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Garden Route Sports Activities

Abseiling with AfriAbseil

Where? The Mill, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Abseiling with AfriAbseil, Garden Route
Abseiling means venturing down a rock face using ropes and other climbing equipment. AfriAbseil gives those with a yearning for adventure the perfect opportunity to test their abseiling limits while still enjoying some of the ...

Acrobranch Tree Top Adventure

Where? Timberlake Organic Village, N2 between Wilderness and Sedgefield, Garden Route
Acrobranch Tree Top Adventure, Garden Route
Acrobranch Tree Top Adventures located at the Timberlake Organic Village between Wilderness and Sedgefield along the pictureques and scenic Garden Route is well worth a visit for the whole family. Acrobranch Tree Top Adventures ...

AfriCanyon River Adventures

Where? The Mill, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
AfriCanyon River Adventures, Garden Route
Experience the thrill of exploring the Garden Route on an entirely different adventure. AfriCanyon invites visitors that are looking to combine the exquisite surrounds of Plettenberg Bay with a liberal dose of adrenalin to enjoy ...

Bergplaas MTB Route

Where? Bergplaas State Forest, 26 km from George, Garden Route
Bergplaas MTB Route, Garden Route
Where: Bergplaas State Forest, 26 km from George (get there along the 7 Passes Road Level: easy to difficult (there are steep climbs) Type of route: circular and return options along forestry tracks and 4x4 routes Best: all ...

Blackwaters River Lodge Mashie Golf Course

Where? Blackwaters River Lodge, Knysna, 6570, Garden Route, Western Cape
Blackwaters River Lodge Mashie Golf Course, Garden Route
Blackwaters River Lodge Mashie Golf Course is tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River, half way between Knysna and Sedgefield. Try the 18-hole mashie (pitch & putt), excellent for brushing up on your ...

Buffalo Hills MTB Trail

Where? Buffalo Hills Reserve, off R340 towards Wittedrif, Plettenberg Bay
Buffalo Hills MTB Trail, Garden Route
This 14 kilometer circular route is an easy route with some challenges and will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Starting at the Buffalo Hills Reserve reception, where a day fee is payable, you will ride through the ...

Canoeing & Cycling Tour in Wilderness

Where? Eden Adventures, Wilderness National Park, Garden Route.
Canoeing & Cycling Tour in Wilderness, Garden Route
We begin with just over an hour of canoeing up the Touw River as we pass majestic yellowwoods and milkwoods, we may catch a glimpse of a Malachite Kingfisher or Knysna Loerie. On our return, we stop for a short walk in the ...

Close Encounter Whale Watching

Where? 1 Hopwood Street, Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Close Encounter Whale Watching, Garden Route
Our Premium, Close Encounter cruises are conducted on our permitted whale watching vessel “Fatboy”. This permit allows our licenced boat to approach whales up to 50 metres. The whales may then move closer if they wish ... Whales ...

Day Sailing Charter with Springtide

Where? The Outeniqua Yacht is situated in front of Building 34 South.
Day Sailing Charter with Springtide, Garden Route
Springtide Sailing Charters gives you the opportunity to take a turn at the helm of the 50 foot yacht, Outeniqua. You will be able to sail through the Knysna Heads – one of the most notoriously difficult sea passages in the world ...

Deep Sea Fishing

Where? Garden Route Adventure Centre, 1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay, Garden Route.
Deep Sea Fishing, Garden Route
Deep sea fishing for the brave. Leaving early in the morning or even evening trips. These are for the fishing enthusiast and a fun and rewarding experience. Nothing needs to be taken on board execpt your own personal stuff. ...

Dolphin Paragliding

Where? Launch sites are available in George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield and Wilderness.
Dolphin Paragliding, Garden Route
The Garden Route of South Africa is unlike anything or anywhere else. It combines mountains, rivers, forests, beaches, and seaside towns in a vibrant, irresistible way that leaves little option for explorers but to come and ...

Eden to Addo Hike

Where? The hike starts in Knysna and ends in Addo.
Eden to Addo Hike, Garden Route
The Eden to Addo hike is considered by some as the longest, if not the toughest hiking trail in South Africa. Regarded as a 'mega' hike, the Eden to Addo entails an 18-day haul from Knysna to Addo and the Addo Elephant National ...

