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


Koffie Stories

Where? Gouritsmond
Koffie Stories (Afrikaans for ‘coffee stories’) is a quirky little coffee shop with a big difference. It is situated in Gouritsmond, which is little more than a river mouth with a few inhabitants that have ...

Zinzi at Tsala Treetop Lodge

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Zinzi is an African-inspired luxurious restaurant and sundowner spot, nestled in the forest between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. With rolling gardens and forest trees as the surrounds, Zinzi’s decor, ...

Kaai 4 Braai

Where? Mossel Bay
Kaai 4 Braai is an alfresco restaurant located on the beach sands, alongside the lapping waters of the ocean in Mossel Bay. With its luxury tented ceiling sheltering you from the elements, you are invited to ...

Ysterhoutrug Picnic Site

Where? Knysna
The Ysterhoutrug picnic site should be firmly on your ‘things to do with the family’ list! You'll find this site along the R339 where wooden tables and benches invite you to make yourselves at home under a ...


Where? Plettenberg Bay
Prêt-à-Pot is the place to find the perfect focal point to your room. If you are looking for something unique and beautiful to accentuate your home this is the place to shop. The artists are inspired by ...

Redberry Farm Hedge Maze

Where? George
Lose yourself in a maze of fun at Redberry farm. This is the largest hedge maze in the Southern hemisphere and will proved hours of entertainment and exploration. There are well over 30000 hedges that make ...

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 ...

Game Drive at Plett Game Reserve

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, the Garden Route's largest wildlife reserve, offers exciting game viewing experiences for day visitors. Join experienced and knowledgeable game rangers for a two-hour game ...

The Med Seafood Bistro

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Based in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, The Med is a charming bistro-style seafood restaurant, fun by a passionate family of foodies. The Med has proven that it has staying power, with 20 years already behind ...

Old Nick Village

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Old Nick Village offers visitors a “creative lifestyle shopping experience” and is a landmark in this seaside town. Originally it was a Gansvlei General Dealers Store, a trading store, which was built by Aaron ...

Langa Lapu Fabric, Art and Craft

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Langalapu is a small art and craft shop on the N2, just outside Plettenberg bay in the Garden Route (on the Port Elizabeth side). Bright fabrics and dresses made from gorgeous African textiles billow in ...

Bahia Dos Vaqueiros

Where? Mossel Bay
Bahia Dos Vaqueiros is a fabulous restaurant situated in the Diaz Strand Hotel with spectacular sea views. The food is sensational and some of the exquisite dishes on the menu include the smoke ostrich, ...

Forest Boma

Where? Knysna
As its name implies, the Forest Boma is a restful, inviting eatery in the Phantom Forest of Knysna. This part of the Garden Route is exquisitely beautiful, known for its lush green vegetation and dense ...

Catamaran Charters

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Relax as you cruise the stunning Garden Route coastline from Plettenberg Bay whilst sipping bubbly at sunset or charter our luxury catamaran for your next private party. Bring your family, bring your friends ...

Dine at Sand at The Plettenberg

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Looking for somewhere to indulge a little bit over a meal? Then why not book yourself a meal at Sand at the five star graded The Plettenberg. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner ...

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