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Robberg Nature Reserve (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)
Ranked #1 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
Ranked #2 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: An unforgettable evening of live music and traditional South African food in the intimate setting of the home of the... more » Owner description: An unforgettable evening of live music and traditional South African food in the intimate setting of the home of the performers. « less
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Swartberg Pass (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
Ranked #3 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Scenic Drives
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Radical Raptors (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)
Ranked #4 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: RADICAL RAPTORS is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness, and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of... more » Owner description: RADICAL RAPTORS is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness, and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey. Flying displays: a variety of trained non-releasable birds of prey are free flown around and to you as an opportunity for you to spectate, participate and photograph these magnificent birds in natural surroundings.Show Times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm Closed Mondays except public and school holidays « less
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #5 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Tours; Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of... more » Owner description: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of the lesser cats of South Africa, as well as Cheetah and Leopard. We guarantee sightings of African Wild Cat, Blackfooted Cat, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah and Leopard. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner « less
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #5 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Tours; Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of... more » Owner description: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers your guests the opportunity for a close, safe, inter-active encounter with all of the lesser cats of South Africa, as well as Cheetah and Leopard. We guarantee sightings of African Wild Cat, Blackfooted Cat, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah and Leopard. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner « less
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Knysna Heads (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #7 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Geologic Formations
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Knysna Elephant Park (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #8 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos

The Knysna Elephant Park is situated outside of Knysna, on the way to Plettenberg Bay. Upon arrival, visitors can head to reception to book a time when they will be taken to the... more »

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Birds of Eden (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #9 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to... more » Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to over 3,000 birds of around 220 species. Birds of Eden is situated in The Crags 16km East of Plettenberg Bay (next to Monkeyland in South Africa) off the N2. « less
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Birds of Eden (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #9 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to... more » Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to over 3,000 birds of around 220 species. Birds of Eden is situated in The Crags 16km East of Plettenberg Bay (next to Monkeyland in South Africa) off the N2. « less
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Simola Golf (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #11 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #12 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: National Parks
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Outeniqua Transport Museum (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #13 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Specialty Museums
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Black Horse Trails (Wilderness, South Africa)
Ranked #14 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails.... more » Owner description: At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails. We are a relaxed and friendly bunch with whom you can enjoy a precious few hours of your holiday time, in a true animal crazy environment.The beautiful Friesian horse is our breed of choice for our trail riding due to their friendly, easy going temperaments and good manners.We have suitable steeds for any level of experience you may or may not have on a horses back, everyone is welcome! « less
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The Cango Caves (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
Ranked #15 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these caves are still worth a visit for their eerie dark... more » Owner description: Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these caves are still worth a visit for their eerie dark tunnels and stunning limestone formations. « less
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Buffalo Bay (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #16 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Buffalo Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and great surfing conditions. It is also ideal for walking (all the way to... more » Owner description: Buffalo Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and great surfing conditions. It is also ideal for walking (all the way to Brenton on Sea) and fishing. « less
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #17 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. Experienced... more » Owner description: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. Experienced rangers guide one-hour tours through Monkeyland’s indigenous forest in English, Afrikaans, German, Italian, French, Italian and Spanish. More than 450 primates free-roam the Monkeyland’s forest. The sanctuary is situated 16km East of Plettenberg Bay off the N2. « less
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #17 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. Experienced... more » Owner description: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. Experienced rangers guide one-hour tours through Monkeyland’s indigenous forest in English, Afrikaans, German, Italian, French, Italian and Spanish. More than 450 primates free-roam the Monkeyland’s forest. The sanctuary is situated 16km East of Plettenberg Bay off the N2. « less
