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Garden Route

Herolds Bay is one of the Garden Route’s beach destinations only a few minutes from George. Being particularly centrally located, the Beach Village is the perfect base to do your day tips or Golf tours from.

Garden Route:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

The Garden Route (Afrikaans: Tuinroete) is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Heidelberg in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighboring Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative centre.

It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands.

Ten nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area as well as unique marine reserves, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. Various bays along the Garden Route are nurseries to the endangered Southern Right Whale which come there to calve in the winter and spring (July to December).

The Garden Route is home to the worlds highest bridge bungee jump, the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee, operated by Face Adrenalin.

Cango Caves:

29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lays the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountain

www.cangocaves.co.za

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure:

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure main attraction:

“foefie-slide” tour takes you on 8 cable rides over the Kruis River and down a ravine over 3 waterfalls. Each section has its own surprise, adventure, wonders and beautiful views over our fauna and flora

www.tsitsikammaadventure.co.za

Cloudbase Paragliding (Wilderness):

Based in the Garden Route town of Wilderness on the East Coast of South Africa. There are 24 flying sites within an hour’s drive. These range from easy coastal soaring to cross country thermals.

www.cloudbase-paragliding.co.za

Birds of Eden:

Birds of Eden, is the Garden Route’s very own world class free LD CLASS FREE FLIGHT BIRD SANCTUARY.

The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall.

www.birdsofeden.co.za

Monkeyland:

Monkeyland is the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary.

Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.

www.monkeyland.co.za

Hiking Trials:

Hiking trails in the Garden Route are very popular. Make sure the 8km Heritage Trail through the legendary Oubaai Golf Estate is on your list to do

www.gardenroute.co.za/info/trails/hiking/index.htm#herolds%20bay

Surf:

Herolds Bay, one of the popular beaches for Surfing. View the link below for more information on the superb experience you can expect

www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Herolds-Bay

Outeniqua Power Van:

For a unique experience try the Outeniqua Power Van, the railbus travelling from George on the Oudtshoorn railway pass.

www.local-info.co.za/outeniqua-power-van%E2%80%99s-railbus

Bowling:

For a fun family time, try Let’s Go Bowling.

www.letsgobowling.co.za

Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jumping:

Adrenalin junkies, check out Bloukrans Bridge Bungee

www.faceadrenalin.com

Sedgefield Old Cars:

If automotive nostalgia lies you close at heart, you have to stop at Sedgefield

www.sedgeclasscars.com

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours:

Be part of the ‘Green’ experience of Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

www.treetoptours.com

Knysna Elephant Park:

Visit the legendary Giants of the Knysna Woods, a true mygestic fairytale

www.knysnaelephantpark.co.za

Festivals:

  • KKNK, www.kknk.co.za
  • Sedgefield Slow Festival, http://www.slowfestival.co.za/
  • Bottomless Barrels Wine Festival, www.tramonto-venue.co.za/
  • Bush Lapa Music Festival www.heroldsbayecoresort.co.za
  • NRL Wines Trade Show, www.tramonto-venue.co.za/
  • SPCA Carols by Candlelight, Oubaai Hyatt Regency 044 851 1234
  • Strawberry Festival, www.redberryfarm.co.za
  • Vodacom George Cheese Festival, Outeniqua Primary School, Cathedral Street, George; Contact: Info Line: 082 032 4589

Sports Events:

  • Southern Cape Sports Tours, 0845178191
  • Outeniqua u/14’s, www.outeniqua.co.za
  • York Hockey, www.yorkhigh.co.za

 

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