Explore the Garden Route
Cape Town



The Garden Route Cape Town

Follow the N2 motorway east out of Cape Town over Sir Lowry's pass towards the Indian Ocean coast and on towards Port Elizabeth and you'll discover an abundance of Cape flora, scenic rolling hills, rocky gorges, green forests, quaint historic towns on sandy beaches, and many opportunities to watch Southern Right whales and dolphins frolicking in the waves.

Why not explore the Garden Route in comfort? Book a 4 day Guided Garden Route Tour

Be sure to download my useful guide: Your Garden Route Guide

Want to know more about Cape Town? Here's a comprehensive travel guide: Cape Town Travel Guide

For a map and range of selected accommodation on the Garden Route
go here: Garden Route Accommodation

A typical Garden Route coastal view

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Places you'll see on your Garden Route tour

Swellendam is an historic town situated on the N2 motorway 240km from Cape Town. It is a good base for tours to the Southern most tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas, the De Hoop Nature Reserve and trips to the semi desert regions of the Klein Karoo. Accommodation in Swellendam

Heidelberg is situated at the base of the Langeberg Mountains about 3 hours from Cape Town. It is known as the Gateway to the Garden Route and contains many buildings of historical interest. The nearby Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve offers beautiful fynbos, animals and bird watching.

The Garden Route Cape Town

Whale sounding off plettenberg Bay

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Want to explore the Garden Route in comfort? Book a 4 day Guided Garden Route Tour

More about the Garden Route Explore the Garden Route - part 2.

More great things to do in Cape Town: Cape Town Attractions





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