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Why you Need to Visit the Garden Route - Paradise in Africa
There's a little piece of paradise in South Africa called the "Garden Route". It's a beautiful, scenic route that stretches between Heidelberg and the Storms River on the South Eastern part of South Africa.
Interesting Facts About the Garden Route
- It has the 2nd mildest (oceanic) climate in the world, following Hawaii
- Temperatures range between 10°C and 28°C
- Home to the worlds highest bungy jump bridge - Bloukrans Bridge Bungy
- An important part of the Cape Floral Kingdom - the smallest of the world's six floral kingdoms
- Over 300 different bird species and over 6500 indigenous plants can be found here
- The region includes breathtaking scenery of lakes, forests, the ocean, wide open land spaces and large mountain ranges
- Golfer's paradise with over 5 top class golf courses to try out
- The Garden Route has something for everyone whether it's relaxing on a beach, taking in the beautiful scenery, exploring the wildlife and forests, learning about the culture of the people that used to live here, sampling some of the best multi-ethnic food in the world, or giving in to your adventurous side - there is no limit of activities to do or things to see when visiting this special place.
Where is the Garden Route?
For the Adventure Seeker
There is no shortage in the list of adventure activities to try when you're in the Garden Route. You could bungy jump off the worlds highest bungy jump bridge in Tsitsikamma, explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, walk on platform tops next to high trees in the forest - Treetop Canopy Tours, scuba dive, surf, canoe, black tube down rivers, hike, bike or fish!
For the Scenic Traveller
If you're looking for somewhere tranquil to relax, explore, unwind or "find yourself" - the Garden Route is the perfect paradise and escape from reality for this. Read a book while lying on the beach, explore the natural beauty of the flora and forests, meditate next to a waterfall, capture the beauty of the mountain ranges in a painting or photograph.
For the Romantic Couple
A popular Honeymoon destination, the Garden Route overflows in romance! Book a sunset cruise, watch the ocean from your bed, enjoy a picnic in the forest. There is no limit of romantic things for couples to do.
For the Animal Lover
You will be in for a treat if you're an animal lover and you visit the Garden Route! Home to natural wildlife such as baboons and birds, there are also an abundance of National Wildlife parks. Get up close and personal with monkeys in Monkeyland, feed Elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park, visit Wolves at the Wolf Sanctuary, walk amongst Zebras at Jakani or enjoy seeing flamingos, swans, parrots and doves in their tropical paradise - Birds of Eden.
Towns of the Garden Route
Beautiful beaches, rich architecture and history culture. Visit the Diaz statue when here.
Home to the famous Cango Caves (try the Adventure tour) and over 600 Ostrich farms!
A cute seaside little village. The perfect to unwind in a quiet place and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
The main city of the Garden route, George is the perfect base point and includes a large mall and an airport.
A peaceful little holiday resort that is surrounded by lakes and forest.
A blissful town surrounded by rivers and lakes. Their restaurants provide top quality food. Canoe through the forests when here.
Possibly the most popular tourist destination on the Garden Route, Knysna is surrounded by lakes and boasts an abundance of culture, scenic beauty and activities.
A fashionable holiday destination, that includes 20km of beaches, coffee shops - this is a shoppers paradise.