Garden Route Info Travel Directory
Welcome to Garden Route Info! The Garden Route Info Travel Directory will guide you through this scenic paradise situated on the southern coast of South Africa. The Garden Route is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world – a true paradise! A holiday on the Garden Route is a must for every visitor to South Africa!
The gorgious Garden Route stretches along approximately 210 km of coastline with its starting point including towns like Riversdale, Stilbaai, Albertinia and ending on the eastern side with Storms River and Tsitsikamma. Some of the other towns that form part of the Garden Route are Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Slightly inland are a series of mountain ranges that form the border with the Klein Karoo. These ranges include the Langeberg, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains and add to the varied landscape of the pristine Garden Route.
The Garden Route is an important part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which is the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms and the only floral kingdom that is confined within the borders of a single country.[READMORE]
The Garden Route has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.
Garden Route Accommodation
Garden Route Info Travel Directory provides a guide to accommodation along the Garden Route. You will be spoiled for accommodation options in this beautiful part of the Southern Cape. During the summer months the Garden Route is a popular holiday destination, not only for foreign tourists but also for South Africans.
If you are backpacking, the area has numerous hostels. Campers will find excellent facilities at sites like the Ebb and Flow campsite in Wilderness, The Tsitsikamma sites at Storms's River mouth and Nature's Valley are also places of scenic beauty, and out of season can be havens of peace where otters appear on the beach.
There are so many beautiful coastal towns to choose from, each offering a range of accommodation from luxury Hotels, Guest Houses, B&B's, Self catering, camping and family friendly.
Garden Route Activities
Garden Route Info Travel Directory provides a guide to all the great activities on offer in the area:
- Plettenberg Bay offers great fun activities such as diving, quad biking, whale and dolphin watching and game parks to mention just a few.
- Further down the road toward Knysna, there are many beautiful hiking trails and Knysna's own elephant park. Knysna itself boasts a large lagoon and many water sport facilities such as yachting, sunset cruises and diving the Heads.
- Set between it all lies Sedgefield-on-Sea where walks on the beach, bird watching, fishing, canoeing and quite often sighting of dolphins and whales is a daily standard.
- The Wilderness boasts long stretches of pristine beaches. Here surfing, walking, canoeing, paragliding and fishing are amongst the favourites.
The Garden Route boasts more than 6500 indigenous plant species and many bird and wildlife species. Indigenous plants are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Forest Species and offer a range of eco-tourism activities in the way of hiking, bird watching etc. Nearly 300 species of birdlife are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetland.
Ten nature reserves are in this area as well as a unique marine reserve, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life.
Garden Route Restaurants
Garden Route Info Travel Directory provides a guide to some of the best restaurants in the area. Restaurants in the Garden Route offer a wide range of food types to choose from including traditional South African fare, German, Greek, Italian, Thai, Cajun, French and Vegetarian. Seafood is of course a speciality in the area!
Garden Route Business
The Garden Route offers a wide range of businesses. Please see our Business Directory for more information.