The Garden Route

The Garden Route is South Africa’s tourist destination #1, for national and international tourists. The tourist infrastructure is highly developed and you find loads of Bed & Breakfasts, backpacker hostels, camp and caravaning site and hotels of all gradings.

The Garden Route stretches along the coastline from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and offers quite a lot of different highlights - amazing National Parks, stunning beaches and marine life. Even the World's highest bungee can be found here.

How to get around?

There are actually many ways to make a Garden Route trip. Renting a car is the most convenient way, but taking the Baz Bus or one of the mainliners are also pretty good choices. If you do not feel like doing a tour along the Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on your own, you can also jump on one of the various multi-day tours.

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe is the last steam hauled scheduled passenger train operating in Southern Africa and runs daily (excepting Sunday) between George and Knysna. The route of the Choo-Tjoe is from George, via Victoria Bay, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Goukamma to Knysna.
26 Aug 2010 - Transnet to stop operating the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train

Garden Route accommodation

The Garden Route is South Africa's tourist destination #1 (except for Cape Town, of course). Therefore all kinds of accommodation can be found along the ca. 800km of coastline between Port Elizabeth in the east and the Mother City in the west. You'll find backpackers as well as Bed & Breakfasts, lodges, hotels and more.


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