Garden Route
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Garden Route
Garden Route

Admire the South African landscapes along the Garden Route

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Route 62, better known as the Garden Route, is the South African equivalent of Route 66 in the United States. This world-famous road, which stretches over nearly 528 miles between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, owes its name to the landscapes you can admire as you drive: mountains, passes, rivers, vineyards, wild beaches, forests, and more.

This road also passes through charming, typical towns that are well worth a detour, like the town of Hermanus, where you can watch whales between June and October. A stop in the Elgin Valley is also a prime opportunity to explore the vineyards and farms, just one hour's drive from Cape Town. Visit the Avalon Springs resort to take a break and unwind between stretches of the Garden Route.

The seaside town of Knysna is the ideal setting for activities like golfing, kayaking on the lagoon, or strolls that wrap up with a plate of the local specialty: oysters. Not to mention Knysna's Featherbed nature reserve, where you can enjoy abundant nature in the heart of the coastal forest.

The port city of Mossel Bay and the small town of Plettenberg Bay are great destinations for canyoning, riding horses along the wild beaches, and even sailing. The Garden Route region benefits from the best climate in South Africa, with sunshine all year long.

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