Activities,  South Africa

The 4 best stops on the Garden Route in South Africa

Enjoy the landscapes of the Garden Route in South Africa (garden route in French) and these best activities during the 4 hours by car that separate Plettenberg Bay from Addo Elephant Park. The day will be full of emotion with the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, the internationally famous super tubes of the surf spot of Jeffreys bay or the adventure activities offered at The Crags et Storms river.

Bungee jumping at Bloukrans Bridge next to Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's Garden Route

Bloukrans Bridge and its bungee jumping is in our guide to the best stops on the Garden Route in South Africa

The first stop on this part of the Garden Route in South Africa is at Bloukrans Bridge where the bravest can jump off the bridge. This is the highest commercial bungee jump in the world approved by Guinness World's Records so sensations guaranteed! We advise you to Reserve in advance because they are often full. Plus, you'll be able to plan your departure time from Plettenberg Bay to suit your time slot. If that can reassure you, the Face Adrenalin Bungy team is very professional and immediately puts you at ease. So much so that even the people in our group who didn't want to do it ended up regretting not having booked!

Road trip to the end of the South African Garden Route: Jeffreys Bay and its surf spot

Jeffreys Bay and its surf spot is in our guide to the best stops on the Garden Route in South Africa

The second stop on this part of the Garden Route in South Africa is at Jeffreys bay. This city is known worldwide for these super tubes Watching the surfers come off the reels is amazing. Enjoy the show from the beach north of the city or try your luck in the water (on the small waves…)! It was personally the first time we see this kind of wave in real life and not just in a Red Bull video! Really great!

The optional stops on the Garden Route of South Africa: The Crags and Storms River near Plettenberg

The Crags and Storms river are in our guide to the best stops on the Garden Route in South Africa

The Crags et storms river on the Garden Route in South Africa are also stops that you can consider if you are not a fan of surfing or thrills! The Tsitsikamma National Park offers many adventure activities such as MTB circuits, tree climbing or alternatively raft rapids ! If you feel like it you can spend the day there.

Tip for sleeping in Addo Elephant Park's most strategic guesthouse in South Africa

The B&B Zuurberg Mountain Village on South Africa's Garden Route is the best hotel near Addo Elephant park thanks to its fabulous location and affordable prices

If you choose to go on safariAddo Elephant Park the next day, it is best to choose a hotel closest to the reserve because most animals go out very early in the morning (or in the evening at sunset). It is therefore ideal to start your safari at dawn. We chose to sleep at the B&B Zuurberg Mountain Village which is located right at the entrance to the national park and it was a very good strategic choice that we highly recommend. In addition, perched on the hill opposite, it offers a magnificent view of the reserve!

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However, if you want to treat yourself to an exceptional night for a honeymoon or other, then we recommend the prestige of staying directly IN the reserve. Discover our article on our favorite lodges inside Addo Park.

Gorah, located in a private reserve of Addo Elephant park on the Garden Route, is one of the best safari lodges in South Africa

Save money with the best tips to sleep in Port Elizabeth at the end of the Garden Route

Once the garden route is finished, if you leave by plane from Port Elizabeth the next day, it is better to save on accommodation here to afford an exceptional night elsewhere because the city is nothing special. We therefore recommend three correct establishments to spend the night:

Sir Roys At The Sea is the best place to sleep in Port Elizabeth at the end of the Garden Route in South Africa

Sir Roys At The Sea is ideally located on the seafront, close to restaurants and the hotel is served by the Baz Bus.

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Treetops Guesthouse is the best place to sleep in Port Elizabeth at the end of the Garden Route in South Africa

Treetops Guesthouse is close to the airport if your flight is early the next day.

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Lungile Backpackers is the best place to sleep in Port Elizabeth at the end of the Garden Route in South Africa

The hostel Lungile Backpackers offers the lowest prices and is served by Baz Bus.

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For more information, you can read our article: Best hotels, b & bs and hostels in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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