There are very few places in the country that can boast such a diversity of natural places of beauty as the Western Cape. The Garden Route follows the coastline of the Indian Ocean on the Eastern Cape Coast, between a belt of mountain ranges, the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains inland. The Garden Route enjoys one of the mildest and most equable climates, with unspoiled golden beaches, beautiful lagoons and estuaries and boasts more than 250 species of birds.
The Garden Route stretches along the coastal plateau at the foot of the mountains, through a quiet world of high, primeval forests, and deep gorges rushing clear mountain streams to the sea.
Enjoy a fairy-tale steam train ride through the Lake District on the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe! Explore the depths of the primeval forests, where the last of the Knysna elephants live their secret lives. Drive to the top of the Knysna Heads to view a spectacular vista of land and sea!
The Cape Peninsula, with Cape Town and the Wine Route, is one of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations with an absolute plethora of attractions. Table Mountain and its Aerial Cableway has become a renowned icon and is famous throughout the world for its majestic setting.
The whole of Table Mountain is a nature reserve, and there are countless footpaths and nature trails leading up along its slopes. Over the century’s visitors have marvelled, not only at the peninsula’s natural splendour, but also at the cultural diversity of the Mother City.