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Travelling along the N2 highway from Cape Town, the road dips down into a valley and before you lies the stunningly beautiful Great Brak River that meanders out to sea, and a taste of what’s to come in this scenic part of the world known as the Garden Route. A further 10km along the highway is the turnoff to Glentana with its remote beaches and village atmosphere. Fortunately the limited amount of space above Glentana beach has curbed commercial activity.
It’s a known fact that Mossel Bay – on the western end of the bay shared by Glentana – has the 2nd most moderate climate behind the islands of Hawaii. Protected from the northerly winds by the Outeniqua range of mountains, Glentana has a similar weather pattern to Mossel Bay.
Glentana is a typical holiday resort, busy during school holidays and barely occupied in off peak periods. If you are looking for absolute peace, you would do well to stay at Glentana in winter when the weather is mild and the beaches are exclusively yours. For those wanting to get with the [holiday] programme, summer is a good time to visit.
Top 8 reasons to visit Glentana
1. Have a dip in the warm sea (patrolled by lifeguards only in peak season) or walk along the unspoilt beach to the floating dock that wrecked here while being towed from Cape Town in 1902. The dock is only visible at low tide and is located 3km from Glentana.
2. Visit the Cape St Blaze cave at Mossel Bay to see evidence of 80000 years of cave dwelling. The cave has remnants of shellfish middens and fire making. The boardwalk traverses the high cliffs that make for a scenic and interesting walk.
3. Day visitors are welcome at the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Small Brak River area. The reserve offers game... Show more