Stretching from Cape Town along the beautiful eastern coastline of South Africa past the oceanside towns of Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, and George towards Port Elizabeth, the glorious natural beauty of the Cape’s famous Garden Route seduces everyone.
Stunning white sandy beaches framed by rugged, rocky shorelines and indigo blue ocean, picturesque lagoons and tranquil lakes, undulating hills, and mist-covered mountains make up the spectacular scenery of this magnificent coastline.
Dense belts of ancient indigenous yellowwood forests line the coast from the Wilderness to Knysna, where one of several extremely rare Knysna elephants may be spotted, along with some of the world’s oldest yellowwood trees.
Further along the coastal route, you’ll find pristine beaches, and secluded bays, such as Hermanus and Stilbaai, where Southern Right whales visit to calve and play at certain times of the year.
The densely wooded hillsides and lush, fertile valleys of the Outeniqua Mountains offer an array of outdoor adventure and recreation from hiking, mountain biking, kloofing, and camping to fishing, bird-watching, and more.
Slightly inland from the coast in a semi-arid valley lies the town of Oudtshoorn, which is home to the world-renowned Cango Caves, and thousands of ostriches that are farmed here for their feathers and meat on a grand scale.