Things to do along the Garden Route
Are you looking to take a vacation up the coast, along the lush Garden Route, but you are unsure as to what to add to your itinerary? And unsure about Garden Route accommodation?
Here are some of my favourite places to visit (in no particular order) along the Garden Route.
1. Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn
This is without a doubt one of my favourite places to visit while going up the Garden Route. This beautiful spot is regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders, a place where the past and present collide in beautiful harmony. You can choose between either a 1 hour or 90 minute tour (adult/child R90/55), however the advanced is not advised for those who get claustrophobic or are unfit. Also check out the Oudtshoorn accommodation, for some great places to stay.
2. Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay
The world’s largest single span aviary and certainly not a place to be skipped out on your trip along the Garden Route. See all the accommodation Plettenberg Bay has to offer.
3. Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna
The Knysna Elephant Park was founded in 1994 as a safe haven for orphaned elephants and provides visitors with an amazing close-up experience with these incredible creatures while educating the public. This is a truly spectacular way to experience these gentle giants. Look at the great Knysna accommodation.
4. Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay
This amazing sanctuary’s inhabitants will pull at your heartstrings and steal a place in your heart forever. While here a great thing to do is take a guided safari that will take you around the world with primates from all around the globe.
Find out more here: www.monkeyland.co.za
5. Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route
Situated at the heart of the Garden Route this amazing spot is filled with spectacular scenery. It truly is a wonderland of flora and fauna with an abundance of fun activities for the whole family. Activities range from hiking, horse riding, canopy tours (via ziplines) and even black water tubing. It is a nature lover and adrenaline junkie’s heaven.
Garden Route, Accommodation
- Alexander House
- Belvidere Manor Hotel
- Kanonkop House
- Phantom View River Resort
- Cliffhanger Cottages
- Brenton Hill Self Catering
- Prospect Cottage
- Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa
- Knysna Houseboats
- Knysna Manor House
- Wayside Inn
- The Lofts Boutique Hotel
- Brenton Beach House
- The Turbine Hotel & Spa
- Knysna Log-Inn Hotel