The Garden Route encompasses 300 km of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. White beaches, lagoons, forests, lakes and dramatic seaside cliffs provide a never-ending visual feast. This wide variety of habitats results in diverse vegetation and wildlife – each area unique to explore.
The four main cities along the Garden Route are Mossel Bay, George, Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, each boasting their own character. From mussels to oysters, the route will also satisfy your taste buds; fresh seafood and local South African cuisine served with pride.
Tsitsikamma Forest – The region of Tsitsikamma is a delight for travellers on a South African safari through the Garden Route, with its protected indigenous forest that contains the most amazing array of vegetation.
Knysna – Most famously, Knysna is known for its warm-water estuary that passes between two large headlands known as the Knysna Heads. The Heads boast a breath-taking lookout point, which gives visitors the optimal vantage point from which to appreciate the open ocean, as well as the chance to enjoy a meal at restaurants that offer stunning views and good, wholesome food.
Oudtshoorn – Here you can take a visit into the popular Cango Caves, which measure over four kilometers and are made up of a network of extensive tunnels and chambers. They boast spectacular trails amongst magnificent limestone formations and are located 29-kilometers outside of Oudtshoorn, an area well-known for its ostrich farming.
Bloukrans River – Daredevils can get their pulses racing with a leap off of the Bloukrans Bridge, known as the world’s highest bungee jump bridge.
Monkeyland, Knysna – Here you will be taken on a monkey safari in the forest to learn about these fascinating creatures.
THE WONDERS OF GARDEN ROUTE
The journey from start to finish encompasses a tapestry of national parks and coastal towns all filled with many activity options. From hiking to whale watching, surfing, exploring the Cango caves as well as the tree canopies of Tsitsikamma, you will be enveloped in the wonders of the cape. This scenic and ecologically diverse route offers unlimited activity options for all types of travellers. With some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, it offers hiking, swimming, feasting, art galleries and whale watching. The adventures are endless! Get your adventure shoes on and embark on a journey along the Garden Route!
TOURING THE GARDEN ROUTE WITH JENMAN
A South Africa safari with JENMAN African Safaris will call to the wildlife wonderer, the adrenaline-seeking adventurer, and the culturally curious.
Explore the very best of South Africa on the extensive 20-day World in One Country tour. Included in this itinerary of your holiday to South Africa is the iconic Kruger National Park, the marvellous scenery along the Garden Route and the panoramic views of Cape Town.
A small-group lodge safari through the Garden Route of South Africa, from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for 8 Days. The Wonders of the Garden Route Safari departs from Port Elizabeth Airport. Please proceed to the information desk, where your shuttle driver will meet you at 12:00 for the transfer to Addo National Park. Private transfers are available at an additional cost.
Discover South Africa’s greatest highlights at your own pace. We invite you to go on this adventurous self-drive safari from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth to explore this beautiful country independently as you drive through South Africa’s popular Garden Route. An adventurous Garden route self-drive safari through South Africa’s popular Garden Route, starting in Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth for 6 Days.
For a totally unique safari holiday in South Africa, choose the 4-day Grootbos Experience. Located around two hours drive south of Cape Town, the eco-paradise that is the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers incredible flora and marine life at the southern tip of the African continent.