The Garden Route in South Africa is a beautiful stretch of richly forested scenes along the coastal road. It’s an amazing route to pick if you’re a tourist or just a local explorer ready for a beautiful landscape with rolling waves and lush forests and foliage.
We’ll give you an idea of what you can do at each destination so all you have to do is pack your back and head out to an adventure!
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When In George you’ll find that it’s a semi-sized town that’s full of small shops and centres you can do your local shopping in, so buying the essentials at this shop will be the best.
For entertainment that will be fun for any age is at the Redberry Farm. This farm has a tea garden for parents who want to leave their kids to their own devices or to drop down and relax after a day of strawberry picking.
Not only do they have strawberry picking but they also have a mini train for the small ones with a decent track, a big dam with Bubble balls to roll around in on the water. If you love ponies, you’ll be able to jump onto one and have a ride or you can visit the petting zoo and play in the jungle gym.
Next stop, Wilderness, which is only a few minutes’ drive after George. You’ll love this tiny town as it has fun things to do such as Horse trails and Tree top adventures and a bonus the people are very friendly there. It has a small community centre with pizza restaurants, Greek restaurants and many more. We recommend you make a stop at the Blue Olive restaurant (it has a lovely deck you can eat your meal on), beware the Chilli Poppers (Delicious but hot!).
When in Knysna you definitely have to make a stop at the harbour, that’s where everything is happening that makes new in Knysna. All of the restaurants are there and if you’re a seafood lover you won’t go away with an empty stomach. Knysna is well known for their Mussels and boat trips on the lagoon to the ocean.
Plettenberg has a beautiful coast so you should definitely go take a dive into the waves or at least tip your toes and eat some ice cream. You can also Kayak with the dolphins as well as visit their puzzle park. If you’re there to relax then you should visit Le Fournil de Plett which is a lovely bakery and cafe with fresh food, beautiful decorations and friendly staff.
We hope you have a safe and eventful trip! Tell us how you’re experience was in our comment section!
Patrick Jones enjoys nothing more than giving good advice to travellers visiting our country. Be sure to book your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay, they have amazing local hotspots to visit.