Garden Route

The Garden Route
Discover Nature's Symphony on South Africa's Garden Route

The Garden Route, a stunning stretch of South Africa's southeastern coast, is renowned for its verdant landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and breathtaking scenery. Extending from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape, this coastal drive encompasses a tapestry of natural wonders, including lush forests, pristine beaches, and rugged cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The region's name originates from its lush vegetation, encompassing a medley of indigenous flora and fauna that thrives in the temperate climate of the area.

Travelers along the Garden Route are treated to an array of outdoor adventures and recreational activities, making it a mecca for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers. Hiking trails wind through ancient forests in Tsitsikamma National Park, offering glimpses of towering trees and cascading waterfalls, while marine enthusiasts can enjoy whale watching in the town of Hermanus or dive with sharks in Gansbaai. The Garden Route is also dotted with charming towns like Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, where visitors can savor fresh seafood, explore local markets, and immerse themselves in the region's cultural heritage through art galleries and craft shops.

Aside from its natural beauty and outdoor attractions, the Garden Route holds a wealth of history and cultural significance. The region is home to a number of historical landmarks, such as the Knysna Heads and the Featherbed Nature Reserve, which offer insights into the area's maritime past and ecological diversity. The diverse communities along the Garden Route contribute to its vibrant cultural tapestry, with a mix of traditions, languages, and cuisines that reflect South Africa's rich heritage. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences, the Garden Route beckons visitors to explore its enchanting landscapes and discover the wonders that await along this scenic coastal route.

Dec to Mar (Summer)- Nice beach weather but is very busy over holiday period.

Apr to May (Autumn)- Fewer visitors & cooler temperatures.

Jun to Aug (Winter)- Cool weather, start of whale season, Knysna festival.

Sep to Nov (Spring)- Peak whale season, generally good weather.

The Garden Route

aha The Rex Hotel

8 Gray St, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6571