Two Oceans Tours

Cape Town Tours - Garden Route Tours

Cape Town Tours, South African Tours & Safaris - Specialising in the Western Cape and Garden Route areas

 

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo

The Garden Route has a Mediterranean Maritime climate, with moderately hot summers, and mild to chilly winters. It is one of the richest rainfall areas, most of which occurs in the winter months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean. Any time of the year is good for visiting the area, depending if you enjoy a peaceful retreat during the winter months, or a bustling holiday destination during the summer.

Photos Ian Flemming

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo spans from Witsands whale birthing haven in the west to Plettenberg Bays beach, polo and party-going pleasures. Then there’s the arid geological basin along the interior wedged between the fynbos-rich Heidelberg in the west and Uniondale’s eastern sheep farming and rock art treasures.

It’s all about an abundance of blue skies, white sand beaches, rolling oceans, mountain scenery, indigenous fynbos, ostrich antics and local hospitality. A place where you can travel along routes where you are often alone on the open road or make for the malls and beaches on packaged tour comforts. Golden vineyards, sun-drenched orchards, pin-drop-silent forests, sweeping lakes and birds eye view passes add to the mix.

Beach junkies are spoiled for choice. Stilbaai's assets include treasures from the Stone Age and the Khoi people. Mossel Bay and Albertinia share the pleasure of bungee jumping thrills with Plettenberg Bay. Mossel Bay prides itself on offering the diverse experience of game viewing and that of stringing a hammock along beaches in the world’s second most temperate climate. Wilderness and Sedgefield are in the Lakes Region, while golf, green coastal treasures and malls rate among George and Knysna's endless offerings.