Taking scenic touring to the next level, the drive up the Garden Route allows you to watch the change in vegetation and wildlife as you travel through the quaint villages and colourful towns that give Southern Africa its homely feel.
Along the route you will discover fun filled activities, from exploring the mysterious depths of the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, to ziplining through the forests of Tsitsikamma, or shark cage diving off the crisp coastline of Hermanus.
Places like Hermanus give you so many reasons to spend a night or two, with accommodations spots such as Birkenhead House, located on a cliff-top overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay. From the months of July through to December, watch the endangered Southern Right Whales as they head up the coast to calve.
The Garden Route got its name from its abundance of plant and animal life, boasting nearly 300 species of bird, found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands. Grootbos Nature Reserve alone has over 750 species of Fynbos. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are famous for their wondrous hiking trails and the presence of the the giant Outeniqua yellowwood.