The Garden Route and the Little Karoo Travel Guide
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This region is a study in contrasts. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, forested ranges that shadow the coastline, trap moist ocean breezes, which then fall as rain on the verdant area known as the Garden Route. Meanwhile, these same mountains rob the interior of water, creating the arid semideserts of the Little and Great Karoo. Even within these areas, however, there is significant variety.
The region would not have such allure if it weren't for its exclusive seaside getaways and colonial manor houses, as well as its more rustic inland farms...read more
Most medium-size towns along the Garden Route offer a decent selection of restaurants, and the smaller towns of the Little Karoo usually have one or two...read more
Things To Do in The Garden Route and the Little Karoo
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No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That sign definitely says Ronnie's Sex Shop. And no, it's not a country brothel, nor does it purvey... Read more
Cetacean Central: Some of the best boat-based whale- and dolphin-watching in the world can be found at Plettenberg Bay. And although Plett is... Read more
Part of the beauty of the Garden Route and Little Karoo is found in the spectacular passes that connect the two and in those between the Little... Read more
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