430 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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Animal Sanctuaries / Wheelchair Friendly

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Overnight? Stay in Plettenberg Bay
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 ...

Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Overnight? Stay in Storms River
'Me Tarzan, you Jane.' Swing from the treetops across the forest canopy of the place named by the ancient San, Tsitsikamma (place of abundant water). The abundant ...

Cafés & Eateries

Le Fournil de Plett

Overnight? Stay in Plettenberg Bay
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 ...

Family Entertainment / Horse Riding

Black Horse Trails

Overnight? Stay in Wilderness
Black Horse Trails can be found at the base of the Outeniqua mountain range in Wilderness. Named after the pitch black Friesian horses offered as their trail horses ...

Bird Sanctuaries

Radical Raptors

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Cafés & Eateries

Fork and Train Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Cafés & Eateries

Oysters R Us

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Sports & Leisure / Horse Riding / Family Entertainment

Hog Hollow Horse Trails

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Cultural Sites / Hiking Trails

Point of Human Origins Experience

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Family Entertainment / Cycling

Knysna Scootours

Overnight? Stay in Thesen Island
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 ...

Water Sports / Sports & Leisure

Hydrofoiling on the Garden Route

Overnight? Stay in Knysna
If you’re into hydrofoiling and you’ve booked accommodation in Knysna, get ready for hours of fun. Hydrofoiling has given new dimension to the worlds of surfing, ...

Water Sports / Sports & Leisure / Extreme Sports

AfriCanyon River Adventures

Overnight? Stay in Plettenberg Bay
Experience the thrill of exploring the Garden Route on an entirely different adventure. AfriCanyon invites visitors that are looking to combine the exquisite ...

Cafés & Eateries

Coffee @ Work

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Sight Seeing / Scenic Flights / Family Entertainment

Scenic Flights with Aeronautica

Overnight? Stay in George
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 ...

Malls & Shopping / Arts & Crafts

Shweshwe Stop Shop

Overnight? Stay in Great Brak
Only minutes away from many of the Garden Route accommodation spots is the Fragrance Route in Friemersheim. Here, the flora, culture and heritage of the Western ...

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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Garden Route, Surrounding Towns, Tsitsikamma

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