6 Towns on the Garden Route to Visit


South Africa’s Garden Route has a wealth of diverse flora and fauna unique to the area, mountain landscapes, and national reserves that skirt the edge of the Indian Ocean.

Driving along the Garden Route, you can experience several natural areas: savannah, subtropics, rainforests, and white sandy beaches.


Visitors can see an excellent example of the town founders’ homes and the church in Mission Street, Theronsville.


The town hosts annual literary, leisure, and arts festivals and there is a thriving arts scene which services some very impressive galleries worth visiting.

Plettenberg Bay

Catering well to the holiday crowd, Plettenberg Bay has a vibrant nightlife with pubs, clubs and fine restaurants, so there is no shortage of entertainment.


Garcia Pass, with its historic Tollhouse, is the starting point of four fascinating hiking trails through Langeberg, where you can see Riversdale’s famously abundant fynbos.


The village is an excellent base point to explore the Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve, as well as the western part of Groenvlei freshwater lake where you can spot Cape clawless otter.


The six lakes within Wilderness National Park are excellent to view more than 230 bird species in the area. Inland, there are stunning mountain views, and the ancient forests of Wilderness are a must-see.

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