Welcome to the Garden Route

The Garden Route extends eastwards along the Southern Cape coast, from the Heidelberg through the Tsitsikamma National Park and ends at Humansdorp. The beautiful coastline is blessed with a wealth of natural wonders – indigenous forests, tranquil lagoons, golden beaches and lakes.

There are many activities and highlights to experience on the Garden Route, catering for mild to wild, young to old, is completely family-friendly and basically caters for all visitors to this amazing, beautiful region of South Africa.

Sites to see on the Garden Route


Knysna is considered the heart of the Garden Route, with the town located on the water’s edge of an estuary which flows into the Indian Ocean through two giant sandstone “Knysna Heads”.

Knysna reflects the finer things in life, a synthesis of discerning sophistication and nature’s abundance.

Tsitsikamma Forest

The Tsitsikamma National Park forms part of the Garden Route National Park and encompasses a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation like the Big Tree, a towering yellowwood. Cross the suspension bridge over the Storms River Mouth or maybe enjoy the first 5km of the famous Otter Trail which leads to an amazing waterfall.

Plettenberg Bay

Plett as the locals call it is a favourite summer holiday destination with so much to offer the visitor:
> Ocean Safari to view dolphins and whales in the bay
> Hike along the Robberg Peninsula
> Featherbed Eco Experience in Knysna
> Enjoy a slow boat cruise up the Keurbooms River

The Featherbed Experience

The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route and offers a wonderful excursion to this private nature reserve.

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are the oldest tourist attraction in South Africa, located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain range near the town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

Robberg Peninsula

The Robberg Peninsula offers probably the most popular and well known hiking trail in the area and also one of the most scenic. The route is a circular trail with two shorter variations available ranging from easy to moderate, once you’ve done it, you’ll have to agree it really is special.


Bloukrans Bungy jump

The Bloukrans Bungy is the worlds highest commercial bungy bridge.  It is also the highest commercial natural bungy jump in the World.  We have had a number of world records associated with Bloukrans.

Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden is the world’s largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located near Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa.



Monkeyland is a roaming multi species primate sanctuary, located in The Crags near Plettenberg Bay in Western Cape, South Africa. The sanctuary comprises over 12 hectares of indigenous forest, with a protected greenbelt of 4 hectares.