Garden Route - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Garden Route - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

One of the top things to do in South Africa is checking out the Garden Route. This stretch of coast is popular among visitors because it has a lot of things to offer in terms of sightseeing tours and activities. Here, you can get up close and personal with Mother Nature as you explore visit parks and gardens such as the Garden Route National Park, the Goukamma Nature Reserve, and the Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve. You can also check out museums like the Dias Museum Complex, the Old Gaol Museum, and the Outeniqua Transport Museum to learn more about the local history and culture.

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Garden Route - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

The Garden Route is located along the coast of the south-eastern part of South Africa, stretching from Mossel Bay to Storms River and covering several towns that include Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and George, which is its main administrative center. The region is home to an abundant and diverse ecosystem, encompassing numerous nature reserves that offer varied habitats on land and in the sea. Given all the things the Garden Route has to offer, it is definitely a great destination for a holiday.

Sightseeing destinations in Garden Route

Traveling through this beautiful region will give you the chance to explore excellent beaches, picturesque lagoons and lakes, as well as rolling hills and mountains. You can also take the adventure trails through ancient indigenous forests that line the coast from Knysna to Wilderness. If you like to see verdant wildlife, you should enjoy the Knysna loeries, where there are elephants said to inhabit the forest.

Top tour activities in Garden Route

While there is a lot of things to do in this region, there are those that you should not miss on your trip, such as:

  • Whale-Watching - The coast here is one of the best places in the world to see whales, as well as dolphins, even from land. In designated beaches, such as Robberg, you will be able to see acrobatics by southern right whales within splashing distance of the shore. And if you want to come closer to these majestic animals, you can take a whale-watching trip by boat or by light aircraft.
  • Quad Adventures - This type of trip allows you to wind through a dramatic mountain terrain on a quad bike, and then camp under the stars in the wild.
  • Close Encounters with Elephants - There is a free-range sanctuary established in this region for the elephants, which you can interact with up close and personal. You will be able to see these animals continuing to thrive here today, as they would in the wild.

Top tour attractions in Garden Route

There are many attractions on the Garden Route, but the following are those that you should top your list.

  • Knysna - This favorite holiday town in South Africa lazes on the shore of a shallow lagoon, where you will find grand houses, boats bob and waterfront restaurants and cafes. There are plenty of tourist attractions and activities here, including trips to a nature reserve, boat cruises and strolls along cliff-top paths.
  • Plettenberg Bay - If you love the beach and with your family on your holiday, then you should be in this place, as it offers broad beaches with warm child-friendly foamy waves. Aside from beaches, this place also has excellent golf courses, nature reserves and hiking trails nearby.
  • The Crags - This place is home to numerous wildlife sanctuaries and is also a great destination for family holidaymakers. It has an elephant sanctuary and a forest that is home to a variety of monkeys from all over the world. It is also home to the world’s largest free-flight aviary.

Garden Route sightseeing tours and activities

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