The Garden Route is a 300 kilometers stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa, which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. It includes a mix of golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists’ communities, retirement estates, modern malls, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast.

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One can find ancient woodcutter clans, fishermen, artists, thriving businesses along the Garden Route. The Bramon Wine Farm was recently established just outside Plettenberg Bay. This empowerment project has brought wine-making and its economic benefits, to the region.

Lonely Planet reports that the coast is dotted with excellent beaches, and inland one can find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills as well as the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo. Today we share pictures of this breath-taking site with you.

A Nature Reserve along the Garden Route in South Africa. Image: Wiki/ Dekokerd

 

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Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Cooling off in the Indian Ocean, Storms River mouth in the background. Photo by Nick Roux