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
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.
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.
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.