Eight Bells MTB Route

Where? Eight Bells Mountain Inn, Robinson Pass R328, Mossel Bay
Eight Bells MTB Route, Garden Route
This 47 kilometer circular route will take around 2 to 3 hours to complete. There are a number of public roads to ride on along the trail so you can vary the length of your route to suit you. You are bound to spot lots of ...

Electric Bike Rentals

Where? Thesen Island Harbour, Thesen Island, Knysna, Garden Route
Electric Bike Rentals, Garden Route
Knysna is one of the jewels of the Garden Route, known for its scenic lagoon and loved for its laid-back vibe. Thesen Islands is a massive estate and a Blue Flag Marina, built right on the lagoon and canals, making it one of the ...

Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail

Where? Fancourt, George, Garden Route, South Africa
Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail, Garden Route
Bring your own Mountain Bike or rent one from the Sports and Leisure Centre onsite and get on the Fancourt Mountain Bike Trail at Fancourt on the Garden Route in George. This 10 kilometer trail is about 35 minutes long and ...

Garden Route Horse Trails

Where? Farm 178, Diepriver, Wilderness, Garden Route
Garden Route Horse Trails, Garden Route
The Garden Route remains one of South Africa’s most beautiful attractions; and for good reason. It is alive with magnificent fauna and flora, assuring visitors from all over the word of spectacular vistas and magnificent ...

Garden Route Trail Park MTB Trails

Where? Dormehl Farms, Barrington, Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape
Garden Route Trail Park MTB Trails, Garden Route
The Garden Route Trail Park gets top marks for quality trail-building. It lies in the heart of mountain biking kingdom (the region boasts a few iconic trails, like Harkerville's Red Route) in the Knysna forest. Where: 30 ...

Go Surfing in Still Bay

Where? Still Bay, Garden Route
Go Surfing in Still Bay, Garden Route
Still Bay is famous as a surfing destination. The rocky Morris Point Cape above the Still Bay habour is a the preferred spot for advanced surfers. On most of days the waves roll into the bay in high water-tunnels and then slowly ...

Gourits Bridge Bungee Jump

Where? Please Note: The bridge swing and bungy have been stopped due to the unsafe bridge structure.
Gourits Bridge Bungee Jump, Garden Route
Please Note: The bridge swing and bungy have been stopped due to the unsafe bridge structure. This was the original African Bungy jump site established in 1989. At 65m above the Gourits River, this bungy jump offered a big ...

Gourits Bridge Swing

Where? The bridge swing and bungy have been stopped due to the unsafe bridge structure.
Gourits Bridge Swing, Garden Route
Please Note: The bridge swing and bungy have been stopped due to the unsafe bridge structure. Just as you thought you had done it all, the Gourits Bridge Swing looms ahead of you. This is the ultimate in flying without wings. ...

Harkerville MTB Trails

Where? Harkerville Forest, close to Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Garden Route
Harkerville MTB Trails, Garden Route
The Harkerville MTB trail near Knysna is 24 km of 72 per cent single track trail though forest, coastal path and plantation; an incredible ride. The red route qualifies as iconic. Many regard Harkerville as the birth place of ...

Hartenbos Waterpark

Where? Corner Kaap de Goede Hoop Ave and Port Natal Way, Hartenbos, Garden Route
Hartenbos Waterpark, Garden Route
On the corner of Kaap de Goede Hoop Ave and Port Natal Way in Hartenbos, you will find Hartenbos Waterpark, offering the biggest variety of water slides in the Western Cape. Come spend the day with us while enjoying our ...

Homtini MTB Trail

Where? Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site, Rheenendal, Knysna: Pick up a permit and map at Goudveld Forest Station entrance.
Homtini MTB Trail, Garden Route
Where: Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site, Rheenendal, Knysna Level: intermediate to difficult Type of route: 19 km circular route along jeep track, logging roads, and single track Best: can get rather muddy after rains, but the rest ...

Hydrofoiling on the Garden Route

Where? The Knysna Lagoon and Buffalo Beach are the perfect places to put your skills to the test.
Hydrofoiling on the Garden Route, Garden Route
Hydrofoiling has given new dimension to the worlds of surfing, paddle-boarding (on a SUP board), wakeboarding and kite-surfing. Around the world, it is still in its initial phases, with legends like Kai Lenny and Laird Hamilton ...

Kayak Hire With Knysna Charters

Where? Knysna Charters, Thesen Island Harbour, Knysna, Garden Route
Kayak Hire With Knysna Charters, Garden Route
Affordable, fun and satisfaction guaranteed! Hire a kayak, take your time, and head off to explore the beautiful Knysna Lagoon on your own schedule. Paddle out onto the lagoon, stop at a beach along the way, and enjoy the ...

