The Garden Route is one of the most visited areas in South Africa, the scenery is diverse but certainly consistent in its beauty.
Running along the Western Cape coast, with a ridge of quartzite mountains on the one side and a deep blue sea on the other, the Garden Route is one of the most visited areas in South Africa. From pristine white beaches, lakes and forests, to navigable rivers and wild flowers in their millions, the scenery is diverse and breathtakingly beautiful.
Add to that temperatures which seldom drop below 20˚C and high annual rainfall (usually at night), and it’s easy to understand why even the earliest inhabitants described this as a land of milk and honey.
About The Garden Route
- Head out on a road trip! Self-driving enthusiasts will delight in South Africa’s excellent road network.
- Thrill on an exhilarating treetop canopy tour in the Tsitsikamma Forest
- Devour fresh oysters by the two dozen in Knysna
- Grahamstown Arts Festival
- Knysna Oyster Festival in July
Min 24°C/75°F Max 32°C/90°F
Min 24°C/75°F Max 32°C/90°F
- Best time to travelA superb all-year beach destination, the perfect time to visit is between February and May, and the whales arrive from July to December.
- Traveling with ChildrenThe Garden Route is a family-friendly destination with a wide variety of activities and facilities suitable for children.
- WildlifeSouthern right whales, great white sharks, bottlenose and humpback dolphins, cape fur seals and the African penguin can be spotted on an ocean safari in the Indian Ocean.
- LanguagesEnglish is widely spoken throughout the country even though South Africa has eleven official languages - Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Swati, Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Northern Sotho and Southern Ndebele.
- Flying to South AfricaA sophisticated network of domestic and regional flights links the main tourist destinations.
- CurrencySouth African Rand. Credit cards are also widely accepted.
Combine a beach holiday with a luxury African safari to two Big Five game reserves before ending in vibrant Cape Town - perfect as a family holiday.
This African safari travels in search of the elusive big cats from the renowned Kruger National Park to the andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
This spectacular African safari offers complimentary internal flights if you stay for 3 nights at andBeyond Phinda Mountain or Forest Lodge.
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The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on the planet.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in subtropical northern KwaZulu-Natal, with close proximity to the warm Indian Ocean.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is situated in the southwestern corner of the world-famous Kruger National Park and is world renowned.