Weekend Getaway: Getting Your Kicks on South Africa’s Garden Route

Got my tickets to South Africa today. I’m heading back to the continent for the 11th time in May. On the next adventure I am heading first to Durban to attend the Indaba Travel Show and then to my favorite city on the planet, Cape Town. I have nearly 10 days to play around Cape Town, so I’m considering heading back to the Garden Route, which I write about here in a post for AFKTravel.com, but maybe this time visit the Gondwana Game Reserve near Mossel Bay. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Meandering Along The Western Cape’s Stunning Stretch of Pavement: Driving The N2 between Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth


I’ve done it a half dozen times, but no matter how many times I drive the Garden Route, South Africa’s most famous road trip, it never gets old. There are simply too many new things to discover with each passing journey.

One thing that never changes about this drive, however, is the scenery. Covering a 100-odd-mile stretch of Indian Ocean coastline along the N2 highway — beginning east of Cape Town at Mossel Bay and finishing up around Storm’s River and the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park just west of Port Elizabeth – the scenery is some of the country’s most stunning.

The route follows the sea, but there is more than just surf and sand to see. The Garden Route has some of the largest indigenous forest tracks in South Africa and the…

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