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The Garden Route, Western Province, South Africa The Garden Route is one of the most scenic areas in South Africa. Driving from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth through the Garden Route is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. On leaving Cape Town on the N2, ascend Sir Lowry’s Pass with panoramic views overlooking the Cape Flats. Stop at quaint roadside stalls around Grabouw, as you enter the Overberg farmlands. Here you will experience the beauty of rolling wheat and canola fields with majestic mountain ranges in the backgroun...

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South African School Terms and Public Holidays 2019 South African School Terms and Public Holidays 2019

Public Holidays in South Africa, and school terms for Public & Private Schools in the South Africa - know when the traffic hits!

Garth Taylor Garden Route Casino Garth Taylor Garden Route Casino

Fans Flock to See Garth Taylor at Garden Route Casino, On Friday, 30 November 2018, the legendary Garth Taylor made his return t

Lose weight, de-stress, and get well Lose weight, de-stress, and get well

Knysna a top destination for wellness, weight-loss and healing, Knysna is a top holiday destination offering temperate weather...

Kuhn gains valuable world champs lessons Kuhn gains valuable world champs lessons

Talented Madibaz squash player John Kuhn returned from the World University Championships in England with some valuable lessons un

Owners and their vehicles Owners and their vehicles

George – The 2018 Heritage Tour, supported by Montego Pet Nutrition, will visit the West Coast this year. Fifty-one participants

Taking Craft to the next level Taking Craft to the next level

George, South Africa (September 2018) – The 5th Thousand Sensations Fancourt Craft Liquor, Food & Music Festival will...

Garden Route Casino Bodybuilding Classic Garden Route Casino Bodybuilding Classic

See SA’s Bodybuilding Best Flex at Garden Route Casino. On 9 June 2018, bodybuilders from all over the Garden Route, Port Eli

Wolwedans Hiking Trail, Great Brak River, Garden Route Wolwedans Hiking Trail, Great Brak River, Garden Route

This easy hike is 3km one way and you should allow approximately two hours. It is a beautiful river hike with good birdlife.

Knysna Fire: secret CSIR report bombshell Knysna Fire: secret CSIR report bombshell

A secret internal investigation by scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research into the origin of the ...

Self Drive 1 Route from Cape Town to PE via Garden Route Self Drive 1 Route from Cape Town to PE via Garden Route

This unforgettable self drive route through the famous Garden Route is right up there with the most scenic road trips in the world

Woodifields Music on the Map Experience Woodifields Music on the Map Experience

Excitement is in the air ahead of the imminent arrival of spring; not because of blooming buds and colourful landscapes, but becau

Jump City Challenge Jump City Challenge

The rugged coastline of the Dolphin Trail is all about nature’s energy – and your own! This luxury hike offers a unique Tsitsikamm

Santos Beach arrest Santos Beach arrest

Two armed suspects were apprehended after they allegedly illegally gained entry to a business premises in Mossel Bay. Fidelity

The Oystercatcher Trail Hike, Mossel Bay, Garden Route The Oystercatcher Trail Hike, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

The Oystercatcher Trail is rated as one of the top hiking experiences in the world by the BBC in their book “Unforgettable walks"

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile

Champions Dumisane Hlaselo and Simoney Weitsz will be back to defend their overall titles when the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series

Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile Hlaselo, Weitsz set for Eden Street Mile

Champions Dumisane Hlaselo and Simoney Weitsz will be back to defend their overall titles when the Bestmed Eden Street Mile Series

Street mile jitters for LJ van Zyl Street mile jitters for LJ van Zyl

South African 400m hurdler LJ van Zyl has taken on the best in the world in his career, but that has not stopped him from getting

Explore the Southern Cape passes Explore the Southern Cape passes

With careful route planning and a small detour you can access these passes - adding great value to an already great route choice..

The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay

Chris Davies and Tyson Jopson did that on this spectacular motorbike route through the Overberg, in search of the best dirt...

