Garden Route
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Our most recommended Garden Route Activities

  • Garden Route National Park: Tsitsikamma Zipline Canopy Tour

    1. Garden Route National Park: Tsitsikamma Zipline Canopy Tour

    This is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Most of the platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the 2.5 to 3 hours. The concept of guiding people through the upper canopy of a rainforest originated in Costa Rica, where adventurous biologists devised new methods for accessing the forest canopy in order to conduct research on the undiscovered canopy ecosystem. The idea soon developed into a breathtaking form of eco-tourism which allowed people to enter and experience a previously inaccessible natural environment. The tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a kitting up session where full body harness, pulleys, and climbing equipment is issued and checked. A short d...

    It is really worth it. It's a once in a life time experience with everlasting memories

  • Botlierskop Private Game Reserve: 3-Hour Guided Game Drive

    2. Botlierskop Private Game Reserve: 3-Hour Guided Game Drive

    Take a 3-hour guided game drive at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, and experience close encounters with rhinos, lions, giraffes, buffaloes and more. Situated in spectacular mountains near Mossel Bay, the reserve boasts a great diversity of habitats and 26 different species of wildlife.  The 4,200 hectare reserve is a paradise for bird watchers, with more than 200 species to be seen. In an open game viewing vehicle, your guide will take you to the best locations to spot lions, zebras, elephants, and other animals. After the game drive, spend some time enjoying the facilities, including a restaurant and an open-air swimming pool.

    We had a great time with the game drive and our great driver, Mandela, who took a lot effort for us so we could see all the animals and gave us a lot of information.

  • Plettenberg Bay: Canyoning Trip

    3. Plettenberg Bay: Canyoning Trip

    Check in at the base camp to pick up your wetsuits, harnesses, life jackets and helmets. Once the group is ready, leave base camp for a short drive to the start of your canyon adventure. First, start your ropes course with a gentle 25-meter abseil into the canyon. Then, kick off with your first jump into the river followed by a short swim. Next, if you choose, try your hand at some cliff jumping. For this part of the activity, the highest jump is around of about 7 meters, and lowest 1 meter above the water level, so there are many options if your nerves are getting the better of you. Continue swimming and hiking down the river to The Rush, a waterfall abseil, and seasonally a controlled zip-line over the waterfall. Carry on swimming and hiking down the river until your next adventure, a 55-meter zip-line over a waterfall and into the river below. On completion of the trip, you will be ...

    I like the place and view. The Guides were friendly and kindly. If I will come to again to South Africa, I’ll visit this place again.

  • Plettenberg Bay: Guided Sea Kayak Tour

    4. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Sea Kayak Tour

    After a thorough briefing on kayaking techniques and safety, paddle from Central Beach and back. The direction will be dependant on winds, swells and paddling abilities. The knowledgeable guide will explain the wonders of the ocean, as you take in the views of the Tsitsikamma mountains and the Robberg Nature Reserve. Enjoy sightings of Cape fur seals, bottlenose and humpback dolphins, whales (July – October), cormorants, and other sea birds and marine mammals. Whatever time of the year, this is an experience not to be missed by beginners and experienced kayakers alike.

  • South African Wildlife and Safari 2-Day Tour from Cape Town

    5. South African Wildlife and Safari 2-Day Tour from Cape Town

    Day 1: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn Travel route around 450 km Leave Cape Town early in the morning and trade the silhouette of Table Mountain for the lush green scenery of the Garden Route. The first game reserve visited is about 5 to 6 hours driving away (subject to weather and traffic conditions), but the route is scenic with a few photo and rest stops along the way. The 3500ha Botlierskop private game reserve is located in a malaria-free area and home to an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, well over 26 different species of animals, and more than 200 bird species. Spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open-top 4x4 vehicle and particularly keep your eyes open for lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino sightings. Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences so it's unlikely to see them d...

    This was one of the best experiences of my life. Our tour guide JP is simply the best guide you could wish for on a tour like this. He made sure that we as guests were always happy, he was more than happy to answer all our questions regarding all these amazing animals that we saw on that weekend and also all our questions regarding this amazing country which I definitely plan on visiting again in the future. We saw all the animals that I at least wanted to see, including rhinos, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, and of course lions! And all of them in a distance of 4-20 meters! It was fantastic! Thank you very much JP and Hotspots2c for providing me this experience! I will definitely do it again!

