Garden Route & Klein Karoo is one of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring stretches of land in South Africa, if not the world.
Come and discover the majestic mountains, breathtaking views, a natural garden of rich, colourful vistas, with valleys and lakes, rivers and forests, a paradise for bird-lovers and nature lovers, an eco-destination like few others in the world, with miles upon miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches and a million things to do and explore. Nestled between majestic mountain ranges and a brilliant blue coastline, the well-renowned Garden Route & Klein Karoo towns beckon their worldwide audience to sample the simple yet intoxicating, inviting yet thrilling beauty and encounters that are intertwined with the myriad of attractions inherent in its people, indigenous environment and culinary delights. With all of this on offer, the Garden Route & Klein Karoo, stretches from Witsand to Plettenberg Bay, right around to Oudtshoorn as well as Calitzdorp and Ladismith on the R62.
EXPERIENCE THE GARDEN ROUTE & KLEIN KAROO
Explore our heritage
History, heritage, culture – the Garden Route & Klein Karoo presents any visitor a wealth of opportunities to experience and explore these gems, with ‘ostrich palaces’ built by 19th century ostrich industry ‘feather barons’, spectacular mountain passes, world renowned Cango Caves, and 15 Century Caravel at Mossel Bay.
Pumped up for adventure
Where else can you find extreme, fun filled, activity to make your blood race…Kayak down the Storms River rapids, jump form a cliff while you abseil in Oudtshoorn or paraglide through the air at Wilderness, sail in a hot air balloon, horse riding, quad biking, and many more adrenaline filled activities.
A Taste of the Garden Route & Klein Karoo
Garden Route & Klein Karoo is a popular region known for its picturesque golf courses, sparkling coastlines, culture and heritage and its wide variety of activities. In addition to that, Garden Route & Klein Karoo is fast earning a reputation as an exciting gourmet destination too. Garden Route & Klein Karoo has an abundance of local ingredients including the finest coffee, seafood; venison fruits and vegetables, which sets the stage for truly unforgettable tastings. Wherever you find good and interesting food in the region, you are sure to find some great wines, including South Africa’s newest ‘Wine of Origins’ found in the Plettenberg Bay and De Rust area. The region adds a fresh dynamic to its food and wine, making the experience more enjoyed.
Lets’ tee off
The Garden Route and Klein Karoo offers golf courses tailor made to your taste. The garden route boasts with 12 top golf courses, eight of which are championship courses. Tee off at a sensational coastline location or with a view of luscious river valleys, lagoons, lake frontages and rugged indigenous fynbos all of which adds to a magical golfing experience. The Garden Route was awarded the 2014 IAGTO’s (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) Best destination award for Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf States as voted by more than 500 international Golf Tour Operators.
Garden Route actually refers to nature’s garden – the fynbos and indigenous forests, so abundant in our part of the country.
Gardens of the Garden Route creates emphasis on the most lush and beautiful parts, definitely making this region a must see, enchanting visitors with its Beautiful vistas, fairytale forest walks along meandering paths lined with indigenous flora; a variety of outdoor activities, with beautiful beaches and sparkling rivers.
Go Safari…Go Wild…..Go Nature
Did you know that you can get ‘up close and personal’ with the Big 5 on one of the many Garden Route game reserves, visit nature reserves, enjoy elephant-back rides , feed tame eels, stroke a cheetah, explore a shipwreck, or participate in an ostrich race…go wild on your own terms!
Frolic in our azure blue waters tirelessly washing up onto an endless coastline – bathe and excites your senses, relax and soak up the sun on any of our pristine beaches. Our oceans stretch from the whitest beaches of Witsand continuing along an unequalled beach – land – all the way to an excitement of activity at Plettenberg Bay and, finally, the froth of Storms River’s waters. Enjoy year round marine activities, surf sail, fish or just gently roll with the tide, whatever suits your mood…
Are you planning to tie the knot with an idyllic wedding? Well, there’s no better place to get married | hitched in than the Garden Route & Klein Karoo, known around the world for its lush greenery, awe-inspiring beaches, enchanting forests and contrasting natural surroundings. Inland, you will find the rustic feel of the unhurried pace of country life, where romance charm and tranquility prevails. Say, I DO in the Klein Karoo or Garden Route and treasure the moment forever.
Garden Route & Klein Karoo is situated about 280 km from Cape Town and is one of South Africa’s richest botanical treasures, where you can lose yourself in nature, surrounded by the splendor of giant Yellowwood or Milkwood trees in one of the indigenous forests. We smother you with our warmth and wish you all a delightful sojourn in…our diverse paradise!