After Cape Town, the Garden Route is easily the Western Cape’s (and arguably South Africa’s) biggest attraction. Before you hire a car to check out this jaw-dropping coastal region, take note of the following highlights so you’ll make the most of your time here.
1) Get acquainted with its nature in Knysna
After travelling to the region from Cape Town, Knysna will be the first major destination in which you’ll arrive while touring the Garden Route. Best known for its majestic cliffs and placid lagoon, it is ideally situated close by to many of this region’s best natural highlights.
Start by checking out the Knysna Heads, which offer excellent views of the Southern Ocean and the lagoon behind it, then go for a paddle on the latter body of water, and marvel at the land that rises around you.
After this, head into the heart of Garden Route National Park. In the various units which makes up this protected area, you can hike along trails and walk across suspension bridges which offer amazing views, or you can up the ante and go zip lining or bungee jumping.
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2) Stroll the beach in Plettenberg Bay
While there is a beach in the Knysna area, the waves can be a bit aggressive and currents strong at times. If you want to take your kids to the beach without worrying about them being swept away, Plettenberg Bay is your best option along the entire Garden Route.
Not only are the beaches here wide and long, but the town itself is a long established resort town filled with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and luxurious home rentals.
Nothing makes for a better day at the beach than getting some pizza at La Cafeteria and enjoying a nice lunch feast with your little ones after a morning spent splashing in the waves.
3) Surf perfect barrels in Jeffreys Bay
Younger and more active? Keep heading down the highway until you hit Jeffreys Bay. First made popular by hippies in the 1960s, it became known for the quality of its surf as the years went by.
Home to some of the biggest surfing competitions in the world, it is also a great place to learn how to ride swells, as there is no shortage of schools which teach the sport.
With excellent fishing available from the beach and in a nearby river, those looking something a bit more chill are accommodated here as well.