Here be Heffalumps - best cycle rides in the Garden Route Here be Heffalumps - best cycle rides in the Garden Route

Planning a trip to Knysna? Here's everything you need to know about cycling in Knysna and the Garden Route ...

Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

A temperate climate, deep historical roots and a well developed tourist infrastructure make Mossel Bay far more than just...

Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures

If you have even a passing interest in hiking, make sure you do the Otter Trail at some point in your life ...

Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2 Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2

Most motorists on the N2 zoom past the unpretentious town of Heidelberg in the Southern Cape. Some who stop are so charmed they...

Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail

It's not just the magnificent areas the Garden Route Trail passes through that you'll love, but also its outstanding guide...

A welcome donation of uniforms A welcome donation of uniforms

The Groot Brak Netball Club has welcomed the recent donation of uniforms – that included skorts and shirts - from a local privat

A rendezvous with nature - Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge A rendezvous with nature - Grootvadersbosch Trail Challenge

Boosmansbos World Heritage Site. This small sign welcomes visitors to one of South Africa’s very special trails at Grootvaders...

Riversdale is Rising Riversdale is Rising

Beneath its famous landmark, the Sleeping Beauty mountain, Riversdale in the Southern Cape stirs with new energy ...

Garden Route Trail Park Garden Route Trail Park

Along the Garden Route lie the historic remains of South African mountain biking's beginnings. And some exceptional brand-new ...

The Mother of all Walks The Mother of all Walks

If you do just one hike this year, the archeologist-led tour of Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay should be it.

Birding Hotspot: Gondwana Game Reserve Birding Hotspot: Gondwana Game Reserve

Superb specials await in the Southern Cape, at the world’s only Big Five fynbos reserve. It was a welcome break for my wife and...

Family time out Family time out

We all know that young people should be more connected to nature, so taking your city-bred children into the bush sounds like ...

One Week, Nine Courses One Week, Nine Courses

David Taylor caught up with the annual Ultimate Golfing Road Trip at its tail end and came away with a renewed love for the ...

Beauty without boundaries - Garden Route National Park Beauty without boundaries - Garden Route National Park

The Garden Route includes some of the most attractive coastal and forest scenery in the country, although it's by no means ...

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

The Gamkaberg Nature reserve protects the rare Cape Zebra, beautiful rich floral kingdoms and is valued for its scenic tranquil ..

Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route, Garden Route, Western Cape Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route, Garden Route, Western Cape

The Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route near Mossel Bay on the Garden Route puts a smile on any 4x4 enthusiasts face when talking about ...

Self Drive from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust Self Drive from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust

This Klein Karoo day trip from Oudtshoorn is 182km, through a most amazing variety of landscapes and quaint rural villages.

Return of the seals to Plettenberg Bay Return of the seals to Plettenberg Bay

Fishermen have been pointing fingers at seals for decades, accusing them of 'stealing' the fish their livelihoods are based on ...

The perilous voyage of shimmering sards The perilous voyage of shimmering sards

The annual Sardine Run up South Africa's East Coastline from Plett results in magnificent concentrations of feasting marine life

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve and Boosmansbos Wilderness Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve and Boosmansbos Wilderness

The Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, between Swellendam and Heidelberg, is a magnificent 250ha indigenous forest, and 14 000ha ..

Boosmansbos Wilderness Hiking Trails, Heidelberg Boosmansbos Wilderness Hiking Trails, Heidelberg

Boosmansbos Wilderness at the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve has magnificent hikes through indigenous forest, fynbos, great birds

Birding at Grootvadersbos Nature Reserve, Heidelberg Birding at Grootvadersbos Nature Reserve, Heidelberg

Grootvadersbosh Nature Reserve, a unique Afromontaine forest, is a birder's paradise - particularly for its forest species and ...

By George By George

The residents of this unsung hero of the Garden Route describe it as the city for all reasons and indeed draws all sorts of ...

