Welcome to the Garden Route of South Africa. The Garden Route is approximately a 300 Kilometre (Km) or 190 miles stretch of the South-Eastern Coast of the Republic of South Africa extending from the holiday village of Witsand in the Western Cape Province making it way all the way up to the border of Tsitsikama’s Storms River in the beautiful friendly Province of the Eastern Cape. The name Garden Route does not necessarily mean Garden as such one will imagine for a Garden to be but the name really comes from its lush verdant, forest, hills, beautiful beaches, lagoons, Lakes, and rivers.
The Garden Route is home to most tourist sites in Western Cape with beautiful towns surrounding it such as Knysna the Jewel of the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, known as the South African Billionaire playing ground and paradise, Mossel Bay the only town in South Africa which has the climate similar to Hawai, Oudtshoorn, home to the Congo Caves, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield home to World renown Paragliding instructors, Nature Valley and George being the Garden Route administrative capital
The Garden Route has an oceanic type of climate characterized by mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. Temperatures rarely fall below 10 °C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28 °C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the warm Agulhas current from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the beautiful and breathtaking Outeniqua and imposing beautiful Tsitsikama Mountains range just inland of the coast.
The Garden Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the warm Indian Ocean, with mountain passes, including the Robinson Pass, and Outeniqua Pass linking the area with the arid Little Karoo the Ostrich Capital of the World.. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and temperature forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities such as canoeing, paragliding, bungee jumping, shark cage diving, sky diving, safaris and so many other activities for the entire family traveling with children. It is also a beautiful destination to go to for special occasions such as honeymoons. Nearly 300 species of birdlife are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forests to wetlands.
The Garden Route is an all-year-round tourist destination with the best months being February to April. From December to January the Garden Route is overcrowded by the influx of local and international tourists. Temperatures are highest in the summer months () and this stretch of coastline gets very busy over the Christmas school holidays. March is the month of less traffic along the beautiful Garden Route. Access can be from National N2 or via the Route 62
Embark on a tour & adventure trip to the Garden Route with us and discover the most natural beauty of South Africa with our tour packages and safaris from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. We have crafted itineraries that have up to 10 days of journey of discovery for any family size, couples on honeymoon, youth in a small group, and seniors on vacation with a private guide and option of budget and luxury accommodation. Discover the towns of Mossel Bay, Knysna, Plettenberg, and an escorted safari to Addo Elephant National Park.
The Garden Route, a coastal stretch of the South-Eastern coast of South from the Western Cape to The border of Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape is the Garden routes approximately 300km long. The journey to the Garden Route begins in just a few hour's drive from Cape Town with the influence of all the Cape coastline moving beaches, forest mountains, lagoons, and seaside towns. Meandering through different passes for picturesque and quaint routes enjoying verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation and numerous estuaries. Many small towns with many activities and sights include Knysna, Platternbug, Mossel Bay, Great Brat River, Little Brat rive, George, Nature Valley, and many other falls into this basin of memory, you can on a trip to the Garden Route.
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