Garden Route

Welcome to the Garden Route

one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world

As its name implies the Garden Route is an area that is richly endowed by nature, spectacular in many ways, graced with golden beaches, indigenous forests, lakes, lagoons and meandering rivers. 

Stretching along the Southern Cape coast from Slang River near Heidelberg, eastwards to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River, the Garden Route has a variety of exquisite flora and fauna, ranging from magnificent fynbos and protea species to dense tropical forests in the east. This is commonly referred to as the Garden Route.

The warm Indian Ocean and an abundance of inland water surfaces offer endless opportunities for bathing, boating, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, angling, diving and birdwatching. Golf, bowls, tennis and hiking are other popular forms of recreation in this area.

The Garden Route has a well developed tourism infrastructure. Accommodation is plentiful and varied, from upmarket hotels to chalets, cottages, flats, caravan parks, and a myriad of informal bed and breakfast establishments. Coach tours provide an excellent means of exploring the area.

The combination of a delightful climate and spectacular scenic attractions has contributed greatly to the international acclaim that the Garden Route enjoys.

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