this section of the Garden Route, though, is to stop at the ...

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