Things to do in Garden Route

Top Things to Do in Garden Route

Things to Do in Garden Route

Top Attractions in Garden Route

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What travellers are saying

  • Jim M
    Hellertown, PA189 contributions
    Few locations that I have visited around the world provide the sheer magnitude and natural beauty of The Heads. A picturesque must-see location on your visit along the Garden Route.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • vorozc764425
    1 contribution
    The place is amazing, the rooms of thr lodge, the workers... and of course the experience of watching the elephants sleeping and feeding them at the tour. Totally recommended.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • lyndawilson72
    East Lothian, United Kingdom478 contributions
    A must do activity if close to plettenberg bay.
    Stunning coastal cliff top walk, able to view playful seals and chill on the beach and have picnic.
    Need to pay to get into reserve, parking limited. Toilets and coffee shack at carpark
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • DRS
    Cradock, South Africa155 contributions
    Absolute fantastic experience. The guides are top quality and super professional! No words can explain the beauty of this cave. A must do to anyones list.
    However, I would recommend implementing an age limit to this heritage site for future preservation. The european kids in our group were totally uncontrolable; climbing all over stalagmites and running around off the path. Exactly what the guide kindly asked not to do. Pity they get to ruin this experience for other people with more appreciation for the conservation of the cave.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • JLye
    Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
    We started from near the Mossel Bay zipline. The trail started with some climbing, and thereafter it becomes relatively flat. Great view of the Ocean and people zipping down the zipline. Also saw many Hyrax/Dassie along the way. There is a split just before the zipline start point. Will need to take the left turn if you want to stay on the trail.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • DRS
    Cradock, South Africa155 contributions
    We entered the pass from Prins Albert side, which was dramatically beautiful! Going up this side you can appreciate the face of the stone walls that was built in creating this pass. The road was in good condition and the people generous and patient in giving each other turns to pass. A well worth the drive!
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Nastasja R
    Pretoria, South Africa50 contributions
    An amazing place with loads of things to do and see. The restuarant has the most amazing food! Be sure to get the strawberry latte.

    Also had a ton of fun picking our own delicious strawberries. We visited here twice during our Knysna trip and we will visit here again.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Jim M
    Hellertown, PA189 contributions
    Upon arrival at Tsitsikamma National Park, you must pay the daily visitation fee to enter the park. You then drive to the beachfront area to park your vehicle. After a strenuous 30-minute uphill hike you finally reach the suspension bridge (which is really three bridges). When we crossed the bridges it was low tide so the water beneath us was relatively calm. I would imagine the experience during high tide with the water thrashing underneath you makes for a more thrilling crossing. Great venue for photographs. The downside is after crossing the gorge and returning back, you have a 30-minute hike back to where you parked your vehicle. A great experience for both young and old (I am 66 years old). I would not recommend for younger children.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Rob B
    George, South Africa49 contributions
    Spaced out kilometers long fine sandy beach, blue flag accredited. Kite surfers paradise, but beach swimmers nightmare due to rip tides
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Andre H
    Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
    We have visited the Garden Route many times & The Wilderness beaches but we were unaware of this National Park a few minutes drive off the N2 Highway . There are various trails , we did 3 of them . They vary between 2km - very steep climb , a 7.2km & 4km roundtrip trails both ending at waterfalls. The Park was quite busy being peak season but still not overcrowded even at the Half Collared Kingfisher Trail which is the most popular walk. Most of the walk is amongst tall trees , so pretty shaded & not to strenuous , a few steps to climb at a couple of spots. There are a number of wooded walkways & the park is well maintained & safe . Crossing the river with the Pontoon was a highlight for many walkers based on the excitement evident with each crossing. Its basically a "raft" you pull across the river using a pulley rope system , very easy to use , even for children .

    Most visitors seemed to visit in the mornings but there is enough parking near the Ebb & Flow North entrance as well as the main access point to the Park . Cost is R50pp for locals & R170pp for overseas visitors . The Brown Collared trail is a bit further away & going along the N2 highway & taking the Hoekwil turnoff is probably the quickest avoiding a short gravel road from Ebb & Flow . We also made use of the picnic area at Tarentaal camp across the road of Ebb & Flow North entrance gate , canoes can also be hired here by day visitors.

    The Half Collared trail takes about 3.5 hs at a leisurely pace & can end with a swim in the waterfall pond which is not to deep & not to cold . The Brown Collared 4km takes about an hour & has a deep waterfall pool , was rather chilly but refreshing. The Bosduif Trail is not for the faint hearted as the initial climb is very steep & takes about an hour but has a wonderful viewpoint as the top.

    This Park is really worth visiting & suitable for all ages
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • Katie D
    Brighton and Hove, UK375 contributions
    Incredible scenery, so much to do around here, walking, kayaking, bungee jump, waterfalls. Keep an eye out for all the wildlife as well!
    Written 5 March 2021
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  • meiko
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
    The Electricity was off due to Eskom, so we could not experience the full beauty of the exibition however it was still an awesome experience.

    The trains and the cars were in excellent condition. It was such a treat to see the old cars being exhibited with the trains.

    I hope to go back very soon.
    Written 8 July 2022
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  • SanetMarais
    Mossel Bay, South Africa3 contributions
    This was a memorable experience and our guide was awesome. Loved the fact that he could speak French and translate everything he said to the French tourists. Well done!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Marc P
    Cape Town Central, South Africa80 contributions
    Great walk along the beach, felt safe, same with the parking. Restaurant nearby looked basic as (almost) any small-dorpie (village) place on a South African beach, this seemed actually even better than most from a distance. Lifeguard on duty even. Good, safe place to come.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Lourens-Esterhuyse
    Cape Town, South Africa134 contributions
    This is a must visit, here the animals are kept in a good condition, in natural surrounding of beautiful green trees, plants. Our guide was excellent.
    Written 6 March 2022
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