Friday, December 31, 2010

Garden Route - Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Looking to see the beautiful Coast of South Africa - take a roadtrip from Capetown to Port Elizabeth. This is about 5 to 7 day itinerary and highlights some of the beautiful coast scenery of Southern Africa.

Here but a few highlights on this roadtrip:
  • Hermanus - Go whale watching, horseback riding on the beach, or take a cruise or yacht charter to spot penguins and seals more.
  • Gansbaai - After Kruger National Park, Gansbaai is the second most visited location. Why is that? Its for the Great White Shark viewing! If you are brave enough to go down in a shark cage, you can see these sea predators in Gansbaai.
  • Pearly Beach - If you are looking for the ultimate white sandy beaches to laze around, then Pearly is the spot to go and relax.
  • Agulhas National Park - Go to the mysterious and most southern point of Africa. Explore the graveyard of ships, stunning nature trails and abundance of sealife at this national park.
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve - As part of the Whale Trail, a five hike through stunning coastal wilderness, this 34,000 ha reserve has something for all nature lovers.
  • Riversdale - travel inland to see the famous Sleep Beauty Mountain as well as colourful flora which comes alive during winter months.
  • Stilbaai (Still Bay) - A sleepy town on the southern coast with rich prehistoric history. Still Bay has calm waters for swimming and is an excellent spot for anglers.
  • George - Situated halfway between Capetown and Port Elizabeth, George is a delightful town with a unique history.
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve - See stunning dunes, coastal forest in this popularr nature reserve.
  • Nature's Valley - Also along the Garden Route is Nature's Valley, home to giant native trees, stunning rivers, and unpopulated beaches.
  • Garden Route National Park - Although its a relatively new park, Garden Route National Park has much to offer its visitors. Visit the ancient Tstisikamma Forest, enjoy the lakes, mountains, rivers and ocean - Garden Route National Park has it all.
  • Cape St. Francis - A surfers haven, Cape St Francis was a location in the Surfing Film, Endless Summer



  • Coast of Hermanus

    Dunes, De Hoop Nature Reserve

    View of Cape St. Francis from the Seal Point Lighthouse

    Lighthouse at Cape Agulhas

    Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma National Park


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