Eden to Addo Hike Eden to Addo Hike

The Eden to Addo Hiking Trail takes hikes for 20 days over 400km through conservation corridors and all money raised is used to ..

Jacana Curios, Mossel Bay Jacana Curios, Mossel Bay

Jacana Studios carries a selection of curios, clothing, accessories and gifts sourced from many different parts of Africa.

Mossel Bay Cycling and Mountain Bike Trails Mossel Bay Cycling and Mountain Bike Trails

Mossel Bay has kilometers of excellent cycling trails, both on public and private property. From mountain roads, passes, rivers ..

Craft Art Workshop, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Craft Art Workshop, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

The Mossel Bay Craft Art Workshop showcases glass art, hand embroidery, beadwork, paper mache, township art and other works ...

Garden Route Casino, Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay Garden Route Casino, Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay

Surrounded by Pinnacle Point golf course and the splendid coastal scenery of the Mossel Bay coastline, our Casino has become ...

Bonniedale Holiday Farm, Attaquaskloof, Mossel Bay Bonniedale Holiday Farm, Attaquaskloof, Mossel Bay

Bonniedale is a 1650ha fynbos farm with a top five 4x4 route, plenty of activities - hiking, mountain biking, horse trails and ...

Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud, Mossel Bay Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud, Mossel Bay

The Outeniqua Percheron Stud Farm is an ideal place to let the family interact with these beautiful horses. Cart rides, farm ...

Hough Hough's Herbal Hub, Great Brak River

For a good, relaxing time, visit Hough's herbal garden in Great Brak River. Cecile makes her own herbal moisturisers and foot ...

Historical Mossel Bay on Foot, a walking tour Historical Mossel Bay on Foot, a walking tour

Mossel Bay has a long history and many buildings constructed in the 17 and 1800's are part of that history. Why not take a walk ..

Excellent Museums in Mossel Bay, Garden Route Excellent Museums in Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Find out about the very early maritime history of SA, the early inhabitants, the Post Office Tree, see all the SA shells and more.

Backroad Safaris Cultural Tours, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Backroad Safaris Cultural Tours, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Join a tour to Meet the People in the villages and townships in the rural areas surrounding Mossel Bay; meet African entrepreneurs

Surfing Spots in Mossel Bay, Garden Route Surfing Spots in Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Among the surfing fraternity, Mossel Bay is up there on the list with Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth and Outer Pool is ...

The Skaapplaas hiking trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route The Skaapplaas hiking trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Visualise indigenous forest, bushmen paintings, riverbeds, swimming holes, waterfalls, fynbos and vistas over beautiful valleys ..

Koumashoek Hiking Trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Koumashoek Hiking Trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Koumashoek Hiking Trail is a 14.7 km 6 hour route. This trail passes through beautiful, unspoilt, fynbos near Robinson Pass ...

St Blaize Hiking Trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route St Blaize Hiking Trail, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Take the 13.5 km St. Blaize Hiking Trail which is a spectacular cliff walk following a contour 30 meters above the sea.

Gondwana Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Gondwana Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

This reserve holds the distinction of being the only fynbos reserve in the world with free roaming big five game as well an ...

Garden Route Game Lodge Garden Route Game Lodge

View giraffe, white rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra, cheetah, wildebeest and more that make up over 400 animals at this ...

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, The Crags,Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, The Crags,Plettenberg Bay Garden Route

Right in the heart of the Garden Route, just outside the picturesque town of Plett lies one of the most unique interactive ..

Botlierskop Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Botlierskop Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Botlierskop is Africa in the Garden Route. Malaria free, this private nature reserve has big game, birding, elephant rides and ...

Capri Tours and Helicopters, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Capri Tours and Helicopters, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Join us on any of many breathtaking helicopter flights offered daily from various sites along the beautiful Garden Route.

Skydive Mossel Bay, Garden Route Skydive Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Skydive Mossel Bay offers you a spectacular tandem free fall over stunning scenery. A quick briefing and you're flying high ...

