South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, which stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River in the Western Cape, boasts an endless amount of rivers, lagoons, dunes, pristine beaches, nature reserves, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos.
The area offers a wide range of activities to pick and choose from. Whether you are adventurous, a real adrenalin junky, or simply enjoy a walk in nature, the Garden Route will certainly have something worthwhile to offer.
Elephant rides and walks at the Knysna Elephant Park can be quite exciting, while a boat ride on the lagoon and a picnic at Jubilee Creek in the Knysna forest is extremely beautiful. Monkeyland, situated about 16km east from Plett, is the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary and definitely worth a visit. Birds of Eden, the world class free flight bird sanctuary is just around the corner of Monkeyland.
Sea Kayaking from Central Beach to Robberg Nature Reserve or close and personal encounters with dolphins and whales are both experiences not to be missed in the area. Black water tubing through the Storms River Gorge is an interesting way to experience the perfect beauty of the Tsitsikamma National Park. Trying to spot a Great White during shark cage diving in Mossel Bay can be very adventurous, although not quite as exhilarating as bungee jumping at Bloukrans – the world’s highest commercial bungee jump.
Golf courses in Plett and the surrounding area include the Plettenberg Bay Golf & Country Club, Goose Valley Gold Club (also in Plett), Pezula Championship Golf Course and Simola Golf & Country Estate in Knysna, and of course the world-known Fancourt in George.
The Garden Route surely lives up to its reputation as one of the country's most popular destinations.