Between May and October, 1,500 indigenous fynbos species burst into spectacular bloom and over 300 bird species offer birdwatchers a birdlife feast.  Unsurpassed whale and dolphin watching is found in Tsitsiksamma, Plettenberg Bay, Brenton on Sea, Mossel Bay, Stilbaai and Witsand.

Explore the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn, where nature played her artistic hand. Visit the Dias Museum Complex to see the Caraval - a replica of the sailing vessel in which Portuguese navigators rounded the Cape over 500 years ago.  Board the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train for a nostalgic steam journey along the spectacular coastal route to Knysna.

Treat yourself to cultivated oysters or locally brewed beer, and taste fine wines and world famous fortified wines along the Klein Karoo Wine Route.

Be challenged by the world's highest bungy and abseil sites, ostrich rides, shark-cage diving, blackwater tubing, aqua sports, 4x4 routes, paragliding and many more. For the enthusiastic golfer, the Garden Route is a golfing mecca for all levels of players, from amateur to the professional.  Play on the Fancourt Link, host to the 2003 Presidents Cup Challenge.

Whatever you are looking for, this magical region is waiting to be discovered.
The Garden Route and Klein Karoo
The Garden Route and Klein Karoo is a nature wonderland, unlike any other.  This corner of Africa so unique and magical that it's been called 'nature's garden', is an infinitely diverse region of natural beauty with rocky shores, mysterious forests, breathtaking mountains, lakes and vast open vistas.
With the world's second-most temperate climate, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo promises an all-round, unforgettable African experience.  With a bustling community in summer and an ideal winter retreat, sun seekers from around the world are drawn throughout the year.  Between the warm Indian Ocean and the imposing Outeniqua Mountains, lies the Garden Route's own Lake District within walking distance of white, sandy beaches.  Cross the mountains and move from lush green coastal forests into the contrasting 'big sky' vistas of the Klein Karoo.
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