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The Garden Route, one of South Africa's greatest holiday destinations

The Garden Route runs along a scenic stretch of coast between Mossel Bay to the mouth of the Storms River, encompassing areas of sheer natural beauty and an abundance of attractions.


From the dense coastal forests, to the deep river gorges, fresh water lakes, lagoons, quaint towns, and sprawling beaches, the Garden Route definitely lives up to its name as a holiday hotspot. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the Garden Route offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities to suit all tastes and budgets.

Because of the wide range of experiences and attractions along the Garden Route, together with the excellent road infrastructure, the Garden Route is famed as South Africa's perfect 'self-drive holiday' destination and ideal to explore at your own pace, under your own steam. On the Garden Route, a number of exciting activities are available, from tree-top canopy tours in the Tsitsikamma Forest to visits to the Elephant Sanctuary where you have the opportunity to walk hand-in-trunk with these gentle creatures. You could visit the Birds of Eden bird sanctuary and the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, or you may prefer lazing in a seaside restaurant sipping wine and eating oysters.

The Garden Route also offers warm water for a true beach escape, some of the best golf courses in the country and any number of adventure sports.

Chat to us about planning a trip to incorporate all of the Garden Route's holiday highlights, from logistics, accommodation and activities you would like to include.

Below we have included a number of Garden Route tours, focussing on the best tourist holiday areas. Some of these tours are stand-alone Garden Route itineraries, whilst others combine the Garden Route with other highlights in South Africa.

Cape Town, Whales & Winelands Self-drive Tour

Discover the attractions of the Cape Town wine route and magnificent whale season by car.…

Cape Town and the Garden Route Family Safari

Embark on the ultimate South African family tour and discover Cape Town, the Whale Coast,…

Cape Heritage Self Drive Tour

This heritage tour offers a completely different safari journey, focusing on wildlife and historical significance.…

Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Self-drive Tour

Our South African holiday package makes for the perfect self-drive vacation. This 12-day journey sees…

Garden Route Getaway

Spend 8 exciting days on a trip along the Garden Route South Africa. Combine it…

Featured Camps and Lodges in Garden Route

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Madison Manor

A boutique hotel with stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon.

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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

A boutique hotel with stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon.

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Belvidere Manor Hotel

A private and tranquil hotel located on the sprawling Belvidere Estate.

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Robertson Small Hotel

A 5-star hotel in Robertson on South Africa’s Route 62.

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