South Africa’s Garden Route is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It runs along the coast from Heidelberg in Western Cape to the Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park in Eastern Province. With a gorgeous climate (the second mildest in the world after Hawaii) and glorious towns, nature reserves and mountains, a trip along South Africa’s Garden Route is not to be missed.
1. Brenton on Sea
Encapsulated by the stunning flora rich Goukamma Nature Reserve, Brenton on Sea is one of South Africa’s Garden Route gems. A 500km drive from Cape Town brings you to the small coastal community, home to the Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve and some of the most incredible, completely untouched rugged coastal sceneries in the world. Virtually deserted apart from a few discreet holiday homes, Brenton on Sea is a magical seaside hideaway in nature’s valley.