Garden Route South Africa Can Be Visited Anytime

The Garden Route is a popular stretch of coastline in South Africa that runs from Heidelberg in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, a stunning coastal town well-known for its Oysters, Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich capital of the World, the vineyards of Robertson and Plettenberg Bay with sweeping beaches onto the Indian Ocean.

The Garden Route is sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma mountains and the Indian Ocean. The indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found in a variety of habitats
The area is best explored by car and offers visitors a number of excellent experiences from tracking Meerkats in Oudtshoorn to boat trips to see Southern Right Whales, who come to nurse young in the numerous bays along the Garden Route.   The town of Kynsna provides an ideal base from which to explore the region. The town itself has a relaxed feel to it and a superb choice of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Many visitors travel from Cape Town via the Garden Route to the Eastern Cape game reserves, which are east of Port Elizabeth to enjoy an African Safari experience.


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