Welcome to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo – a corner of Africa that is so unique, so astonishingly beautiful that it has been called “A Taste of Eden” – Your Taste of Eden. The Garden Route is a mosaic of silent, mysterious forests, sweeping lakes and wetlands, empty, unspoilt beaches and narrow, winding passes that lie between Gouritsmond in the West and Storms River in the East.
The Garden Route stretches along the Southern Cape coast from Slang River near Heidelberg, eastwards to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River and has a variety of exquisite flora and fauna, ranging from magnificent fynbos and protea species to dense tropical forests in the east. The Klein Karoo, a narrow valley constrained by rugged mountains to the south and north, is a semi desert broken by lush river valleys.
Cross the soaring, purple-blue Outeniqua Mountains and you will discover the stretching horizons and drier, more open beauty of the semi-arid Klein Karoo – from Heidelberg in the East, through the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn, past Uniondale and into the citrus-rich Langkloof in the West.
And throughout these fascinating and varied landscapes, the threads that bind them all together are the wonderland of our indigenous fynbos and the warmth, friendliness and hospitality of the people who live here.