Billeon Surf and Sand, Sandboarding and Surfing Mossel Bay Billeon Surf and Sand, Sandboarding and Surfing Mossel Bay

If you enjoy an adrenalin rush, then sandboarding the Dragon Dune in Mossel Bay will tame you! Find everything for surfing too ...

Mossel Bay Beaches, Garden Route Mossel Bay Beaches, Garden Route

From Glentana to Mossel Bay and on towards Stilbaai, all within easy driving distance, you will never get tired of the warm water

Electrodive (Scuba Diving), Mossel Bay, Garden Route Electrodive (Scuba Diving), Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Electrodive are the diving professionals in Mossel Bay and will give you the time of your life! Snorkeling trips, equipment ...

Romonza Boat Trips, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Romonza Boat Trips, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Romonza Boat Trips lets you experience all that nature has to offer, out at sea, in Mossel Bay. Seals, whales, dolphins, sharks ..

Mossel Bay Deep Sea Adventures and Fishing Charters Mossel Bay Deep Sea Adventures and Fishing Charters

Mossel Bay Deep Sea Adventures offer their clients a true deep sea fishing experience. The owners, skippers and crew are ...

Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club, Garden Route Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club, Garden Route

If you are taking your boat with you on holiday to Mossel Bay, then the Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club must become your second ...

White Shark Africa, Mossel Bay, Garden Route White Shark Africa, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Mossel Bay is home to the Great White Shark. It could be that the large fish population for which Mossel Bay is well known, makes

Blue Crane Farm Shop, Heidelberg, Garden Route Blue Crane Farm Shop, Heidelberg, Garden Route

Blue Crane Farm Shop is located in a beautiful farming area 3km from Heidelberg on the Cape Town side along the N2 highway in ...

Goukamma Nature Reserve, Garden Route Goukamma Nature Reserve, Garden Route

Hidden among the dunes and forests of the Garden Route, Goukamma is one of the country's least known yet perhaps nicest little ...

Mossel Bay Golf Course, Garden Route, Western Cape Mossel Bay Golf Course, Garden Route, Western Cape

Mossel Bay Golf Club is situated atop the spectacular seaside cliffs of the Garden Route in the popular resort town of ...

Goose Valley Golf Course, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route Goose Valley Golf Course, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Goose Valley Golf Course is situated 2Km from Plettenberg Bay in the heart of the Garden Route ...

Plettenberg Bay Golf Course, Garden Route, Western Cape Plettenberg Bay Golf Course, Garden Route, Western Cape

Plettenberg Bay Country Club Golf Course is located in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world renowned ...

Oubaai Golf Course, George, The Garden Route Oubaai Golf Course, George, The Garden Route

Oubaai Golf Course is situated only 8 kilometres from George in the heart of the Garden Route. In truly stunning surroundings ...

Pezula Golf Course, Knysna, Garden Route Pezula Golf Course, Knysna, Garden Route

Pezula Championship Golf Course is located on the beautiful Garden Route, in the picturesque town of Knysna – voted the friend ...

The Beauty and the Bear The Beauty and the Bear

Simola Golf and Country Estate is situated in what is unquestionably one of the most picturesque areas of the country, and the....

George Golf Course, George, Garden Route George Golf Course, George, Garden Route

George Golf Course is a favourite with the local golfers in George, and with good reason. This beautifully manicured 72 par 18 ...

Aquavit Guest House, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route Aquavit Guest House, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Aquavit is a luxury 4 star guesthouse with panoramic views of the mountains and the beaches of Plettenberg Bay ...

Simola Golf Course, Knysna, Garden Route Simola Golf Course, Knysna, Garden Route

The Simola Golf Course is set amidst spectacular scenery and affords top class views from every hole either across the Knysna ...

Pinnacle Point Golf Course, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Pinnacle Point Golf Course, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Pinnacle Point Golf Course is an immaculate eighteen-hole championship Links golf course, co-designed by golf architect ...

