One of the most fabled regions in South Africa, the Garden Route is a veritable ‘Garden of Eden’, winding its way along the Indian Ocean between Heidelberg to the Storms River.
The journey along this famed stretch of coastline pass along truly fantastic scenery with mountain ranges, seaside villages, lakes, rivers and the lush Tsitsikama Forest. Dotted along the way are the coastal towns of Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay with their beautiful beaches, lagoons and rivers and also hot spots for many outdoor adventuring and adrenaline sports.
The range of activities is simply endless and for all ages including surfing, mountain biking, bird watching, kayaking and the highest bungee jump in the world from Bloukrans bridge. The Eastern Cape is sometimes referred to the province of great extremes, given its multiple biodiversity. Flanking the Indian Ocean it is naturally rich in fauna and flora with an abundant marine and bird life and boasts several national parks, game reserves and private concessions with award winning luxury Big Five safari lodges in a malaria free environment. One of the recommended attractions in proximity to Port Elizabeth is certainly the Addo Elephant National Park that serves as a beacon of eco tourism in this region.