The ultimate coastal road trip, the Garden Route highlights some of the best beach towns and natural wonders the country has to offer.
Located on the Southeast coast of South Africa, the Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most-loved road trips. This special stretch of the N2 runs along the coast from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, and is a favourite getaway for locals and tourist alike.
Each town along this popular route brings with it a different activity and attraction. Pass through quaint towns punctuated with ‘padstals’, fascinating history and homemade pies, or stop for a photo opportunity in one of the many bright yellow canola fields. Work on your swing at the Fancourt golf course in George, or Pezula in Knysna, catch some waves at Victoria Bay or indulge in a seafood feast in Plettenberg Bay.
The natural beauty along the way is something to be admired, with the likes of the ancient Knysna Forest that was once home to the Knysna elephant, as well as a number of National Parks and nature reserves. The Garden Route showcases the country’s most jaw-dropping vistas, charming towns and shining hospitality.
This stretch of the country has something to offer all year round, so the recommended time to visit depends on your activity preference. For those looking to work on their tan, the summer months fall from November to February. While the volume of holiday-goers does increase during this time, temperatures average 26 degrees Celsius; making for perfect beach weather. The winter months stretch from June to August, and while the region experience some rainfall and temperatures that average around 16 degrees Celsius, the foggy beaches are almost more picturesque in the colder months, not to mention the fact that you won’t be fighting the crowds. Another benefit of travelling this route in winter is the chance to see Southern Right Whales off the shores of Plettenberg Bay.
From self-catering bungalows nestled in the forest to luxury hotels overlooking the Indian Ocean, the accommodation along the Garden Route is designed to suit all tastes and preferences. Choose from a full complement of accommodation options, each of which takes full advantage of their stunning surroundings.
For more information regarding an adventure along the Garden Route, get in touch with our South Africa travel experts at Kiboko Adventures.
As we all hang in there waiting for this virus to pass some updated info from Kiboko Adventures:
March & April 2020 departures:
ALL departures in March & April have now been CANCELLED. It has become extremely difficult for clients to fly in and out of countries so we took the decision in the best interests of everyone to cancel departures for these 2 months.
All tours who were on the road have been stopped and clients re patriated.
May & June 2020 departures:
May & June departures will be reviewed as the situation changes.
1 month before departure a decision will be made and communicated to you.
Amended Cancelation policy:
May & June departures – there will be NO cancellation fees applicable. Deposits to be refunded in full to clients.
July to Dec departures – the 20% deposit will be carried over to a new booking for travel in 2020 or 2021. Should a client not travel in this period this deposit will be lost.
NOTE: these terms will be reviewed as time goes on and we get closer to each departure month without changes in the travel ban situation.
I am here to answer any questions and hang in there everyone – we will all come out stronger on the other side!