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Garden Route

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The Garden Route in the Western Cape is one of South Africa's main tourist attractions and is generally thought to stretch from Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth along the Indian ocean and also includes parts of the inland.

Regions

The central part of the Garden Route is formed by the coastline of the Indian ocean. To the north it is bordered by the little (Klein) Karoo, a semi-desert region.

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Get in

By plane:

South African Airways has regular flights to George. The nearest international airport is in Cape Town

By Road:

The Garden Route is easily reached from Cape Town in the West and Port Elizabeth in the East

By bus:

The main companies offer regular services along the Garden Route from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The region is also on the Baz Bus route.

Get around

As local public transport between the towns is rare (except minibus services), the best way to tour the Route is by car.

Do

Eat

As a main tourist destination there are many restaurant for every taste. Enjoy superb fish from the ocean and Knysna is the place to taste some oysters.

Sleep

There is no shortage of all kinds of accommodation but book ahead on weekends/ holiday.

Stay safe

Compared with the larger cities the towns along the Garden Route are quiet safe. As always use your common senses. Driving at night is never considered safe in South Africa so plan ahead.

Get out


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