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Garden Route

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Visit The Garden Route

South Africa’s fabled Garden Route stretches some 204 kilometres from Mossel Bay in the west to Stormsriver in the east, belying its relatively small size by offering one of the most varied tourism experiences anywhere in the country. 

The focus here is on outdoor adventures, with beautiful beaches to relax on, forested national parks to explore, ocean safaris to enjoy and some of the finest golf courses in all of South Africa. Quaint villages are found everywhere you look and the region is renowned for its outstanding cuisine, especially the seafood. The backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains make this one of the most aesthetically pleasing parts of the county and sundowner drinks are always a special affair.

The variety of accommodation on offer here is perhaps the largest anywhere in South Africa, but as with everywhere we offer, we only work with a small range of hand-selected lodges and hotels that we know will deliver an incredible experience to our clients.


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Missy & Harry

Absolutely amazing holiday. Garonga is heaven! We did everything possible and our guide was brilliant and hilarious. I can definitely recommend True Travel for their excellent advice and professionalism – they clearly are very knowledgeable about where they send their clients and made sure we had a worry-free holiday that perfectly suited us. We were particular grateful for the collection off our flight and help onto our transfer in Johannesburg, which included a very nifty queue jump due to their reputation!

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