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Interesting Garden Route Towns to visit

Travelling along the Garden Route from Cape Town (west) to Port Elizabeth (east) the main towns are:

Heidelberg - considered the beginning of the garden route this peaceful village can be found on the banks of the Duivenhoks River. 

Witsand - this small coastal town is considered to be the South African coastline 'whale nursery' - it is also a popular sea-side hotspot for kitesurfing, angling, watersports and deep sea fishing. 

Riversdale - an agricultural service area for farmers in the region, this town is found to the western most region of the garden route offering wonderful flaura, fauna, hiking trails, rivers and mountains.

Still Bay - the perfect holiday destination offering excellent clean sandy beaches where one can enjoy many water-related activities such as sailing, boating, waterskiing, kite surfing, windsurfing and surfing.  Other outdoor activities to be enjoyed : golf, cycling, mountain biking and tennis.

Albertinia - considered the countries aloe capital this town is the source of aloe juice used in the health and skin care industry.  This town is tucked away from the everyday fast pace of the modern world and has many interesting industries to visit including a dried flower, thatch and ochre industry.  Enjoy game drives, bird watching and scenic, tranquil surroundings.  The area is also a popular for its wines and wine tasting has become a popular tourist activity.

Mossel Bay -  situated half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth this is a popular resting point for international visitors to the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces.  The area has many beautiful beaches and many accommodation options for holiday makers.  Adrenelin sports include shark cage diving, ship wreck diving, bungi jumping and powerboating.  Watersports offered for the sports enthusiast are plenty and conventional sports such as horse riding, tennis, golf can be enjoyed.  Other activities include :: helicopter rides, sandboarding, skydiving.

George - the administrative capital of the Garden Route, George is a popular holiday and conference centre also offering ample accommodation options.  This city is known for its golf courses, Fancourt Golf Estate being it most well known. 

Wilderness - a seaside town situated a short distance from the city of Goerge, on the Garden Route.  Wilderness is well known for its lagoons, lakes, rivers and its white sandy beaches attracting visitors from around the world.  A true paradise for the ecotourist.  Peaceful and beautiful.

Sedgefield - a small seaside town on the banks of the Swartvlei estuary, perfect for canoeing and swimming. This is a place where you can be restful.  

Knysna -  the town is built on a large warm-water estuary between the Outeniqua Mountains and the sea fed by the Knysna River. The lagoon is home to the endangered Knysna seahorse.  It has 230 bird species and is surrounded by indigenous forests and plantations.  This is a popular tourist destination.

Plettenberg Bay - A thriving tourism destination with hotels, restaurants and shops to suit every taste. 20km of white sandy beaches include Robberg Beach, Central beach (at the Beacon Isle Hotel), Lookout Beach and Keurboomstrand (rough tides).