The Garden Route is a famous stretch of the coast of South Africa that is a popular road trip among tourists due to its breathtaking beauty. It's often compared to the PCH in California, but after driving along it we can say with confidence that the PCH is the ugly stepsister of the Garden Route.
|Tsitsikamma National Park|
As you drive down highway N2, you are sandwiched between the beautiful coast on one side and mountain ranges on the other. It's impossible to say which bay was the prettiest because they all looked like they should be on a postcard.
Our favorite area of the Garden Route was in Plettenberg Bay (or "Plett," as the locals call it). We planned to stay two nights and ending up forcing ourselves to move on after four nights.
|This view from our hostel is part of why we doubled our original planned days in Plett.|
While we weren't able to experience the whale watching that this coast is famous for, we still found plenty to do. There are wineries, hiking trails, beaches and so much more. Each night after watching the sunset we would sit around one of the many fireplaces at our hostel sipping wine and recounting our day before heading to bed exhausted.
|Hiking Robberg Island on Yemi's birthday|
|Beach time at Plettenberg Bay|