The Garden Route
Imagine Norwegian fjords covered with jungle, in tropical temperatures, and with African animal species. Not so easy, is it?
But they do exist. The Garden Route, with its fantastic Tsitsikamma National Park is just that and more. Visit the Wilderness with its lakes and the empty, almost cosmic beach. Shop in Knysna, the Venice of Africa, with a beautiful forest and an elephant park nearby. Go to Heads and let your soul enjoy the views almost out of this world, where ocean waves roaringly strike against the high cliffs. Bungie jump off the highest bridge in the world (216 meters), go water rafting down the wild Storms River, and then relax on the empty beaches in Plettenberg where, during the season, you can enjoy the singing of the whales which arrive there to give birth to their young. You will experience relaxation that will exceed your wildest dreams. Visit the Cango Caves – one of the largest caves in the world. Go to one of the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn, where some descendants of Polish Jews made a fortune selling ostrich feathers which all the respectable 19th century ladies wanted to attach to their fashionable hats. If you weigh less than 75 kg, you can even ride an ostrich.