The Garden Route can be found on the south eastern coast of South Africa and stems from Heidelberg in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Here, you’ll be able to explore several different eco-systems and a variety of landscapes, all unique to South Africa and truly breathtaking. Offering stunning scenery, quaint and quiet seaside towns and a vibrant yet laid back atmosphere, the Garden Route is a truly idyllic getaway.
The Garden Route is famous for its magnificent scenic views. As most of the route follows a coastal road between the Indian Ocean, various mountains and seaside towns, guests can enjoy stunning views of the sea and majestic mountains; the best of the best that South Africa has to offer.
The region became known as the Garden Route due to its ecologically diverse vegetation and numerous lakes and lagoons. From the fynbos of the Cape to the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest, guests who travel the beautiful coastal route will be enchanted by the diversity and uniqueness of the beauty. The Garden Route is also home to over three hundred bird species, an elephant sanctuary and several game reserves. During the whale season guests can also observe the graceful Southern Right Whales from the coast line.
The Garden Route has the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawai. It has year round gentle rain – keeping it green and lush – and warm temperatures throughout, making it the perfect getaway throughout the year.
With its beauty, mountain, towns and sea, the Garden Route comes with a variety of activities to participate in. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway, an exciting adrenaline rush, a nature expedition or the chance to simply explore the local towns and culture, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what the Garden Route, together with Nomad Tours, has to offer.