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


Plettenvale Estate

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay has now been declared a 'Wine of Origin' region and Plettenvale Estate is so excited to be apart of this. Plett has already been scouted as the future 'Champagne District' of South ...

Wild Oats Community Farmers Market

Where? Sedgefield
Over 60 stalls of the finest local farm produce, homebakes, plants and flowers, outdoor breakfast and live music - no matter what the weather does. An authentic taste of the Garden Route - fresh produce and ...

Swartvlei Beach

Where? Sedgefield
Why not take a walk along Swartvlei beach, starting at the rivermouth down to Gerickes Point. Here you will often be able to spot the Humpback and Bottlenose dolphins swimming nearby as well as the Southern ...

Great Brak River Museum

Where? Great Brak
The Great Brak River Museum houses artifacts, photographs and important information about the indigenous Khoisan and Khoe people, and the village of the the Great Brak River, dating back to 1839. The Museum ...

Rib Powerboat Adventure

Where? Knysna
Enjoy a high speed power flip from Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, through The Heads; explore coastal caves and speed between rocks and swells or try the half an hour or two hour exclusive high speed ocean safari ...

Monkey around at Monkeyland

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Swing yourself into a tree thick primate sanctuary and explore un-caged monkeys and pre-monkey species that take your affection captive. A free walking foot safari of Monkeyland transports you into a land of ...

Knysna Sunset Cruise

Where? Knysna
The Knysna Sunset Cruise is a unique combination of the Knysna Heads Tour, the Oyster Farm Tour as well as a cruise on the stunning Knysna Lagoon. Included is a guided tour of the oyster beds (where you ...

Zucchini Restaurant

Where? Wilderness
The chic-yet-unpretentious Zucchini can be found in the Timberlake Organic Village, amongst artisan food shops and other uniquely ‘Wilderness’ boutique businesses. With its relaxed yet luxurious interiors and ...

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 ...

Dana Bay Beach

Where? Dana Bay
Dana Bay is approximately 20 minutes from the centre of Mossel Bay, although it is not a part of Mossel Bay as some would think. The area is in fact a conservancy of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Dana Bay beach ...

Bush Pig Trail

Where? Sedgefield
The Bush Pig Trail is a delightful hike situated just off the Garden Route in Sedgefield. This quiet little town is a gorgeously green retreat near the holiday hotspot of Knysna. Embarking on hikes and walks ...


Where? Plettenberg Bay
MiVola in Plett on the Garden Route describe themselves as having ‘sophisticated dining, rock star service, consistently fabulous food, and an extensive award-winning wine list’, MiVola specializes in serving ...

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 ...

Velbroeksdraai Picnic Site

Where? Knysna
The Velbroeksdraai picnic site is a scenic location along the R339, perfect as a pit-stop along your journey up the East Coast. Enjoy viewing one of the ancient trees of the forest, a 600-year-old ...

Stinkhoutkloof Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: Bloukrans Forest Station, Tsitsikamma forest, between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp Finish: Bloukrans Forest Station, Tsitsikamma forest Duration: 8 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: no need to ...

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