The Garden Route is the beautiful coastal stretch of road, located on the southern coast of South Africa. Most say it is from Mossel Bay to Storms River but the whole coastline is spectacular with tranquil lakes and waterfalls, 2,200 endemic species of Fynbos, lovely forests and wetlands, coastal rocky outcrops, cliffs and sandy beaches, rolling hills with wineyards, and mountain ranges following the coast. The Garden route is truly a glorious 200-300 km drive.
South Africa’s Garden Route stretches along the south east coast from Mossel Bay to Storms river with picturesque mountains on one side and stunning coastal landscapes on the other. You will find ten nature and marine reserves, home to unique ecosystems along this diverse stretch of coast.
The Garden Route is not only packed with immense scenic beauty but loads to explore too. From quaint historic towns with arts and crafts, surf beaches, dolphins and majestic southern right whales, forests and wetlands to vineyards, rivers and lakes. It is a route that should be on your list to do.
Wineries are scattered along some of the quaint villages in the Garden Route region. Not only are they located in spectacularly beautiful countryside but the wines themselves are terrific with world acclaimed high standards.
Rugged rocks, white sands, coastal fynbos offer scenic variation and beauty when travelling the Garden Route in South Africa.