Garden Route and Whale Coast things to do

Garden Route and Whale Coast
Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farms

Ostriches might not be the first animal you think of when you think of South Africa, but these long-necked birds are a fascinating attraction in their own right. The town of Oudtshoorn is home to a large number of ostrich farms – visit to see these strange creatures strutting around and grab a token photo while you're there.

Garden Route and Whale Coast
Storms River

The Storms River winds through South Africa and is home to a number of popular spots for water sports and sightseeing. It's also where you'll find the eponymous Storms River village, which gives visitors a delightful insight into rural South Africa. Book onto a tour of the river and explore its banks either on foot or on a canoe.

Garden Route and Whale Coast
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

Venture into the heart of the Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest for a South African experience that will literally take you to new heights! Tread the top of the canopy, and pause on platforms surrounded by ancient Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. Up to a whopping 700 years old, these trees tell the historic tale of the forest.

Garden Route and Whale Coast
Whale Watching

Hermanus is considered one of the best whale-watching locations in the world. Boat trips are the best way to see these incredible creatures up close, and seasoned guides will take you to favoured migration spots, so you can watch them swim, breach, and feed. Make sure you bring your camera!

Garden Route and Whale Coast
Wilderness National Park

The Wilderness National Park sits in the middle of the Garden Route, between George and Knysna. This location boasts beaches, forests, rivers, lakes and mountains, and there’s loads of opportunity to engage in outdoor sports, such as hiking, canoeing, abseiling, fishing and paragliding. Take a day or two here, and try them all.

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