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Featherbed Nature Reserve (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #19 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site, No.59. It is a pristine piece... more » Owner description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site, No.59. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only.In order to protect the splendour of the natural beauty, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are limited and visits are only permitted in the company of the Reserve's specialist guides. « less
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Cango Wildlife Ranch (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
Ranked #20 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s premier tourism attractions. Conveniently... more » Owner description: Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s premier tourism attractions. Conveniently situated en route to the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn, the Ranch offers visitors a huge variety of awe-inspiring activities at one location for a value-packed price – suitable for the whole family and open 365 days a year! In addition to our wonderful animal encounter programs, where you can stroke a cheetah and touch a tiger, the Ranch also offers two Firsts: Lemur Falls – the first interactive Lemur experience in Africa! - and Crocodile Cage Diving - a World First - where you can test your mettle against the dangerous gaze of a Nile Crocodile via a steel cage lowered into their watery domain! As a PAAZAB(African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) accredited facility, a proud member of WAZA(World Association of Zoos and Aquariums), and a multiple winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, Cango Wildlife Ranch remains a unique world-class facility which strives to provide conservation through education by means of various conservation projects, initiatives and informative guided tours! A significant percentage of all proceeds go straight back into our conservation initiatives providing you with ethical and unforgettable fun and memories. For unlimited adventure for the whole family – visit Cango Wildlife Ranch! « less
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Wilderness National Park (Wilderness, South Africa)
Ranked #21 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: National Parks
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Knysna Lagoon (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #22 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Bodies of Water
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Brenton on Sea (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #23 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a... more » Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents. « less
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Lawnwood Snake Park (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)
Ranked #24 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Garden Route Trail (Wilderness, South Africa)
Ranked #25 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Trails
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Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort (Mossel Bay, South Africa)
Ranked #26 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Golf Courses
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Plett Puzzle Park (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)
Ranked #27 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Parks
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Margaret's Viewpoint (Knysna, South Africa)
Ranked #28 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Lookouts
Owner description: On the road to Brenton on Sea, Margaret’s Viewpoint provides a majestic view of the Knysna Lagoon, Lake Brenton and Belvidere... more » Owner description: On the road to Brenton on Sea, Margaret’s Viewpoint provides a majestic view of the Knysna Lagoon, Lake Brenton and Belvidere Estate. Named after well known Knysna conservationist, Margaret Addinal, who persistently campaigned for the view point installation. « less
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
Ranked #29 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Category: Farms
Owner description: Safari Ostrich Farm, established in 1956, welcomes you to the ostrich capitol of the world -Oudtshoorn. Our knowledgeable... more » Owner description: Safari Ostrich Farm, established in 1956, welcomes you to the ostrich capitol of the world -Oudtshoorn. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through all aspects of ostrich farming at Safari, where you will be able to see large numbers of these unique and ancient birds. Safari Ostrich Show Farm, is the first show farm in South Africa where the Kenyan Red and Zimbabwe Blue ostriches as well as the local South African breed can be viewed. Experience our fun-filled and interesting guided tour and we will ensure your visit will be an unforgettable one. « less
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary (The Crags, South Africa)
Ranked #30 of 96 attractions in Garden Route
Owner description: Jukani is the home of rescued predators and other wildlife where the focus is on conservation and education, specifically on... more » Owner description: Jukani is the home of rescued predators and other wildlife where the focus is on conservation and education, specifically on the plight of predators both in captivity and in the wild all over the world.At Jukani you can see most of the larger cats such as lion, Bengal and Siberian tiger, jaguar, leopard, cheetah, puma, caracal and serval together with rarer species such as white lions and tigers and black leopard.The sanctuary is also home to other predators such as African wild dog, hyena, jackal, honey badger and zorilla together with other wildlife such as zebra, springbuck, raccoons and a variety of species of snake.Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a tour of the sanctuary and introduce you to its inhabitants whilst offering a wealth of interesting and fascinating information regarding each of the species.A visit to Jukani is not just about viewing big cats, it is an informative experience at a sanctuary where the animal’s physical and emotional needs are placed first and foremost. Unlike some other facilities, the cats here do not breed and cubs are not removed from their mothers to be ‘cuddled’ by visitors. These cubs often end their days as trophy hunter’s prey.Jukani is a sanctuary, a place of refuge where the wildlife is treated with respect and protected from hunting and other dangers in safe and natural surroundings.The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, a non-profit organisation (PBO No. 200/060 667/08) is the sole custodian of all the animals at Jukani, and therefore their future is secured.Jukani is funded by means of responsible eco-tourism and strives to achieve an effective balance between conservation and economic reality.A restaurant and curio shop is also available together with disabled access and facilities. « less
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