Introducing the Garden Route, South Africa
This remains high on the must-see list of visitors to South Africa. You can’t help and get seduced by the glorious serene beauty of the nature along this tour. Though the distance from Mossel Bay in the west to just beyond Tsitsikamma Forest in the east is just 400km, there is a huge range of topography, vegetation and outdoor activities available for you to enjoy here. In fact, the coast is dotted with awe-inspiring beaches; while inland you will get to see superb lagoons, lakes and also the mountains that separates the Garden Route from the Little Karoo, the Outeniqua.
With such a diverse range of things to do in this South African renowned region, you’ll get confused what to do first. Here are some of activities you can explore on holiday in the Garden Route:
Take a Bike Tour Along The Garden Route:
You can experience the stunning scenery by taking a ROAD bike tour along the Garden Route following the coast. With much mountain biking options in the Garden Route Area too, you can enjoy both options as the routes are endless and incredibly beautiful. In fact, Knysna is a perfect place for mountain biking; so you can enjoy biking of both types around the Garden Route to the fullest with us.
Mountain biking is an extremely fast growing activity in South Africa. Oudtshoorn, located in the ‘Klein Karoo’ and next to the Garden Route in South Africa, offers the ideal terrain to take leisurely and adrenaline pumping mountain bike rides. Though there are so many options available in the area, you will be spoilt for choice. In simple words, the trails here are very scenic and the terrain will challenge you for sure. Keep in mind that, the biking trails offers chances to enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages to enjoy riding a bike around the Little Karoo. Also the smooth empty tarmac’d roads are a roadies heaven with challenging passes everywhere along the famous R62 into the wine lands.
Hiking the famous Otter Trail:
As part of the epic Garden Route Tour, there is an opportunity to hike some of the Otter Trail along the coast of the Tsitsikamma National Park. Here the strong Indian Ocean waves ferociously batter the hard rocky coastline with dramatic effect, an experience that will stay long in the mind along with the walk across the bridge of the Storms River Mouth.
Cape of Good Hope/Cape Point Nature Reserve:
Located just an hour ride from the bustle and buzz of downtown Cape Town, Cape Point Nature Reserve is a large and peaceful reserve. On a day trip with a bike to Cape Point Nature Reserve, you will experience dramatic scenery, fantastic hiking trails, deserted beaches and incredible photographic opportunities. However, you will get a sprinkle of wild life, great bird watching and in our spring you might catch a glimpse of a whale close to shore.