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Garden Route, Knysna Overview

The Garden Route is 300 km of unadulterated beauty. Stretching from Mossel bay to Plettenburg Bay, the coastal road is adorned with several beautiful lagoons, beaches, lakes and forest-parks. Check out the best things to do here!

The Garden Route is full of attractions and fascinating locations you just cannot afford to miss. There are so many things to see and do along this stretch that you'll find yourself spending a whole lot of time exploring it. It has some of the best beaches along the coast, while containing some picturesque lagoons, lakes and forest, and also 12 top class golf courses for those who can't stay away from a game even during vacation! The Garden Route National Park is an experience to definitely have. It's vast lands and lush greenery provide you with some fantastic scenic views and activities. Many hiking trails will take you through the diverse flora and fauna and also across the various rivers and lakes. Many boating and fishing activities in the region are very popular. It's also a hotspot for birdwatchers. Not just that, along the forests of the Route, there are several hikes and trails of particular interest which you should definitely check out, like the Garden of Eden, and the Circles in the Forest which are hugely popular among visitors. The Kynsna Lagoon also is the most famous attraction of the region, naturally protected by the two cliffs called the 'Heads'. You can enjoy picturesque views and a wonderful time at the lagoon through the various boat tours that will guide you through the iconic location. Views from the heads are some of the best in the region, stretching far out into the Indian Ocean. The Kynsna Elephant Park is also located along the Garden Route and the elephant walks are a favourite family activity!

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