Garden Route Experience
The Garden Route is a stretch of the South-eastern coast of South Africa and a popular route for a driving itinerary. It extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape. Capetown to Port Elizabeth route is most commonly taken by travellers on a self drive to experience the Garden Route.
Garden route includes ecologically diverse vegetation including lagoons, lakes, reserve forests and wide ranging experiences (Including Ostrich Racing). The entire route has an oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months.
The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The forests enroute are a mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found here. Guess explore Ten nature reserves enroute including marine reserves that home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. Various bays along the Garden Route are nurseries to the endangered Southern Right Whale and whale watching is a popular activity in winter and spring (July to December).
There are number of private game reserves enroute for guests to experience best of Wildlife experience alongwith a memorable self drive experience exploring nature centric experiences all along. Garden Route often is highlight of a South Africa trip and therefore recommended for all profiles of travellers especially photographers, family travellers, adventure travellers and experiential travellers.