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South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town

South Africa, Garden Route, Cape Town, Knysna, Port Elizabeth

Solo, Family without kids, Backpacking, Active/Adventure, City, Cultural / Historical, Beach
Spring, Summer, Fall
$$, $$$

One of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the world, the Garden Route of South Africa's south-eastern coastline and Kapstadt (Cape Town) offer a wealth of memorable experiences. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, extreme wildlife encounters, beaches, wine, unbelievable scenery, history, or the cosmopolitan delights of the city, South Africa's southern region has all of these experiences to offer in a single visit!

This guide provides a wealth of recommendations of the activities to do, unique lodging experiences, and what to eat and drink. Enjoy! 

Guide Highlights

Garden Route is best by car!
You'll find an itinerary for where to stop when driving the Garden Route, including a recommended duration to spend in each city.

Coffee, cocktails, vineyards, cafe's ... all here
The guide breaks down recommendations for all the culinary treats and delicious sips along the way.

Guide Features

Local Food
Foodie Favorites
Laid-back or Relaxation
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Hidden Gems


The Garden Route and Cape Town are one-of-a-kind experiences, but planning is needed to ensure you cross off everything on your bucket list. 

This guide has done that homework for you! In it you'll find: 

  • First and foremost the recommended experiences (wildlife viewing, zip line, beaches, etc.) 
  • Unique lodging experiences near each point of interest, and further recommendations for luxury experiences
  • Cafe, coffee, and vineyard recommendations to enjoy Al fresco dining, local hangouts, and recommendations in the Cape Winelands from locals we met on our visit
  • A packaging of the points of interest into a sample itinerary for driving the Garden Route by car


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