Towns en route
Of course there are a number of towns a short detour off the route which simply should not be missed. These include:
Garden Route Info
The Garden Route on the southern coast of South Africa is one of the most scenic and spectacular stretches of coastline in the world – a true paradise!
This scenic paradise 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.
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 to be found is the area as well as a unique marine reserve home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life.
The Garden Route - Easy on the pocket
If you are looking for an affordable exotic holiday destination then look no further than South Africa. When you compare the cost of holidays to South Africa with other destinations the benefits are obvious, not only can you have a luxury break but you can have some spending money left in your pocket too... see moreRead More