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South Africa's Garden Route - Truly beautiful

The Garden Route Coast is one of the most scenically beautiful regions of South Africa.

It’s the perfect destination for your next holiday or incentive breakaway.

The Garden Route is situated between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, and includes Stilbaai, Albertinia, Boggomsbaai, Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and the Tsitsikamma.

We’ve listed just a few of our favourite attractions below. Please contact us to make your bookings – or to discuss an itinerary designed especially for you.

Please contact us to discuss how we can incorporate these – and other interesting and exciting adventures and attractions – into your personal tour or your company’s incentive tour of the Garden Route.

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Garden Route Towns

Tsitsikama

  • The Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park offers hiking, birding, snorkelling, and sea-side accommodation• Treetop Canopy Tours Africa’s first guided zip-line tours through the indigenous forests
  • Face Adrenalin’s Bloukrans Bungy – the world’s highest commercial bungy bridge
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Plettenberg Bay

  • Robberg Nature Reserve – the peninsula that defines the Bay and a fine place for hiking, whale and dolphin watching, and birding
  • Golf – Plettenberg Bay Country Club and Goose Valley Golf Club
  • Tandem Skydiving with Skydive Plettenberg Bay
  • Whale and dolphin watching with Ocean Safaris and Ocean Blue Adventures
  • Sea Kayaking with Dolphin Adventures
  • Boat trips with Keurbooms River Ferries and Ocean Adventures
  • Scuba diving, surfing, body boarding, and angling
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary – where previously abused or caged monkeys, gibbons, and others live in free-range peace
  • Birds of Eden – the world’s largest free-flight dome, where previously caged birds and small monkeys now live as naturally as possible
  • Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary – a home for wild cats and other apex predators
  • Radical Raptors – a rehabilitation and education centre for South Africa’s birds of prey
  • Plett Puzzle Park – brain fun for the entire family

Knysna

  • The Garden Route National Park is everywhere in Knysna: the Park protects the famous Knysna Lagoon, and the mysterious Knysna Forests (visit then for forest walks, birding, mountain bike trails, and picnic sites).
  •  Featherbed Nature Reserve – 4-hour long tours to the Western Head of the Knysna Lagoon, with ferry boat rides, a land-train ride to the top of the headland, a 2.2 km guided coastal walk and a sumptuous buffet lunch
  • Sailing with Springtide Charters and Heads Explorer
  • Boat trips on the Knysna Lagoon with Knysna Boating, mv John Benn, or the Paddle Cruiser (yes, it really does run on paddles – but its got propellers, too)
  • Licensed boat-based whale watching with Ocean Odyssey
  • Seafood at restaurants like 34 South, Tapas Oysters, Drydock, or Sirocco
  • The Knysna Angling Museum – probably the only one of its kind in the country
  • Golf at Pezula Golf Club and Simola Hotel and Country Club
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Boggomsbaai

  • Hiking: the Oystercatcher Trail and the Hunter-Gatherer Trail
  • Fransmanshoek Conservancy – explore untouched marine and fynbos environments
  • Accommodation at Sandpiper Cottages – amidst the fynbos, and overlooking miles and miles of unspoiled, golden beaches

Sedgefield

  • Garden Route National Park – the Sedgefield section of the Park is best known for its birding and hiking. And there’s CapeNature’s Goukamma Reserve, too (hiking, birding, bass fishing).
  • Paragliding – Flytime Paragliding offers professional tandem paragliding flights, as well as introductory and full license training courses.

Wilderness

  • Garden Route National Park – one of South Africa’s largest reserves. An unfenced heaven of more than 160,000 hectares.
  • The Wilderness section of the Park is a wonderful destination for
    birding, kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. I
  • t’s got rivers, mountains, and fields to explore.
  • And it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll see. Anywhere.

George

  • Golf: Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate (with three courses: The Links, Montagu, and Outeniqua), Kingswood Golf Estate (a Sally Little signature course), the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort (where the course was designed by Ernie Els), and the George Golf Club. Also the Glenwood Short Golf Course, the Three Chameleons Short Golf Course, and the Silver Lily Klompen Golf (Holland’s popular farmer’s golf).
  • Outeniqua Transport Museum – one of the largest collections of trains, cars, and trucks in South Africa
  • George Museum – it’s Timber Museum explains the history of the famous indigenous forests and the woodcutters of the 19th and early 20th Centuries
  • Garden Route Botanical Garden – an outstanding collection of indigenous plants. It offers pleasant walking and birding

Albertinia

  • Game watching at the Garden Route Game Lodge
  • Aloe factory tours

Stilbaai

  • Meet the eels at the de Jager farmstead – a school of indigenous eels in a natural pond. The people of Stilbaai Tourism feed them every day at 11:00!
  • Inverroche Distillery – which produces Gin Classic, Gin Verdant, and Gin Amber. It offers tastings and tours daily.
  • Land-based whale watching (May to September)
  • Archaeology museum – the Blombos Museum at Stilbaai Tourism explores the middle stone age of the region.