Garden Route Things To Do

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South Africa Things To DoThings To Do in the Garden Route

The beautiful and dramatic Garden Route, that stretches from around Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth, is an area dense with forests, beaches, lakes, rivers, kloofs and hardwood trees and is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the country. The area is jam-packed with things to do, and visitors are spoilt for choice. Simply driving the Garden Route is a joy, with countless picnic spots, viewpoints and attractions. From mountain biking through the Harkerville Forest, bird watching in the Wilderness National Park and abseiling into the Kaaimans River, to black water tubing down the Storms River, one is never at a loss for things to do.

Fork and Train Restaurant

Where? Mossel Bay
Fork and Train Restaurant at Santos Express is a quaint and unique restaurant located within an old, stationery vintage train. Only 30 metres from the sea, patrons can enjoy stunning sea views from the train ...

Radical Raptors

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Visit the Bird of Prey Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre. This outstanding rehabilitation centre strives to raise community awareness of raptors and the impact of humans on their environment. Focusing on ...

Garden Route Horse Trails

Where? Wilderness
The Garden Route remains one of South Africa’s most beautiful attractions; and for good reason. It is alive with magnificent fauna and flora, assuring visitors from all over the word of spectacular vistas and ...

Hog Hollow Horse Trails

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Tsitsikamma is an exquisite part of the Garden Route in South Africa. It is breath-taking in its natural splendour and its abundance in fauna and flora, and continues to be one of the most frequently ...

Coffee @ Work

Where? Mossel Bay
More than just a quirky coffee shop in the CBD of Mossel Bay, Coffee@Work is a trendy spot to catch up on emails or reading, meet with friends, and enjoy superb coffees. Being situated in the very heart of the ...

Buffalo Bay Horse Rides

Where? Sedgefield
To connect with a horse is to experience its understanding and its deep love for human contact. Buffalo Bay Horse Rides is keen and proud to introduce these elegant animals to those who have not spent much ...

Hydrofoiling on the Garden Route

Where? Knysna
Hydrofoiling has given new dimension to the worlds of surfing, paddle-boarding (on a SUP board), wakeboarding and kite-surfing. Around the world, it is still in its initial phases, with legends like Kai Lenny ...

Oysters R Us

Where? Wilderness
If you want the ultimate oyster experience then head to Oysters R Us at Boven Lange Valley Farm in the Wilderness. You can’t miss it when driving along the main road through the Wilderness. This is a major ...

Point of Human Origins Experience

Where? Mossel Bay
'We know from genetic research that all people alive today are descendants of the core population of less than a thousand individuals who lived in Africa between 150 000 and 200 000 years ago – and what we've ...

Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail

Where? Wilderness
Meander through the Wilderness on the Brownhooded / Half Collared Kingfisher Trail which runs along the Duiwe River. This 7.2km walk is easy going and suitable for any fitness level. Walking down the path ...

The Heath Cafe & Deli

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Heath is more than a farm-stall, its a bohemian store that has a craft shop, food store, kitchen, various forest based activities, a lavender labyrinth and last but not least many child-orientated ...

Lunch At Packwood Estate

Where? Harkerville
Packwood Wine and Country Estate is situated in Harkerville between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, set in a stunning location with views across 1000’s of acres of green pastures, magical mountains and distant ...

Jubilee Creek Picnic Site

Where? Knysna
The Jubilee Creek Picnic Site is simply spectacular, taking full advantage of the natural splendour and abundance of the Garden Route and its lush forests. It is nestled in the forest, within the valley, ...

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, ...

Forest Buzzard Trail

Where? George
Start: Witfontein forestry station, Witfontein Nature Reserve, north of George Finish: Witfontein Nature Reserve Duration: 2.2 km Fitness: easy, ideal for children Our tip: for those after a more arduous ...

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