Garden Route Adventures

Abseiling
Acrobranch
Archery
Beach Horse Rides
Bicycle Tours
Blokart Sailing
Boat Charters
Boat Trips
Bridge Walking
Bungee Jumping

Garden Route Adventures. 

A 300-kilometer stretch of global conservation importance, the Garden Route features some of South Africa’s most enchanting scenery. Lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers, inlets, and numerous golden beaches unfold mile after mile, interspersed with welcoming coastal towns where bushbuck and wild boar still nibble and dig in guest house gardens. Though the predominant sense is of green lushness and biomass, the area also includes the Klein Karoo across…

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Garden Route Adventures. 

A 300-kilometer stretch of global conservation importance, the Garden Route features some of South Africa’s most enchanting scenery. Lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers, inlets, and numerous golden beaches unfold mile after mile, interspersed with welcoming coastal towns where bushbuck and wild boar still nibble and dig in guest house gardens. Though the predominant sense is of green lushness and biomass, the area also includes the Klein Karoo across the Outeniqua Mountains. Rugged and semi-arid, this part of the Garden Route boasts diverse succulents instead of giant trees and ostriches replacing the beautiful Knysna touraco.

The Garden Route is one of the most activity-dense areas in South Africa. Spectacular multi-day adventures, as well as short heart-stopping interludes, proliferate. The energetic head into the mountains or along the pristine coastline, where well-marked and hutted hiking trails await them. The daring head, sometimes with some trepidation, to one of the world's highest bungee jumps at the spectacular Bloukrans Bridge or to Mossel Bay to experience another world record-holding activity- the longest zipline over the ocean.

Thick indigenous forests, rich in ferns, frogs, butterflies, and rare plants, try to reclaim quiet back roads and magnificent historic passes creating intriguing routes for cyclists and adventure bikers.

Lovely stretches of protected coastline offer a haven for kayakers, SUPers, and surfers. The curious can don snorkel and flippers and go searching for the elusive sea horse which occupies their unique habitat in the Knysna Lagoon or frolics with seals off the Robberg Peninsula near Plettenberg Bay. The laid-back can take a sunset cruise, eat oysters and sip champagne or go whale and dolphin watching. Airborne activities are plentiful too. The temperate coastal weather is ideal for paragliding and there are multiple excellent launch sites along the Garden Route.

Whispers of a lost world flutter through the forests like the Tsitsikamma. A few solitary seldom-seen elephants still roam secluded parts of the Garden Route as old woodcutters cottages melt into the moss. In the joy of spending time in this beautiful place, we are reminded of what we have lost and what we could still lose.

Activity List

Garden Route Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in Garden Route. Feel the freedom of leaning back and letting go and plunge into an adrenaline filled abseiling (rapelling) adventure on the Garden Route. There are so many stunning abseiling destinations on this 370km road trip, all with unique views and surprises courtesy of nature’s...

Acrobranch

Acrobranch in Garden Route. Looking for fun things to do with the whole family? Acrobranch is the adventure for you. With a choice of 3 different courses of varying difficulty there’s something for everyone. On a Garden Route road trip you won’t have to look far for cool activities to reenergise...

Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Rides on the Garden Route. Exploring on foot is exciting but heading out into the wild and beautiful beaches of the Garden Route on horseback, with the chance to spot animals such as bushbuck, Cape clawless otter or caracal from this unique equestrian perspective, is a truly enriching...

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours in Garden Route. Saddle up and take a ride through the Garden Route - a coastal belt of green paradise - on a guided cycle tour. Using quieter district roads a bicycle tour is one of the best ways to fully experience the remarkable scenic offerings of the Garden Route. With one of...

Blokart Sailing

Blokart Sailing in Garden Route. Blokart Sailing or land sailing is a fun land-based sailing sport. A blokart is a compact three-wheeled buggy with a sail. It moves according to the same principles as a sailing yacht so learning how to go blokarting involves a short lesson in sailing. It is an easy...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in the Garden Route. Nature is the main drawcard of South Africa’s famous Garden Route. This amazing stretch of coastline with its Mediterranean climate is best enjoyed on a Boat Trip in the Indian ocean. With the many picture perfect settings it is tough to decide if your Boat Trip...

Bridge Walking

Bridge Walking in the Garden Route. Remarkable bridges are a reoccurring feature of the Garden Route. The geology of the area was a great challenge for bridge builders throughout the 20th century; large bodies of inland water, plunging gorges, mountains- all needed to be traversed resulting in some...

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping in Garden Route. If you thought that the Garden Route was all about pretty scenery and tranquil strolls on the beach, then you need to swing by the worlds highest commercial bridge bungi at the Bloukrans bridge. It is situated on the N2 highway, just 40 kilometres east of Plettenberg...