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Garden Route National Park

  • The Storm's River Bridge in the Garden Route National Park
The Storm's River Bridge in the Garden Route National Park  © Anagoria, License

Garden Route National Park

Garden Route National Park



Established in March 2009, the Garden Route National Park covers about 1210 km2 of land - 605 km2 of this is indigenous forest. The park forms part of both the Western and Eastern Cape and is a popular tourist destination.

It would take you a lifetime to explore the entire park, so boredom is not something you need worry about whilst visiting. There are plenty of exciting hiking options to choose from which provide some of the most breathtaking scenery South Africa has to offer. If you're not keen on working up a sweat, you can choose to lounge on the beach while you listen to the waves crashing on the shore.

The Garden Route National Park is a birding paradise with 371 species of birds for you to spot. Of these birds, 45 species are vagrants and are not seen very often - but maybe you'll be one of the lucky few? 22 species of raptors have been spotted here, including the Crowned Eagle and the African Cuckoohawk. The KnysnaTuraco and the Narina Trogon are two of the most sought after species for bird watchers and can be easily heard and sometimes seen here.

The forest is also home to Bushbuck, Blue Duikers, Common Eland, Vervet Monkeys, Savanna Baboons, Cape Clawless Otters and Dassies. The park is also one of the best locations for whale watching, with no fewer than 15 species of whales and dolphins to be found.

Contact:
SA National Parks Reservations: +27(0)12 428 9111
Garden Route National Park: +27 (0)44 302 5600

Address:
Dumbleton road, Wilderness, 6560
Most people drive along the N2 highway north from Cape Town or south from Port Elizabeth. Another option is to fly to the town of George and hire a car.

When to visit:
Any time of the year is spectacular, but September is when the flowers start blooming and it is particularly pretty. Remember to take a raincoat with you, as the Garden Route experience rain all year round.


Nearby Listings
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Wishbone Waters
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Wishbone Waters

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

Garden Route

11.8 Km from Garden Route National Park

Wishbone Waters is located in the rural farming area of The Crags, 3km from the N2. Accommodation in the Little Wish self catering cottage will sleep 4-5 in 2 bedrooms. Local attractions within The Crags (5-7km) include: Birds of Eden, Tenikwa, Monkeyland

Natures Way Farm Stay Accommodation
Sleeps 31 in 7 units
From R 150
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 6 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Natures Way Farm Stay Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Natures Valley

Garden Route

12.2 Km from Garden Route National Park

Enjoy a farm stay on a working dairy farm - a great escape for a family! Milk the cows, enjoy the animals, explore our natural forest - a birding paradise! We have 3 cottages, a Farmhouse & an exclusive Campsite.

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek
Sleeps 28 in 7 units
From R 990
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 3 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

Garden Route

13.3 Km from Garden Route National Park

In the heart of the Garden Route, 10 minutes from Plettenberg Bay... 1000 miles from reality.

JaJoMaCa Self Catering Accommodation
Sleeps 10 in 1 unit
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

JaJoMaCa Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

Garden Route

16.7 Km from Garden Route National Park

Self catering accommodation available in Keurboomstrand on the scenic Garden Route. Accommodates up to 10 people (5 bedrooms). Also, it includes the following unique facilities and features: patio with built-in braai, lock-up garage, DStv, ...

Milkwood Glen 17
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 1250
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Milkwood Glen 17

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

Garden Route

17.2 Km from Garden Route National Park

Walk approx 100m to the private access Keurbooms beach. Here you will find a large wooden deck from where you can savour the spectacular panoramic sea view, whales breaching and dolphins dancing across the waves.

Alkantmooi Self Catering
Graded:
Sleeps 12 in 5 units
From R 1600
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Alkantmooi Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

Garden Route

17.3 Km from Garden Route National Park

We offer a beautiful, private and fully equipped luxury apartment with an open plan lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. All with a spectacular view. The lounge leads onto a covered wooden deck with gasbraai facilities, pool table and a ...

Ocean Watch Guest House
Sleeps 14 in 6 units
From R 1050
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Ocean Watch Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Garden Route

23.6 Km from Garden Route National Park

Ocean Watch Guest House is perfectly nestled against the coastal hillside of the beautiful Plettenberg Bay, an ideal spot to enjoy whale and dolphin watching.

River Club Villa 41
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1000
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

River Club Villa 41

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Garden Route

24 Km from Garden Route National Park

The River Club Villas is a sought after complex in Plettenberg Bay. This well appointed open plan 3 bedroom all en-suite garden unit is ideal for the family getaway. Only 10 minute walk to Beacon Island beach.

Cornerway House
Graded:
Sleeps 17 in 8 units
From R 1020
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Cornerway House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Garden Route

25.1 Km from Garden Route National Park

There are five individually decorated bedrooms all of which have there own private entrance. All have ensuite bathrooms with fridge, tea and real coffee, TV, a safe, fans for the summer and heating for the winter. Breakfast is served on the ...

Cashel Cottage
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1000
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Cashel Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

Garden Route

9.9 Km from Garden Route National Park

Nestled in the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, Cashel Cottage is the perfect place to relax and explore the many delights of The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Natures Valley and the Garden Route.

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