423 Things To Do in 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.

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Plettenberg Bay Animal Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

As one of the Garden Route’s wildest attractions, Tenikwa celebrates the variety and impressive beauty of some of Africa’s best wildlife species. But, more than just providing a safe home for these animals, Tenikwa ...

Plettenberg Bay Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Le Fournil de Plett

Le Fournil de Plett is a quintessentially quaint French-style bakery and café. And, with its perfect locale along the exquisite Garden Route of the Western Cape, it is a stunning spot to stop for a snack, a hot cup ...

Plettenberg Bay Bird Sanctuaries

Radical Raptors

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 ...

Mossel Bay Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Casual Dining

Fork and Train Restaurant

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 ...

Wilderness Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Oysters R Us

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 ...

Plettenberg Bay Sports & Leisure / Horse Riding / Family Entertainment

Hog Hollow Horse Trails

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 visited ...

Wilderness Family Entertainment / Horse Riding / Sports & Leisure

Garden Route Horse Trails

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 ...

Mossel Bay Cultural Sites / Hiking Trails

Point of Human Origins Experience

"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 found ...

Thesen Island Family Entertainment / Cycling

Knysna Scootours

Knysna is, undoubtedly, one of the most treasured gems of the Garden Route in the Western Cape. It is a seaside resort town that offers stunning beaches, an expansive lagoon, mountains, forests, fynbos and more ...

Knysna Water Sports / Sports & Leisure

Hydrofoiling on the Garden Route

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 and ...

Plettenberg Bay Water Sports / Sports & Leisure / Extreme Sports

AfriCanyon River Adventures

Experience the thrill of exploring the Garden Route on an entirely different adventure. AfriCanyon invites visitors that are looking to combine the exquisite surrounds of Plettenberg Bay with a liberal dose of ...

Mossel Bay Cafés & Coffee Shops / Cafés & Eateries

Coffee @ Work

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 ...

George Sight Seeing / Scenic Flights / Family Entertainment

Scenic Flights with Aeronautica

The Garden Route of South Africa offer some of the most diverse and awe-inspiring natural beauty in the world. The coastline changes from long sandy beaches to wave crushed cliffs taming the onslaught of the Indian ...

Nature's Valley Hiking Trails

Hike the Otter Trail

The Otter Trail follows the magnificent Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature's Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5 kms long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The ...

Oudtshoorn Sight Seeing

Explore the Cango Caves

Just outside Oudshoorn in the Karoo, the Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations with names like ‘the bridal couple’, ‘glass flower fantasy’, ‘weird ...

Garden Route as a destination

If you are considering visiting Garden Route or have already booked your Garden Route accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Garden Route, or view the events that are taking place in the Garden Route during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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