Road trippers, get ready to rumble.
South Africa is a land of contrasts and nowhere is this more apparent than a meandering stretch of the south-eastern coastline that is known for its ecological diversity and jaw-dropping scenery – the Garden Route. Spliced by dramatic mountain ranges and epic road trip routes, it is no wonder this Garden Route has become THE must-do activity on any Western Cape holiday.
Nature lovers can seek out a bit of R&R while meeting the elephants of Addo or enjoying a bush walk safari in a private game reserve. The region is home to more than 300 species of birds - including the rare Knsyna loerie and the African fish eagle. On the water, migrating southern right whale mums and newborn calves can be spotted between July to December along the coastal belt.
There are plenty of opportunities for the adventurous at heart, including bungy jumping, canoeing, spectacular hikes, pristine beaches and world-class surfing. And for the culinary adventurer, oysters are a must-do when in Knysna and the Garden Route’s climate produces some of the best wines in the country. This one’s a no-brainer, South Africa’s Garden of Eden is waiting…