Garden Route and Klein Karoo

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Garden Route and Klein Karoo
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Overview

One of the most beautiful, diverse and awe-inspiring regions in the country, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo is also one of the most-loved road trips to embark on. Stretching from Witsand to Plettenberg Bay, right around to Oudtshoorn as well as Calitzdorp and Ladismith on the world-renowned Route 62, this is a place where adventure lies around every corner. Explore the Knysna Heads, play on world class golf courses and eat at award-winning restaurants in one of the country’s most beautiful regions

Don't miss

Discover the Point of Human Origins at the Pinnacle Point Caves with Dr Peter Nilssen. Providing the earliest evidence for modern human behavior, this is an experience not to be missed. Want to spot some game? Spot the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and Black Harrier as they roam freely with Big Five game. Situated just 25kms outside Mossel Bay, Gondwana offers an authentic African game experience.

How to get there

Driving from Cape Town, it's about a 400km drive to Mossel Bay, the official start of the Garden Route. From here you have a 300km stretch of pristine coastline and nature to explore. If a long road trip isn't quite what you have in mind, many domestic airlines fly to George Airport. George is located in the heart of the Garden Route and a great place to start your adventure. You can either hire a car from here, or join a tour group if arranged.

Useful tips

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo is home breathtaking natural sights be it dramatic oceanside cliffs, ancient forests or semi arid deserts. Take advantage to see as much as possible by visiting a few of the many nature reserves in the region. Stay over, embark on an epic hike, or simply pop in for a quick visit to take in the scenery. 

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Top attractions in Garden Route and Klein Karoo

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Fancourt
Widely regarded as one of the country’s top golf estates, Fancourt is that and so much more with some surprisingly friendly options for families looking to take advantage of the luxury estate.
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2Outeniqua Power Van
3Gondwana Game Reserve
4Golf in the Garden Route
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Outeniqua Power Van
the little kids and the big kids – we’re looking at you moms and dads - will get to experience the beauty of the Outeniqua Mountains on this unique railway journey.
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1Fancourt
2Outeniqua Power Van
3Gondwana Game Reserve
4Golf in the Garden Route
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Gondwana Game Reserve
The 11 000-hectare game reserve provides guests with the opportunity to view free-roaming animals, including the Big 5 – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino – in a majestic landscape flanked on all sides by the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountain ranges.
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1Fancourt
2Outeniqua Power Van
3Gondwana Game Reserve
4Golf in the Garden Route
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Golf in the Garden Route
The Garden Route is arguably the home of golf in the Western Cape with some of THE most popular courses found here. From Gary Player to Ernie Els, there is a reason, the legends of the game have a base on the Garden Route.


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1Fancourt
2Outeniqua Power Van
3Gondwana Game Reserve
4Golf in the Garden Route

Garden Route and Klein Karoo itineraries

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Seven days of fun with Plett High Five
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A four-day trail-running adventure through incredible landscapes
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The ultimate five-day surfing road trip across the Garden Route
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Seven days of adventure with the Cross Cape Cycle Route
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Four days of fun along the Karoo Gravel Grinder

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