Celebrated for its dramatic natural beauty, the Garden Route is a wondrous strip of coastline and is the Western Cape's verdant oasis, striking a path of picturesque scenery the distance from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east, just over 200km. The Garden Route is flanked by mountain ranges and dotted with protected indigenous forests and sandy, family-friendly beaches. Heaven for outdoor enthusiasts, there’s hiking, bungee jumping, canoeing, surfing, and marine safaris.
- Knysna’s scenic lagoon and Plettenberg Bay’s beautiful beaches
- Whale watching between June and October
- Cliff-top hikes and ferry trips around the Knysna Lagoon
- Zip-lining through Tsitsikamma’s Indigenous Forest
- Ocean Safari
- Whale Watching
- White Water Rafting
Garden Route Map
Whether you want to observe the area's spectacular sea creatures underwater or from the shore, our expert guides reveal the typical marine life, as well as the endemic mammal and bird species, to expect in Garden Route
Cape Fur Seal
African Fish Eagle
Southern Right Whale
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favourites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mauritius
Super well organised, the transfers and check-ins all went really smoothly with no stress. The most amazing honeymoon, so special and memorable, and want to say a massive thank you xRead full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Trip of a lifetime! We had an incredible two weeks on our honeymoon thanks to Mahlatini! Caroline and the team made sure we had everything we needed, stayed in constant communication and helped us every step of the way. It was a huge relief letting them take the reins as we were still planning our …Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Seychelles
A trip of a lifetime. The planning truly planned off. We will have these memories forever.Read full review