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Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
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5-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour: Addo National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness...
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Knysna
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bournemouth
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving along the garden route is a real treat,the scenery is spectacular and well worth a visit. The roads are superb and lots to take in en-route.

Visited February 2017
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Watch your change!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Park is really good but be warned if you decide to walk to the suspenion bridges it can be really tough with a lot of stairs. If you have a heart condition or are not very fit tgen you will struggle.
The place is enchanting and gives some respite from the heat as there is a lot of shade. There are boat trips and kayaks for exploring the gorge you are in a group and supervised at all times.
The biggest disappointment is the restaurant called Cattle Baron if you eat there then give them the exact money as you won't get change.

Visited January 2017
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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“National park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice park, with trails for all likes.
The wait at the entrance, is so long it breaks the experience, of the park, paperwork that is really not necessary to get in, it like going into a diffrent country.

Visited February 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“If you have time, take the coast road and side trips to the smaller towns”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left Cape Town with a deadline to reach Sedgefield so we didn't have enough time to enjoy the many side trips, or the coast road through Vermont and Hermanus, but even so we did see some beautiful scenery along the Route 2 highway / freeway.

Met a friend for breakfast at the marina in Gordons Bay, stopped at a huge farm stall near Elgin for some fresh supplies, then had a Wimpy coffee and lunch at Heidelberg before reaching Sedgefield in the early afternoon. An easy drive.

The road is mostly highway / freeway with 120 km/h speed limits, but many locals don't stick to that speed so be prepared to move over to the left (beyond the yellow line) to let the faster cars pass when safe to do so. They usually thank you with a flash of their warning lights, and you respond with a flash of headlights to say "you're welcome". All very civilised! Just watch out for fixed and mobile speed cameras if you do creep above the posted speed limit (perish the thought). There are plenty of service centres and rest stops along the road to break up the trip. It was raining for most of the day we drove so we didn't bother stopping too often.

Over the next few days we explored Sedgefield, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, and backtracked to Groot Brakrivier near Mossel Bay for a night before heading off to Jeffreys Bay then Port Elizabeth and our flight to Joburg. Lots of fun despite the holiday season crowds in some spots (especially Knysna and Plet Bay).

Next time I'd definitely plan a more leisurely trip along the Garden Route, there are so many small coastal towns and beaches probably worth a look, so you could take a few days or a week to get from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth if you have the time.

Visited January 2017
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Hartenbos, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of South Africa's most beautiful destinations will def visit again there , driving also on the scenic route is awesome

Visited December 2016
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