Garden Route National Park

The Storm's River Bridge in the Garden Route National Park

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

Sleeps: 6

Cashel Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

9.9km South of center of 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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Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

Wishbone Waters

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

11.8km South of center of Garden Route National Park

Wishbone Waters is located in the rural farming area of The Crags, 3km from the N2. The house accommodates 8 easily, in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. The main living and dining area is open-plan to the kitchen and is a large and sociable area...

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Natures Way Farm Stay Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Natures Valley

12.2km South East of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 28 in 7 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

13.3km South of center of Garden Route National Park

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

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JaJoMaCa Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

16.7km South East of center of Garden Route National Park

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

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Sleeps: 4

Gulls Way

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

16.8km South of center of Garden Route National Park

Gulls Way is a refurbished wooden beach cottage, in Keurboomstrand, near Plettenberg Bay. The cottage has both sensational sea views, and a beautiful view of the indigenous forest on the other side of the house.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Milkwood Glen 17

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

17.2km South of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 10
From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

10 Keurbaai

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

17.3km South of center of Garden Route National Park

This comfortable, fully equipped, spacious self- catering beachfront family home outside Plettenberg Bay consists of 5 bedrooms. The house also has an immense tiled deck that surrounds it on 3 sides.

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Alkantmooi Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

17.3km South of center of 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 ...

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Sleeps: 4
From R 900,00
Per unit, per night.

The Dunes Resort, Unit No 130

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

17.6km South of center of Garden Route National Park

This luxury loft apartment (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) is situated at the 4 Star Dunes Resort on the Garden Route less than 10km from Plettenberg Bay town centre.

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