Gaden Route – South Africa

The Garden Route offers something for everyone

Spanning from the Western Cape’s Winelands, along Route 62, across the arid lands of the Little Karoo and towards the southern African magnificent beach coastlines into the Eastern Cape; the Garden Route offers both land and water adventures; luxury, sophistication and relaxation; and of course, wine and fine dining for anyone wishing to experience the best of Southern Africa.

Known for its verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation, forests enclose the towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Reserve and George, and the route protects the African jungle with the establishment of ten nature reserves throughout the Garden Route.

The Mediterranean climate of Indigenous forests are filled with vast array of flying feathered friends; gigantic elephants roam the land sanctuaries, while the rocky shores along the Indian Ocean provide African sun and sandy beaches for your delight. Be sure to take advantage of nature’s scenic splendour and remember, no visit to the south would be complete without exploring South Africa’s Garden Route.

Best seasons to visit the Garden Route

The Garden Route enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters and is one of the richest rainfall regions in South Africa. The rain, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean, falls mostly during the winter months of June to August.

In summer, during November and March, the weather is warm to hot with temperatures reaching a high of 24-30°C (75°-86°F). Spring blooms into colour round about the end of August into September with cooler temperatures.


Advice from Safari Russ:

“Allow yourself to be captivated by natures breathtaking beauty as the Garden Route stretches through imposing mountains and flourishing forests, and along majestic sun drenched African coastlines, surging rivers and calming lagoons and lakes. The Garden Route is an ideal journey which captures the essence of nature’s magnificence, the delight of a South African adventure and the flavour of fine cultivated and wild delicacies.

Garden Route Highlights and Activities

Knysna, along the garden route, is known as South Africa’s oyster capital and in July of every year, Knysna hosts a festival dedicated solely to oysters. With years of experience in the cultivation of oyster, you are invited to indulge in the tasteful aphrodisiacs paired with locally produced wine, while overlooking the fairies pass by adrift South Africa’s largest natural estuary.

How about a lagoon cruise and sail across in a Knysna fairy, or paddle your way to a romantic picnic amongst ancient Millwood trees?

If adventure and excitement are what you are after, then just outside of Plettenberg Bay, you will have the chance to leap off of Africa’s highest bridge. The Bloukrans Bridge offers you the bragging rights to the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, only if you have nerves of steel to leap 216 meters down into the daunting gorge.


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