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* surf in [[Plettenberg Bay]] or Vic Bay
* surf in [[Plettenberg Bay]] or Vic Bay
* do the world's [ highest commercial bungee jump] Bloukrans Bridge
* do the world's [ highest commercial bungee jump] Bloukrans Bridge
* ride [ The Outeniqua Choo-tjoe Train] from [[George]] to [[Knysna]] or back and enjoy the coastal scenery
* Go on a ride with the famous Outeniqua Choo-tjoe Train [], the last steam train in Southern Africa, from [[George]] to [[Knysna]] or back and enjoy the coastal scenery

Revision as of 19:38, 26 August 2006

Bloukrans Bridge, 216m bungee

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.


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.


Other destinations


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.



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.


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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