Sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the inland mountains of Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma, another South African jewel mesmerizes thrill-seeking or low-key travellers sharing reverence for nature’s sublimity: the iconic Garden Route.

With its name deriving from the verdant, diverse vegetation dotted with countless lagoons, the route covers unique marine and nature reserves with distinctive ecosystems that virtually cannot be experienced anywhere else in the country.

Hence, the strip encompassing South Africa’s south-western coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape provides an abounding variety of activities.

A combination of surfing in Jeffrey Bay’s picturesque scenery, shark-cage diving in Gansbaai and daring the world’s highest bungee jump above the Storms River will without a doubt enthrall every adrenaline junky.

While cruising along the ever-changing landscapes of South Africa’s dazzling route, let yourself get enchanted by the romantic face of olive farms around Montagu, remote coastal villages near the Tsitsikamma National Park and whales bathing in vicinity of Plettenberg Bay’s endless white sands.