Sandwiched between the inland mountains of Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma and the Indian Ocean, another South African jewel mesmerizes either thrill-seeking or low-ley travellers all 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 nowhere else in the country can be experienced.
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.
No doubt, a combination of surfing in Jeffrey Bays’ picturesque scenery, shark-cage diving in Gansbaai and daring the world’s highest bungee jump above the Storms River will content every adrenaline junky.
Whilst cruising along the ever-changing landscapes of South Africa’s dazzling route, one can also get embraced by the romantic face of olive farms around Montagu, remote coastal villages near the Tsitsikamma National Park and whales bathing in vicinity to Plettenberg Bay’s sands.