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


Visit Feathers Gallery

Where? Knysna
A wonderful and unusual shopping experience awaits you, with a combination of our full range of over 380 products on display, interspersed with a selection of bronze sculptures, and select pieces of fine ...

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 ...

The Harkerville Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The two day Harkerville hike starts gently; following paths through the forest that criss cross over horse and bike trails. However, the hard work starts as you reach the chain section. Not for the faint ...

Filos Pub & Restaurant

Where? Sedgefield
Filo’s is the local pub in Sedgefield, situated on the N2 in the heart of Sedgefield., It has a lovely wooden deck above the bar where you can sit back relax and enjoy one of their sumptuous cocktails out in ...

Homtini MTB Trail

Where? Rheenendal
Where: Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site, Rheenendal, Knysna Level: intermediate to difficult Type of route: 19 km circular route along jeep track, logging roads, and single track Best: can get rather muddy after ...

Gouriqua Hiking Trail

Where? Albertinia
Albertinia is a small, quiet town set below the Langeberg Mountain Range. It is known as the home of the Aloe, where this indigenous plant grows busily all around the area. Albertinia lies between Mossel ...

The Veg Table Private Dining Room

Where? Knysna
The Veg Table is a casually elegant private dining room that is situated just outside Knysna, in the Garden Route. This cabin-style home is nestled within the lush, dense forests for which this area is so well ...

Garden of Eden Forest Walk

Where? Knysna
Start: Harkerville Forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Finish: Harkerville Forest Duration: 1 km, ideal for the elderly or as a pit stop on the N2 Fitness: very easy Our tip: there is a small office ...

Bahia Dos Vaqueiros

Where? Mossel Bay
Bahia Dos Vaqueiros is a fabulous restaurant situated in the Diaz Strand Hotel with spectacular sea views. The food is sensational and some of the exquisite dishes on the menu include the smoke ostrich, ...

La Capannina

Where? George
La Capannina remains one of George’s favourite eating spots, boasting country-style warmth and a unique style of décor. This décor is defined by wood, wrought iron, gold, copper, and interesting pieces of art. ...

Visit Witsand Beach

Where? Witsand
Witsand Beach is an awesome spot for whale watching and this Blue Flag beach (2013) with the 4km stretch of incredibly white beach sand (hence the name) is a favourite holiday destination. The sand here is ...

Drumming Experience - Find Your Rhythm

Where? Knysna
Find your rhythm to the beat of your own drum. Stomp your feet in 'rain boots' like a traditional African dancer and learn the Gumboot Dance. Create dynamic music by simple clapping in groups or boom-whacking ...

Hiking the Robberg Peninsula

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: parking area at the Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve Finish: parking area Duration: three circular routes, ranging from 2 km to 11 km Fitness: the 11 km route is challenging Our tip: take your ...

Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

Where? Knysna
Operated by Southern Yachting Academy who are based on Thesen Harbour Town in Knysna, this is an exciting deep sea fishing adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Bring the kids and join us for a day of ...

Hiking in the Robberg Nature Reserve

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Robberg Nature Reserve is a charged booster of outdoor living - incredible scenery, views over shoreline and sea, a thriving Cape fur seal colony, a huge diversity of bird life, and uniquely beautiful ...

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