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Garden Route - South Africa

Scattered along the Garden Route, fashionable seaside resorts abound, attracting jet-setters from around the globe. The Garden Route runs along the coast from Mossel Bay to just beyond Plettenberg Bay.  Cruising on quiet, straight, superb, back roads if time permits as far as Tsitsikamma National Park, then returning via Oudtshoorn and perhaps Stellenbosch.

You will find much scenery that is wide and green, mountains that recede into the distance in layers, wonderful beaches, some of South Africas best walks, maddest activities and endless wonderful pictures demanding to be taken.

On a less affluent scale, tine coastal villages appeal especially to outdoor people who enjoy an unstructured holiday agenda. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye.

Between Heidelberg just 100 km from Cape Town and Storms River close to Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing.

The most popular places on the route are:
Victoria bay,
Plettenberg Bay,
Tsitsikamma National Park
Natures Valley, 
Mossel Bay

Information from: World 66

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