The Garden Route
South Africa's most famous road trip
Running from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth, expect pristine beaches flanked by dense forests, mountains and wild flowers. Discover charming towns and villages and enjoy some fantastic food and wine.
This journey has been inspiring travellers for generations. Cape Town's beauty shows no end, oozing with culture & history whilst also spoiling us with endless food and wine.
When arriving in Cape Town, we'd recommend you could spend the first few days of your trip exploring the Western Cape before setting off along the Garden Route. In this region you have the Cape Winelands, where you can tour vineyards to sample the region’s finest wines. You’ll also find excellent food in the towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch (the latter is the country’s second-oldest town). Cape Town also has beaches, is a cultural paradise and is home to Table Mountain. There's a lot to do and it's a great place to relax and unwind.
Made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys, the Cape Whale Coast is a pristine stretch of the South African coastline which runs from the town of Rooiels for roughly 150km, to the east. Next we stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve. An hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town is Hermanus, known as South Africa’s whale-watching capital. Between June and October, you can head out on boat trips to see migratory southern right whales, or even spot them from the coastal path that winds along the cliffs.