And there is a multitude of options for trips into the hinterland, to the famous Cango stalactite caves for example, to the ostrich farms near Oudtshoorn or to the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth. Click here for more detailed information on the Garden Route.
on the Garden Route
Anyone who wishes to spend a beach holiday in most idyllic surroundings, should travel to the holiday paradise on the Garden Route. Here the coast of the Indian Ocean is one long stretch of stunning beaches. There are luxurious seaside resorts like Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, and quiet, remote bays and lagoons with turquoise-blue water as well. The bordering mountains are covered in fynbos and evergreen rainforests.
Accommodation options in hotels and guest houses are richer than virtually anywhere else in South Africa, ranging from luxury lodges for the discerning traveller to plain and cosy guest houses, where one can spend the evening by the fireplace chatting to the hosts and making friends.
Any type of watersport is possible along the Garden Route: surfing and canoeing, diving and deep sea-fishing. Play a game of golf on one of the excellent courses, have a wonderful walk through the rainforest or just go for a ride on the historic steam train to enjoy the picturesque coastline.