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Garden Route Life is all about it’s people, people more open by nature!

The Garden Route’s name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here, as diverse as the people who live here. At GRL we are passionate about this paradise route, and we believe the beauty of these towns, are their people.   But the people within them are less connected.   Yet we are all yearning for a sense of place.   All seeking to belong.   We all want to connect and share, to feel accepted and supported by the community our cities, country and globally! GRL want to create fellowship between each other, sharing common attitudes, interest and goals.   We share real concern for the area and impact to the locals.   Proud of our local businesses, where the community do business with people not with companies. Proudly Garden Route resident and Proudly South African, we plant this garden because we believe in your tomorrow.


Garden Route a jewel!

For GRL a pearl necklace, a beautiful string of pearls stretching from the coast of Mosselbay the mouth of Storms River to Jeffreys Bay the pendant.  This route takes travelers through picturesque towns, indigenous forests and across lagoons and lakes.   The mild climate makes this a year around adventure destination. Hike through lush forests and Cape Fynbos, zip from tree to tree. Explore the forest on horseback, listen out for the cry of the elusive Knysna Loerie and spot its vivid green and scarlet wings as it flies through the forest.   If you are in need of a high adrenaline kick, stop at the Bloukrans River Bridge, where you are guaranteed a thrill of a lifetime on the highest commercial bungy jump in the world.   Concerned about taking the 216m drop?   Chat to Mohr Keet, current Guiness World Record holder as the oldest person to jump at the age of 96.

The heart of the Garden Route is Knysna, surrounded by forest and situated along a lagoon, whose waters are protected from the open sea by sandstone formations known as The Heads.   Paragliding, kloofing and abseiling are all great ways to explore this picture perfect setting.   Dive below the surface to spend time with endangered seahorses and join a sailing trip or spend a few nights on a houseboat in the lagoon. Walk hand-in-trunk with the elephants near Plettenberg Bay or see the coastline from above on a skydiving adventure.   Next turn your attention seaward for more unique experiences.   Dive with seals, go shark cage diving, join a deep sea fishing expedition, paddle a seakayak or take the opportunity to catch a sight of southern right whales or dolphins.

Across the Outenique Mountains you find the valley of the Little Karoo.   The main town of the region is the farming hub of Oudtshoorn, home to the world’s largest population of ostriches.   Test your ostrich riding skills and then take a short drive further north. Here near the Swartberg Mountains is an underground wonder – the Cango Caves. The vast halls and dripstone formations are an awesome sight and the more adventurous will revel in exploring tunnels, holes and cracks with fitting names like Lumbago Alley, Devil’s Chimney and The Coffin. Across the Swartberg Mountains, you enter the Karoo.   The best place to experience pure stillness is in this vast landscape.   The Karoo presents the perfect playground to get those boots dirty on an off-road adventure. Back to the coastline, spectacular rugged cliffs, rich sea life and rough seas offers a wide variety of sea based adventure activities.   Deep sea fishing in picture perfect St Francis Bay; from boat trips and excellent Scuba diving to surfing at iconic J-Bay (Jeffreys Bay), one of the most famous surfing destinations in the world.

The adventure continues!