The complete guide to a Knysna winter escape
The Garden Route is one of the classic bucket list destinations. One which always summons travellers back as they fall more and more in love with the lush green forests, the pristine beaches and the secluded little seaside towns.
In summer, the N2 is crawling with cars as holidaymakers from all over the globe fight for their place in the sun.
In winter, however, the Garden Route caters for locals. Not necessarily the fun-in-the-sun type, but rather the serenity seekers who crave a winter break, reading a pile of books and drinking a bottle of red wine alongside a cozy fireplace.
Winter also ushers in the loved Oyster festival in the Garden Route. The festival boasts a remarkable selection of sporting and lifestyle events from swimming, bowls and hiking to food and wine-tastings, live music, a children’s programme and oodles of oysters!
If all that hiking and running is not your thing, don’t fret. There’s room enough on the Garden Route to accommodate all.
Apart from the laid-back vibe that settles over the Garden Route in the low season, there’s also a budget-friendly attitude towards domestic travellers.