St Francis Links Course, St Francis Bay, Garden Route St Francis Links Course, St Francis Bay, Garden Route

St Francis Links Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus course which captures the essence of the great championship layouts of the ...

Fancourt Golf Courses - The Links, Montagu, Outeniqua Fancourt Golf Courses - The Links, Montagu, Outeniqua

The Fancourt Courses are located in George on the beautiful Garden Route. Rated among the best in South Africa, a must for any ...

Passes & Poorts: Gateway to the Garden Route Passes & Poorts: Gateway to the Garden Route

George's famous four: Outeniqua, Montagu, Cradock and Railway passes. Experience our history when driving these scenic mountain ..

Building George Building George's famous four passes

George's famous four: Outeniqua, Montagu, Cradock and Railway passes. Experience our history when driving these scenic mountain ..

Aloes over Alikreukels Aloes over Alikreukels

I’d been searching the Internet for Iris for quite some time, so when I finally got to see her in the flesh, I was pretty excited.

Knysna is the perfect family holiday destination Knysna is the perfect family holiday destination

Anyone who's spent a family holiday in Knysna understands why this Garden Route escape is often regarded as the country's favourite dorp....

Garden Route National Park Garden Route National Park

Last year the bits and pieces of protected wilderness along the Garden Route were gathered together into the third most popular destination...

Bontebok National Park Bontebok National Park

Just beyond Swellendam the Breede River eases itself past hillsides dotted with aloes and rare renosterveld shrubs. Tucked away above a bend...

Plett Plett's mountain of seals

The unique, protected Robberg (Seal Mountain) Peninsula neatly edges Plett's Bay and is home to an estimated 4000 Cape Fur Seals

The Garden Route The Garden Route's New adventure centre

Once the 'ugly duckling' of its Garden Route relations, Mossel Bay is now reeling in local and international tourists.

Storms River Storms River

There can be no better place in South Africa to park a caravan than at the Storms River Mouth campsite, in the Tsitsikamma ...

Doing the Outeniqua Hop Doing the Outeniqua Hop

This route may have been named after the major crop of the area, hops, but the Outeniqua Country Hop is far more than a one-trick pony...

A Cliff-Hanger on the Garden Route A Cliff-Hanger on the Garden Route

At the 10-kilometre mark, the sound of crashing waves entices you to walk that little bit faster as curiosity and imagination...

Fantasy meets Fact: the Garden Route National Park Fantasy meets Fact: the Garden Route National Park

A patchwork park with a wild forest heart - the Garden Route National Park protects ancient forest, fynbos and sea...

Wandering along the garden path Wandering along the garden path

Mystical forests, mountainsides covered in colourful fynbos and tinkling streams that cascade down rocky gorges...

The Game of the Name at Buffalo Hills The Game of the Name at Buffalo Hills

This Garden Route game reserve has adopted a different approach to pleasing visitors. Nestling in a verdant...

Wild Shores and Forest Giants Wild Shores and Forest Giants

Last year the bits and pieces of protected wilderness along the Garden Route were gathered together into...

10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn 10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn

This year Oudtshoorn celebrates its 16th Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. But should you tire of the buzz...

Self Drive Route 3 – Whale Route Self Drive Route 3 – Whale Route

Our Self Drive route gives you the best of whale watching in South Africa.

Self Drive Route 2 from Cape Town to P.E. on the scenic R62 Self Drive Route 2 from Cape Town to P.E. on the scenic R62

The historical Self Drive Route 62 is one of SA's favourite tourism routes.

Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route

Self Drive Route 4 is a scenic route through quaint country towns from Johannesburg to the Garden Route via Golden Gate and Addo..

Canoeing the Wilderness Lake Canoeing the Wilderness Lake

There's nothing quite so pleasant as a summer's day spent drifting around in a canoe...

The Knysna Friday Market The Knysna Friday Market

Every Friday the people of Knysna gather at the end of the day to relax, socialise and begin the weekend...