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

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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 ...

The Fairway Terrace

Where? George
The Fairway Terrace is an exceptional restaurant situated at The Protea Hotel King George. The meals are freshly prepared using only the freshest local ingredients, offering you a real taste of the Garden ...

Harkerville Forest Flora Trail

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Discover the beauty of the Garden Route and its lush forested countryside on the Harkerville Forest Flora Trail. This is an easy trail of one kilometre that takes only an hour to complete. It is perfect as an ...

Eden to Addo Hike

Where? Addo
The Eden to Addo hike is considered by some as the longest, if not the toughest hiking trail in South Africa. Regarded as a 'mega' hike, the Eden to Addo entails an 18-day haul from Knysna to Addo and the Addo ...

The Island Beach

Where? Greak Brak
The calm waters of the Island Beach are ideal for kids who enjoy the water. Located at the south end of the Great Brak River estuary is this gorgeous beach that is accessed from the mainland via a single lane ...

Gerickes Point

Where? Sedgefield
At Gerickes Point you can see some of the highest fossil dunes in South Africa and there is a great 4km hike to the point and back. The point itself offers an amazing vantage point to gaze out into the sea and ...

Buffalo Bay Beach

Where? Knysna
Buffalo Bay Beach is also affectionately named Buffelsbaai and you’ll find it in the Goukamma Nature Reserve just a few kilometers drive from Knysna. The beach is part of a 14km stretch of sand that is sheer ...

Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail

Where? George
Bring your own Mountain Bike or rent one from the Sports and Leisure Centre onsite and get on the Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail at Fancourt on the Garden Route in George. This 10 kilometer trail is about 35 ...

Moonlight Meander

Where? Sedgefield
No sunblock required for this trail! The moonlight Meander or Starlight Stroll as its known by some is an extremely popular walk that you should book for in advance. The idea is that you go in the evening ...

Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar

Where? George
The Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar is a buzzing, vibey place for parents to meet and relax while their little ones enjoy the fun of the farm. Situated on Redberry Farm in George, this bar was opened in 2015 in ...

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 ...

Bollard Bay Beach

Where? Knysna
Bollard Bay Beach on Leisure Island in Knysna offers a family friendly and pet friendly place to visit. The attractive surroundings and beautiful views certainly make it feel as though you are away in ...

Renette's Candle Studio

Where? Knysna
Visit the Renette's Candles Studio situated in an enchanting suburb of Knysna, with natural forest, where bush buck roam the streets freely. A new range of candles has been launched which honours the hero in ...

Goukamma Nature Reserve Trails

Where? Sedgefield
The Goukamma Nature Reserve has a number of breathtaking trails (literally!) Stroll through the Milkwood forests and beach area where phenomenal dune vegetation grows. The coastline stretches for about 14 ...

Garden Route Trail Park MTB Trails

Where? Knysna
The Garden Route Trail Park gets top marks for quality trail-building. It lies in the heart of mountain biking kingdom (the region boasts a few iconic trails, like Harkerville's Red Route) in the Knysna ...

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