Details of Garden Route
Stretching for a shade under 300 kilometers, the Garden Route nonetheless packs in an astonishing variety of landscapes, wildlife, and activities.
The scenic coastal drive is dotted with isolated beaches and lagoons, towering mountain ranges, ancient forests crisscrossed with hiking trails, rivers to kayak, and towns to explore. The drive itself could be done in a single day - but visitors often take several days or even weeks to do the route justice.
Highlights along the way include the Garden Route National Park for hiking and marine wildlife, Robberg Nature & Marine Reserve for its rugged coastline, the stunning views of Knynsa Lagoon, and private reserves such as Knysna Elephant Park or Botlierskop Private Reserve for a more up close animal experience.
Stretching from Heidelberg in the Southern Cape to Storms River Village on the Eastern Cape border, the Garden Route is one of the world’s most picturesque drives.
It’s so much more than just a scenic drive however, with a number of fascinating stops along the way including secluded artist’s communes, world class golf courses, beaches, forests, and more.