  • Plettenberg Bay: Swim with Seals

    6. Plettenberg Bay: Swim with Seals

    Go swimming with seals in Plettenberg Bay, a fun and playful experience for all involved. Meet at the local office to take care of the paperwork and pick up all your equipment. Your group will depart by boat from Central Beach aboard the Robberg Express for an exciting beach launch. Head towards Robberg Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area, home to approximately 6000 Cape fur seals.   Accompanied by a qualified divemaster, hop into the water and enjoy 30 minutes of amazing animal interaction among bundles of playful, inquisitive fur seals. Have the ultimate wild animal encounter in their natural environment and without altering their natural behaviours.

    Super Organisation. Es wird auf die Tiere geachtet das sie nicht gestresst sind. Anfassen ist nicht erlaubt was ich super fand! Da ich bei offenen Meer schon mal eine Panikattake hatte wurde auf mich geachtet. Als ich mich erschöpft fühlte bekam ich sofort eine Schwimmhilfe. Ich schwamm damit nur noch ober Wasser ohne zu schnorcheln was für mich komplett ausreichte. Die Robben kommen zum spielen, tauchen auf und unter, es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis und ich hab mich immer absolut sicher gefühlt!

  • Plettenberg Bay: Guided Forest Walk and Wild Cat Experience

    7. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Forest Walk and Wild Cat Experience

    Discover some of South Africa's most beautiful fauna and flora at the Tenikwa Wildlife Center. Your guide will welcome you and provide a breakdown of the planned activities for the day as you arrive at the center. Your outdoor adventure begins with a walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest. Follow your guide along ancient paths and learn about the historical logging activities that took place here. See giant hardwood trees, interesting fungi, and beautiful orchids as you make your way along the meandering paths towards mossy, pebbled streams. If you're lucky, you may spot a Knysna Loerie, or the rare and shy Narina Trogon, both native to the mature evergreen forests of South Africa. Discover the secret forest glade where giant tree ferns throw dappled light onto the forest floor, before returning to your allocated picnic area where you can enjoy a delicious freshly prepared picn...

  • Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve: 2-Hour Game Drive

    8. Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve: 2-Hour Game Drive

    Arrive at the Safari Center at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve and embark on a magical 2-hour safari game drive through the reserve. Travel with a knowledgeable game ranger who will enthrall you with interesting facts about the wildlife and reserve. During the safari, try to spot 4 of Africa's 'Big 5', and other wildlife including elephants, buffalo, rhinos and leopards, different species of antelopes, birds, and more. At the end of the tour, return to the Safari Center where your tour will end.

    Excellent, saw lots of animals, elephants, giraffe, lion, buffalo, springbok, rhino & baby, crocs, tortoise, ostrich and more. Our guide was very good, very informative

  • Gansbaai: Whale Watching Trip by Boat

    9. Gansbaai: Whale Watching Trip by Boat

    Launch from the quaint fishing harbor of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Kelders. Enter a nature reserve with the highest concentration of whales in South Africa. Look for southern right whales in their natural environment, along with dolphins, Cape fur seals and sharks. Keep an eye out for humpback, minke and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Catch a glimpse of the beautiful orcas, False killer whales and enchanting African penguins. Return back to the harbor at the end of your boating adventure.

    I was lucky to get the perfect wheather. It is however a risk to pay in advance as the wheather is very unpredictable.

  • Oudtshoorn: Guided Ostrich Farm Tour

    10. Oudtshoorn: Guided Ostrich Farm Tour

    Join this 45-minute tour of a working ostrich farm tour located in the lush Cango Valley in South Africa. Expert tour guides lead you through the farm every 20 minutes, daily from 8 AM-4:30 PM. The farm is privately owned and managed and formed by family values, development of staff, proper farming methods, and conservation of the rich heritage of the environment. Come enjoy this unforgettable experience and learn more about these remarkable birds and their fascinating habitats. Take the opportunity to touch these magnificent birds, visit the curio shop, enjoy a break at the restaurant and wine house, and enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea before or after your tour. Make the most of your Garden Route holiday and stop by this must-see attraction when visiting Oudtshoorn.    

    such a good tour with lots of information, being close to the ostriches was great.

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What people are saying about Garden Route

I like the place and view. The Guides were friendly and kindly. If I will come to again to South Africa, I’ll visit this place again.

Was such a thrilling adventure with awesome and charismatic guides (Tebz and Darren). Highly recommend!

It is really worth it. It's a once in a life time experience with everlasting memories

Learned alot about monkeys things i did not know before

Awsome!!! Very frendly the staff and the guider!!!