The Top Frequently Asked Questions about the Garden Route

So you are planning your trip to the Garden Route and you want to make sure that you know as much as possible about this incredible destination before you arrive? In this, our latest blog, we have looked for some of the most frequently asked questions about the area to help you with your planning.

The Garden Route is a spectacular place which is precisely why each year so many people choose to make it their destination of choice. There is an old world feel about the area, and so many stunning places to visit, which is precisely why the Garden Route tour is one of those tours that is highly recommended to guests visiting the country. With so much to see and do here, you might think about spending at least a week or more here, and to spend that time doing and seeing as much as possible.

Because the Garden Route is such a different sort of holiday destination, many who visit here like to make sure that they know as much as possible about the destination before they arrive. This is especially important as some choose to do the Garden Route tour on their own, which means they miss out on some of the interesting things about the area, or they end up not planning the best possible tour. For that reason, and many others, this brief FAQ can be helpful, so let’s get into it.


Garden Route national lake in Knysna


  1. Where does the Garden Route start and end?

This is a matter that is often disputed, but officially the Garden Route starts in Mossel Bay and it ends in Storms River.

  1. What highlights are included in the Garden Route?

The Garden Route follows the N4 South African highway (which is well maintained, just in case you were worrying) and it’s most scenic attractions include Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, and Knysna.

  1. What’s the big deal about the Garden Route?

Seriously?! Everything about the Garden Route is a big deal! This tourist attraction covers some 300km of the most pristine South African coastline, and it is well known for its diversity in vegetation, its deep lagoons, its magical forests, its stunning lakes, and its lazy but breathtakingly beautiful beaches.

  1. Is it safe to do a self-drive through the Garden Route?

The roads are well maintained, which means the drive itself is safe so long as you only ever hire a car from the most reputable car hire place. You don’t want to suffer with a broken down vehicle. To make things that little bit safer, you should also consider rather booking a self-drive tour, as this will keep you in contact with the tour company, who you can call on if you land in trouble along the way.

  1. How many days do you need for a Garden Route tour?

Ideally, you should plan for at least 7 days. This will help you to really see it all and see it at your own pace. But if you are tighter on time, you should plan for at least 3 or 4 days to see it all.


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