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Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
Knysna, South Africa
(044) 302 5600
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Knysna
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The route is breathtaking and every time you leave, you feel that you should have stayed for longer. It provides diverse holiday options for all alike: whether family centred, romantic, or adventure!

Visited March 2014
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“Very scenic wilderness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Excellent trip through the Garden Route with stunning scenery and an easy drive. Great variety with the mountains and greenery and so close to the coast. Knysna is such a delightful place and you feel so safe there.

Visited March 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Absolutely Brilliant!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The garden route has to be one of the nicest road trips on this planet. Really something to experience once in your life. Great places to visit along the route, beautiful views, what a great time. Well worth doing it at least once but if you are like me a dozen times and every time something amazing and new to see.

Visited May 2013
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“Garden route plus Oudtshoorn, Hermanus and the coast near Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Garden Route covers Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape) to Cape Town (Western Cape)and is approx 750km, however the wonderful trip I did with Southern Circle Tours and Safaris (Durban SA) was longer (approx 900km) well organised, wonderful accommodation and the guide Hans was great. The 4 day 3 night tour took in Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna Elephant Park (R260 extra -orphaned African elephants - see note) Knysna (overnight), inland to Oudtshoorn (overnight), an Ostrich Farm, the magnificent Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch (see note) Mossel Bay (overnight), Hermanus (whales July to Dec), and the beautiful coastal route via Gordon’s Bay to Cape Town. The Garden route lives up to it’s description as a beautiful scenic journey, and the “extras” included by Nic and Hans maximised the enjoyment of the journey. I would highly recommend Golden Circle Tours. Great value.

Note - Knysna Elephant Park was wonderful – it is obvious the Elephants are lovingly looked after in a large open area – an educational / elephant experience not to be missed

Note - Cango Wildlife Ranch – I did not like this at all. The animal areas were small and the place had a “circus”, rather than ”conservation” feel.

Visited February 2014
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“Stunning is the only word for The Garden Route.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Done The Garden Route many times and it never fails to amaze me how beautiful it is. Once leaving Somerset West near Cape Town, the magical scenery begins all the way. Have stayed in Hermanus, Swellendam ( which we love having a stop over, so quaint) Knysna, Storms River and of course the beautiful Plettenberg Bay. Fantastic Route, so much to do and see, would recommend it to one and all.

Visited March 2014
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