Striking, diverse, serene and scenic are just some of the words used to describe this remarkable stretch of coast, but the Garden Route can only be appreciated once you’ve experienced it first hand. It is incredible to consider how much is packed into a relatively small area; just 300km from Mossel Bay to the Storms River, but each element is as unique as the last. It is possible to drive the Garden Route in a single day, but we recommend a more leisurely pace in order to uncover all that this magical setting has to offer. The Garden Route is something of an enigmatic wonder, it is rare that somewhere so iconic could possess such an ambience of tranquillity; a perfect balance of renowned beauty and unspoilt wonder.
The route includes the beautiful town of Knysna, built on the shores of a large, sparkling lagoon. Knysna’s quaint harbour adds to its charm, whilst the annual oyster festival showcases the region’s fine cuisine and delectable seafood. Plettenberg Bay, meanwhile, concludes the traditional Garden Route in style, boasting pristine beaches, forests and marine life. Known locally as ‘Plett’, this picturesque location has been voted South Africa’s ‘Best Beach Location’ for five years, consecutively. It may seem like South Africa’s best-kept secret, but scores of stunning wildlife, vibrant flora and lush fauna have long made the Garden Route their home, whilst showstopping scenic views and delightfully driveable roads make this a firm favourite with the world’s well-travelled.