The Garden Route is a popular holiday and retirement destination. Coming from Cape Town, it begins around Albertinia which is a tiny and not too exciting place. Give it a miss. The first coastal town is Mossel Bay (Mussel Bay). Mossel Bay is hardly a town. It is a big place and the road passes through the outskirts of it.
|Garden Route steps leading to beach|
The other end of the Garden Route is at the Storms River Mouth. Place names like Natures Valley and Lake Pleasant give a clue to the beauty that this area holds. A mix of lakes, lagoons, estuaries, rivers, forests and mountains are what make it such an attractive place.
You can get there by hiring a car and driving. Visit these links for price comparisons of the various car hire companies in South Africa - option 1 and option 2 and lastly option 3. The roads have recently been re-done and long queues seem to be over for the most part. The views along the way are special.
|Dwarf and mini horses for kids to stroke. This is Henry.|
Bus companies to consider are Baz bus which is a hop-on hop-off bus. Links to other inter city coach bus operators are Intercape, Greyhound and Translux.
Maybe you might like to do a motorbike trip through the Garden Route? Follow these links - MotoBerlin and AdMo. Have yourself a Harley holiday.
I would be wary of the intercity trains. I read the local news and I don't feel I can recommend them. The Blue Train or a special train is fine.
|Garden Route sand and castles|
There are organised cycle tours. I have included a link for those who would relish a chance to sit on a saddle and cycle - mountain biking in South Africa.
I would strongly discourage anyone from hitch hiking in South Africa. And I'm not sure I would couch surf either. I know of people who have done some couch surfing in SA, and maybe it's just me, I don't like to take that sort of risk.
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