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The winter months are gentle and moderate, while the summer is warm without being uncomfortable.
There’s a fairly high level of rainfall in winter, which explains the lush forests, rushing rivers and bright, blooming flowers of the region.
What’s more, you can add a touch of history to your nature trail by visiting the Nelson Bay Cave, a remote archaeological site that shows evidence of human habitation stretching back for more than 120,000 years! It’s an indigenous forest full of wildlife and scattered with a magical mixture of waterfalls, rivers, gorges, and beaches.
Not only is Tsitsikamma a natural paradise, it’s also the adventure playground of the Garden Route with all kinds of toe-tingling activities up for grabs, from bungee-jumping to treetop canopy touring and zip lining to snorkelling.
Oudtshoorn is also home to the Cango Caves, a network of incredible rock chambers over 20 million years old complete with some of the largest stalagmite formations in the world.
Monkeyland is a small primate sanctuary with a lot of heart set in the forest just 16km from Plettenberg Bay.
With so much to see and do, it’s definitely not something to rush, so we recommend a minimum of 2 to 3 days or more if time allows.
Ambling along the Garden Route at a leisurely pace will give you time to soak up the scenery, spend a few nights in totally unique places and set off on some adventures that you’ll never forget!
This is especially true if you’re planning your holiday to South Africa between December and March, as these are the busiest months.It will, without a shadow of a doubt, be one of the main highlights of your South Africa holiday!This magnificent landscape combines with a warm Mediterranean climate, making the Garden Route a perfect cocktail of sunshine and scenery.Today, the secret about the splendour of the Garden Route is well and truly out.It’s now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of Africa, let alone South Africa.