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Garden Route: Slang River to Tsitsikamma

Listed under Road Trips in Western Cape, South Africa.

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With several forest and marine reserves, and offering snorkelling, scuba diving, boat trips to see dolphins, whales and sharks, hiking, abseiling, parasailing, golf, kayaking and more, South Africa’s Garden Route offers the country’s best beaches, lagoons and scenic road trip. Wedged in-between the Indian Ocean and the mountains, it would be as easy to take a week or a year to explore all on offer, eating as much brilliantly fresh seafood as required (especially oysters at Krysna). Surfers have two options for paradise: Victoria and Mossel Bays. Highest bungee jump in the world from the top of Bloukrans Bridge is great for vertigo…

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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“South Africa: How to Do the Garden Route”

By Cindy-Lou Dale for Time First Published Jun 3, 2009 Find yourself on the southern edge of Africa with 48 hours to spare and a good set of wheels at your disposal? Then set the GPS coordinates for Franschhoek in the Western Cape, and from there take … Read more...

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I completed the Garden Route earlier this year. It is simply stunning. So many unspoilt coves and towns.

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