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 Farm

Where? Knysna
As the road winds its way up, climbing through the greenery towards the world-renowned Simola Golf & Country Estate, excitement mounts. There, perched on a hill amidst the verdant vegetation of Knysna is The ...

Game Drive in the Garden Route

Where? Albertinia
The Garden Route Game Lodge offers day visitors a chance to experience some of Africa's wildlife as they journey down the Garden Route. Here you can enjoy sightings of lion, rhino, giraffe, elephant and much ...

Delfinos Restaurant

Where? Mossel Bay
Delfino’s is serious about coffee. If you’re an appreciator of fine coffee, then Delfinos will satisfy your quest for the perfect cappuccino, espresso, ristresso, lungo of latte, all housed within their ...

See the Pallingat Eels

Where? Still Bay
Visit the Stilbaai Tourism Bureau housed in the Palinggat Homestead in Stilbaai where you will see the only tame eels in South Africa fed in the fountain adjacent to the Tourism Bureau. These freshwater ...

Tramonto Restaurant

Where? George
The restaurant at Tramonto Function Venue is a must visit and offers extraordinary home cooked country meals. Here you can expect absolute gourmet simplicity at its best. Some of the wonderful choices on ...

Mossel Bay Food Route

Where? Mossel Bay
Discover a world of tastes in one district! Without travelling too far you can experience an amazing variety of taste sensations in and around Mossel Bay. Menus vary from gourmet (try the menus created by ...

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 ...

Day Sailing Charter with Springtide

Where? Knysna
Springtide Sailing Charters gives you the opportunity to take a turn at the helm of the 50 foot yacht, Outeniqua. You will be able to sail through the Knysna Heads – one of the most notoriously difficult sea ...

Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary

Where? Storms River
If you loved White Fang, you will adore this unique sanctuary. Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary is the only registered, non-profit centre in South Africa housing 80 beautiful wolves. The sanctuary was ...

Hunter Gatherer Hike

Where? Boggomsbaai
Start: Boggomsbaai, Garden Route Finish: Gouritz Duration: daily distances vary; 12km - 20km Fitness: relatively fit if you are going to tackle the five days Our tip: the slackpacker version includes all ...

House of Flavour

Where? George
The House of Flavour is a favourite retreat in the heart of George. As one of the main Western Cape towns along the Garden Route, George is popular amongst tourists, and has a large population of locals, all ...

La Cantina

Where? George
La Cantina is situated at the esteemed Fancourt Golf Estate, a popular hotel in George, on the Western Cape portion of the Garden Route. This restaurant boasts authentic Italian cuisine, made with only the ...

Waterside Bar

Where? Herolds Bay
The Oubaai Hotel is situated along the Garden Route, in the picturesque town of Herolds Bay near George. This area is known for its lush vegetation and its magnificent views of the Indian Ocean on one side and ...

ATKV Hartenbos Museum of the Great Trek

Where? Hartenbos
The ATKV-Hartenbos Museum of the Great Trek documents the Voortrekkers - the Boers (Dutch farmers) who famously moved en-masse from the Cape in 1838 in search of land away from the stranglehold of Colonial ...

Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail

Where? Mossel Bay
The Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail is located within the rolling grounds of the Dias Museum Complex, amongst greenery, and splendid views of Santos Beach and Mossel Bay. The complex contains several ...

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