You can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty of South Africa’s Garden Route. A thrilling 200km stretch of road winding past forested mountains, sprawling wetlands and sandy-white beaches.
Starting in quaint Montague, a town as rich in heritage as it is in rustic charm and following the stunning Route 62, we leave behind the lush, green valleys of the Breede River district and head towards Oudshoorn. The contrast between basin and “bossie” is stark, abrupt, yet breathtakingly awesome. Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich Capital of the world, but this charming town also houses Cango Caves; the largest show cave system in Africa.
Next up, we take to the scenic N2, with our sights firmly set on the Tsitsikamma National Park. The park is not only a breathtaking heaven of indigenous fauna and flora, but marine life as well. Imagine a multi-dimensional destination with dramatic coastal scenery, reefs, rivers, lush forest and delicate Fynbos. For the adventurous at heart, a hiking and water sports paradise awaits. Then we make our way toward the picturesque St Francis Bay coastline, sporting none other than world renowned surf spot Jeffrey’s Bay.
Knysna is up next. Experience the beautiful lagoon and more than eight beaches providing opportunities to swim, surf, canoe, yacht, beach-walk and take ferry rides.
Turning our noses towards the Fairest Cape, means a quick stop-over at The Garden Route Game Lodge, a lush 200km stretch of coastal plain between Mossel Bay and Storms River Mouth. Then onto Hermanus, for a WHALE of time and the best views from the Walker Bay Cliffs, and finally the home stretch to glitsy Cape Town to experience an eclectic mix of urban opulence first-hand.