The Garden Route runs like a ribbon along South Africa's Western Cape coastline, extending from Mossel Bay to the village of Storms River. This stunning 125-mile stretch derives its name from the lush forests, green hills and colourful wildflowers that characterise the area. The landscapes include ancient indigenous forests, beautiful sandy beaches, lakes and fertile farmlands.
There are countless attractions, stopping points and detours along the route, from Oudtshoorn's cave systems and ostrich farms and Knysna's culinary delights, to hiking trails in Wilderness National Park and the renowned wineries of Stellenbosch. There are also a number of wildlife-rich game reserves along the way.
The region is known for its owner-run boutique guesthouses, which typically offer excellent food and high levels of service. Cape Town is a popular starting point for the Garden Route, but it can easily be included in any South Africa itinerary. Speak to our travel consultants about designing your perfect Garden Route holiday.