|The Garden Route is a region of unspoilt beauty, where evergreen forests, verdant fields, tranquil inland lakes, sparkling bays and pristine beaches languish in a sultry Mediterranean climate. Stretching along the southern Cape coast from Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east, the region's entrance to the interior is barred by towering mountains breached by breathtaking passes and gorges.
A well-developed tourist infrastructure has strung the region's towns along its coast like a string of pearls. In all of them, artists, writers, naturalists and nature lovers co-exist with those devoting their time and energies to catering to the needs of the area's year-round visitors. This is where the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train still steams its way between George and Knysna every day. Here the whales come to calve and mate in the many unspoiled bays. The area also boasts two national parks - Tsitsikamma and Wilderness - as well as numerous other provincial and private nature reserves.
A treasure trove of history, culture, food, sport and entertainment awaits you between Heidelberg and Plettenberg Bay. The Garden Route is a veritable playground, offering every sport imaginable - from golf to scuba-diving, abseiling to mountain biking.