A Little Bit About South Africa’s Garden Route
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve become a bit obsessed with South Africa after visiting last year. It’s one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been.
One of the top attractions is South Africa’s famed “Garden Route,” a popular and scenic stretch along the south-eastern coast of South Africa that stretches from Mossel Bay (4 hours from Cape Town) in the Western Cape to Port Elizabeth. It’s approximately 300km long.
It’s a great way to see everything South Africa has to offer: breath-taking vistas, sweeping beaches, countless lagoons and ocean views, lush forests, diverse vegetation, scenic hikes, and more adventure activities than you can imagine. I’m not exaggerating here… it’s as incredible as it sounds.
And the Mediterranean Maritime climate means that you can visit any time of the year!
Where Should I Go?
There are so many towns and cities to visit along the Garden Route; in this article I’m just going to focus on the key destinations. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore the small, quaint towns – I just don’t know enough about them (yet!) to share with you.
The goal here is simple: to tell you exactly what you need to know about these Garden Route destinations; no more, no less. I aim to find a balance between keeping this summary succinct and to-the-point while also providing you with access to all the important info you’ll need to maximize your experience. I hope that you find my “Insider’s Insight” section helpful, which I’ve worked closely with the local community and tourism organizations to create.