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Garden Route Holidays

Bordered by the Klein Karoo and arguably the most beautiful coastline in the world, the Garden Route extends 300kms from Mossel Bay to Storms River between the cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. One of South Africa’s best known journeys, the Garden Route encompasses an area of remarkable natural scenery, charming coastal towns, a range of diverse experiences and engaging indigenous communities. Most accommodation along the route is either in cosy guesthouses or small boutique hotels and all offer first-class hospitality. Explore vast wilderness areas and nature reserves, shop for traditional crafts, enjoy authentic cuisine and encounter wildlife in one of the region’s fine wildlife sanctuaries. Highlights include whale watching in Hermanus, the abundant seafood of coastal Knysna, the epic scenery of Route 62 and Addo Elephant Park which is South Africa’s third largest wildlife reserve and home to a large elephant population as well as lion, zebra and hyena.

With so many beautiful places to visit on the Garden Route, contact one of our South Africa specialists who will be delighted to assist you. Take a look at our Garden Route holiday suggestions below.

Holiday Ideas for Garden Route

When to visit Garden-Route

Best Times
Good Times

The best time to visit the Garden Route is generally between November and April. Temperatures are at their highest in January and February, as are visitor numbers with crowds peaking during Christmas and New Year. We recommend exploring the Garden Route in November, or between February and April where temperatures are warm and comfortable. Springtime in November also brings beautiful wildflowers along the route. Whist temperatures are cooler in the winter months between June and October, it is whale watching season giving visitors a great chance of seeing these majestic creatures in the water from the shoreline. It is important to remember that the Garden Route is home to a coastal climate where rain is common, especially in June and July.

What is a Tailor-Made Holiday?

We create a holiday tailored to your specific requirements, including:

  • When you go
  • Duration
  • Time spent in each place
  • How much you want to spend

We offer our experience and knowledge to help create your perfect, tailor-made itinerary

What to do in Garden Route

Starting in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape and extending over 300kms to Storms River in the Eastern Cape, the Garden Route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful driving routes in the world. Home to charming coastal towns, breathtaking landscapes and diverse nature reserves, the Garden Route is a must-do for any South African itinerary. Knysna, known as the jewel of the Garden Route, is located on a lagoon that offers fabulous views and many water activities such as kayaking and sailing. Further east lies Plettenburg Bay, a coastal town that is home to sweeping golden beaches, beautiful rivers and estuaries, vineyards as well as being known as the Garden Route’s adventure capital. It is also close to the remarkable Robberg Peninsula where visitors can enjoy hikes and incredible coastal views. Other Garden Route highlights include several private game reserves where you can enjoy an authentic and luxurious safari experience, the stunning beach town of Wilderness and the Tsitsikamma National Park which is home to one of the region’s most famous, and beautiful, driving routes.

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