The Garden Route

Scattered along the Garden Route, fashionable seaside resorts abound, attracting jet-setters from around the globe. Tiny coastal villages appeal especially to outdoor people who enjoy an unstructured holiday agenda. In short the Garden Route offers tourists a perfect blend of accommodation, tourist activities, adventure, sights and wildlife. 

The Garden Route has a Mediterranean Maritime climate, with moderately hot summers, and mild to chilly winters. It is one of the richest rainfall areas, most of which occurs in the winter months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian ocean. Any time of the year is good for visiting the Garden Route area, depending if you enjoy a peaceful retreat during the winter months, or a bustling holiday destination during the summer. 

Contact Merl for more information, accommodation and tours along the Garden Route

Mountains along the Garden Route crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye.

Between Heidelberg & Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber -coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing.

A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable Garden Route holiday experience.

The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route", graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains.

Oudtshoorn, "Capital of the Klein Karoo", is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale.

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