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The dramatically beautiful Garden Route on the southeast coast of South Africa, is a coastal strip along the Indian Ocean. It is considered the most scenic part of the country, with exquisite beaches, forests, lakes, lagoons... Show more

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4.8 out of 5

Rouxan Grobbelaar

God"s creation is awesome.

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Rouxan Grobbelaar
21 January 2019

God"s creation is awesome.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sara Herrera
07 January 2019

Mossel Bay, Plettenberg, Tsitsikamma.

Superb. 5 out of 5
VISHAL PATHAK
06 January 2019

Road, beaches, scenery, food.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Hanro Olivier
31 December 2019

5 stars

Superb. 5 out of 5
Zharina Francis
28 December 2018

Scenery in Garden Route.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Vanessa Smith
24 December 2018

The lovely people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Shehid Shaaban
11 November 2018

The scenery of the Garden Route.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lissetta Thorpe
28 September 2018

The hiking trails in Garden Route.

Superb. 5 out of 5
MONICA STEVENS
25 September 2018

It's so relaxing and beautiful. the scenery is magnificent.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nico van der Merwe
12 August 2018

Beautiful area to travel in and lots of adventurous things to do. Fat Fish and The Table are lovely restaurants to visit in Plett. Can recommend Plett Beachfront Acc.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about Garden Route

The dramatically beautiful Garden Route on the southeast coast of South Africa, is a coastal strip along the Indian Ocean. It is considered the most scenic part of the country, with exquisite beaches, forests, lakes, lagoons, rivers and mountains. It is one of the most popular great travel destinations, attracting both local and international visitors.

The Garden Route begins at the elegant historical town of Swellendam in the west and extends  east to Humansdorp near Port Elizabeth. It crosses the border of the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces. The most gorgeous part of the Garden Route is along the sea, starting at Mossel Bay and continuing to Storms River in the the Tsitsikamma National Park.

The coastal strip has astonishingly beautiful beaches and is situated between the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua Mountain ranges.The rich vegetation is diverse, including fynbos, wetlands and forests. Every trip to the Garden Route leaves one hoping to go back as soon as possible.

Climate

The climate is oceanic, and according to the Guinness Book of Records the second mildest in the world after Hawaii. The temperature is never under 10 degrees or above 28. Summers are mild to warm and winters warm to cool, and there is light rain throughout the year.

There are 21 small towns and villages along the Route.

Mossel Bay, both a gorgeous holiday town and a busy port, has 60 kms of sandy white beach, including two beautiful Blue Flag beaches.

George is the Garden Route’s biggest city and the administrative centre, situated slightly inland in a rich fertile valley.

The Wilderness is a magical little village on the Touws River Estuary overlooking a stunningly gorgeous beach situated in a nature reserve.

Sedgefield is another small coastal town, between George and Knysna, in the midst of indigenous forest, fynbos and mountains.

Brenton-on-Sea, another small seaside resort town, 15... Show more

About Backpacker

For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.