Capetown & The Garden Route - The Garden Route (PDF Chapter)
This is the Garden Route chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cape Town & the Garden Route guidebook.
High on the must-see list of most visitors to Cape Town is the Garden Route, named for the year-round greenery of its forests and lagoons along the coast. It stretches some 200km from Mossel Bay to just beyond Plettenberg Bay.
- find beaches, gnarly surfing spots and a host of activities, including shark-cage diving and coastal hikes, at Mossal Bay
- visit George’s attractive old buildings and world-class golf courses or go for a superb mountain drive
- explore the gorgeous beaches, bird-rich estuaries, sheltered lagoons and densely forested hills of Wilderness
- hike, sail, mountain bike and sample home-grown oysters and local beer at Knysna
Coverage includes: Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Knynsa and Plettenberg Bay.
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