The Garden Route, called also gardens road, is a famous scenic road in South Africa which runs for 200 km along the southern coast. The Garden Route begins between the cities of Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertinia and ends at the Tsitsikamma Forest, a giant trees forest that seems enchanted.
I recommend you to visit the Tsitsikamma National Park, that features those two areas: one is close to the sea and another one is a forest where you can find different species of teeming birds
At Tsitsikamma you can bungee jumping from the Bloukrans Bridge, a bridge with one of the higher arch in the world. I slept in an absolutely stunning cottage and it was wonderful, the energy of that place is so contagious! There are a lot of things to do, personally I really enjoyed the Canopy Tour, an unforgettable experience!
The Garden Route runs between Indian Ocean with its water lapping on the beaches of the coast, and on the opposite side the high mountains that seem to run with the cars passing on the street. You will see also through charming towns with an untouched nature where you can do anything you want, especially golf.
Driving along the Garden Route you’ll often find monkeys that will cross the street, so be careful! Honestly there’re a lot of things to do and see along this wonderful road, from taking a tour to the Cango Caves, which are a system of caves and natural “chambers” located just outside Oudtshoorn town, to taking a walk on an amazing suspended bridges over the ocean, a lovely experience.
Along the Garden Route you will also find one of the best places to spot whales and dolphins from the land. Robberg Beach is famous for its sightings. In October it held also the ‘Hermanus Whale Festival’ to celebrate the return of these huge whales in Walker Bay. You can’t miss it!