10 Things to do in the Garden Route

If you’re in the Garden Route, or planning to travel to the Garden Route, then you’ve got the first part of Owning At Life right. The next part of your journey to greatness is to figure out how you’re going to experience as much of the Route as you possibly can, in the time that you have. 

 

When you hear people talking about the magic of Eden, you might assume that much of what they say is exaggeration, or traveler’s embellishment. Not so. This is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa and we have something for every kind of personality; lots of adventure, quality chilling, good food, good music, and plenty of wildlife.

 

So if you’re looking for somewhere to start, here’s a list of some of the Garden Route’s most popular activities, for rainy days, sunny days and every day!

 

 

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Canyoning (Kloofing)

Navigate through the river shallows, jump, zip-line, swim through fresh-water mountain pools, slide down natural water slides and abseil in and around waterfalls as you dip down into the river gorge.

Where: Plettenberg Bay

Who: AfriCanyon

More info: www.africanyon.comwww.facebook.com/africanyon

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Bungy Jumping

The view from Africa’s highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquility of the Bloukrans River valley. But there is nothing tranquil about throwing yourself more than 200 metres down towards the river below. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.

Where: Bloukrans

Who: Face Adrenalin

More info: www.faceadrenalin.com / www.facebook.com/faceadrenalin

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Whale Watching and Boat Tours

Close encounter, boat-based whale watching tours and marine eco-tours, Knysna Heads tours and stand-up paddling.

Where: Knysna

Who: Ocean Odyssey

More info:  www.oceanodyssey.co.zawww.facebook.com/knysnawhalewatching

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Pizza and Live Music

Great food, great music and a great atmosphere. Open 7 days a week!

Where: Wilderness

Who: Cocomo

More info: www.cocomo-restaurant.co.zawww.facebook.com/cocomo.restaurant

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Hiking

The Garden Route is known for its scenic hiking trails, which range from easy, short hikes to multiple-day excursions. Choose your scenery, from beach, to rocks to forest… We have it all!

Where: Every town along the Garden Route has at least one trail

Who: Cape Nature and SANParks

More info: https://goo.gl/zmCtWu and https://goo.gl/VJZBri

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Skydiving

This skydiving drop zone is at a local airfield, less than 5km from the beach. Undisputedly the best scenery of all drop zones in South Africa.

Where: Mossel Bay

Who: Skydive Mossel Bay

More info: www.skydivemosselbay.com

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Horse Riding

Horse riding trails into the stunning indigenous forest of the Garden Route National Park where you can experience occasional sightings of local wildlife on horseback.

Where: Wilderness

Who: Garden Route Horse Trails

More info: www.gardenroutehorsetrails.co.za

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

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Ziplining

Spectacular Zipline adventure slides across the Kruis River.

Where: Storms River

Who: Tsitsikamma Falls

More info: www.tsitsikammaadventure.co.za

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

Rock the Route Wine Tours

Wine and Beer Tasting

The Garden Route is home to some of the best craft breweries and vineyards in South Africa.

Where: All along the Garden Route, especially Knysna, Plett and Storms River.

More info:  Tours: www.rocktheroute.co.za / Wine Farms: https://goo.gl/dLw4ip / Breweries: https://goo.gl/pyPr7Y

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour. Contact us about our Wine Tours too!

 

 

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Shark Cage Diving

If you would like to experience the Great White Shark in its natural environment – above or below water – or perhaps just learn a bit more about them, this is for you.

Where: Mossel Bay

Who: White Shark Africa

More info: www.whitesharkafrica.com

* This activity can be added on to any Rock the Route tour

 

 

But wait, there’s more!

We also have some very cool farmers markets (at least one in each town), scuba diving, paragliding, surfing, safaris, wildlife sanctuaries and lots more. There’s no excuse for being bored in the Garden Route…

 

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