The Garden Route is a popular trip to take for those who decide to head for South African soil for their summer break.

Running for more than 200km in length, the Garden Route runs from Mossel Bay through to Storms River further down the coast, although many people will prefer to extend the trip from Cape Town at one end right through to Port Elizabeth at the other.

A trip that can be enjoyed throughout the year thanks to an oceanic climate that means it doesn’t get too hot in summer or too cold during the winter, the Garden Route has the Indian Ocean on one side and the mountains of both the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua ranges on the other.

What that means is that whichever way you turn, you’ll be faced with areas of outstanding beauty with plenty to see and do along the way.

Should you elect to kick off the trip in Cape Town then then you’ll be able to travel through one of South Africa’s main wine-producing regions and take a visit to the centre of the world’s ostrich farming industry in Oudtshoorn before hitting the Garden Route itself.

Whilst travelling along the route you can spend some time exploring the historical town of George, enjoy a lagoon cruise, visit an elephant park, head underground to explore natural caves or embrace the many stunning beaches where waves lap up onto the shore.

Plettenberg Bay and Knysna are two of the towns places that you’d certainly want to stop and spend some time if travelling along the route.

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