Kitesurfing in the Garden of Eden

Where? Elemental Sport, Opposite the Lake Pleasant turn-off, Sedgefield, Garden Route.
Kitesurfing in the Garden of Eden, Garden Route
The lakes, estuaries and pristine beaches of our area offer kiting opportunities as diverse as anywhere in the world and is suitable for beginners through to expert kiters. At Elemental Sport we offer introductory lessons, ...

Knysna Scootours

Where? Based at Quay Four Restaurant at the Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna, Garden Route
Knysna Scootours, Garden Route
Knysna is, undoubtedly, one of the most treasured gems of the Garden Route in the Western Cape. It is a seaside resort town that offers stunning beaches, an expansive lagoon, mountains, forests, fynbos and more. There are a ...

Learn to Surf in Mossel Bay

Where? Surf Factory, Fields Street, Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape
Learn to Surf in Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Learn to surf in some of the sweetest surf spots on the Garden Route with the the longest running surf school on the Garden Route! Travelers from all around the globe have been taught to surf by "Bugs Billeon" since 1995, the ...

Ocean Sailing Charters

Where? Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa
Ocean Sailing Charters, Garden Route
Ocean Rhythm, our locally built, Knysna 44 foot sailing catamaran offers unequalled luxury, comfort and space. She explores the beautiful once called Baia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) today known as Plettenberg Bay. Experience the ...

Petrus-se-Brand MTB Trail

Where? Get your permit from the Diepwalle Forest station in Knysna
Petrus-se-Brand MTB Trail, Garden Route
Where: Diepwalle Forest, Knysna Level: easy to intermediate Type of route: 22.4 km (can do a 48 km return) from Diepwalle office to Garden of Eden via incredible indigenous forest, on forest track, logging roads and some ...

Plett Fishing Charters

Where? Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Plett Fishing Charters, Garden Route
After the big one that got away? Look no further than Plett Fishing Charters. They offer game fishing between the months of November to June, shark fishing from September to June and traditional bottom fishing. Equipment ...

Riversdale Riding School

Where? Riversdale Riding School, Kweekkraal Guest Farm, Riversdale, Garden Route
Riversdale Riding School, Garden Route
Riversdale Riding School is located on Kweekkraal Guest Farm in the beautiful Garden Route village of Riversdale. The farm is conveniently situated on the N2 about 300 kilometres from Cape Town. As a family owned business the ...

Sandboarding In Mossel Bay

Where? Surf Factory, Fields Street, Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape
Sandboarding In Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Love sandboarding? Head to Mossel Bay to experience the longest sandboarding dune in South Africa! Situated on a private farm 35 km just outside of Mossel Bay, Dragon Dune is a 320m ride that will pump pure adrenalin through ...

Sandboarding with Dune Adventures

Where? The tour starts from the Brenton-On-Sea carpark in Knysna. It is in a central location, a short drive away from George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay.
Sandboarding with Dune Adventures, Garden Route
Knysna Sandboarding is Garden Route activity run by Dune Adventures who have daily guided tours to experience the thrill of sandboarding. The trip is well suited for families, beginners and seasoned snowboarders. Sandboarding ...

Sea Kayaking in Plettenberg Bay

Where? Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.
Sea Kayaking in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Kayak with an experienced guide from Central Beach to Robberg Nature Reserve (Plettenberg Bay). This is an amazing experience and often you will kayak with dolphins right next to you. When you reach Robberg Nature Reserve you ...

Sea Kayaking with Dolphin Adventures

Where? Hopwood Street, Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay.
Sea Kayaking with Dolphin Adventures, Garden Route
Our Sea kayaking adventure allows us to explore wildlife and nature up close. Whether your interest is wildlife, sea kayaking, or exploration, enjoy your adventure with Dolphin Adventures. Experience the sea in a new and ...

Skydive in Mossel Bay

Where? Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay Airfield, Aalwyndal, Mossel Bay, 6500, Garden Route.
Skydive in Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Skydive Mossel Bay offers you the experience of a lifetime! Do a tandem skydive from 10 000ft strapped to an experienced tandem instructor and enjoy the thrill of free fall on your 1st jump! No experience required. After a ...

Skydive in Plett

Where? Robberg Road, on the right just before the Airport Buildings, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Skydive in Plett, Garden Route
This is definitely something for the adrenalin junkies, get your heart racing when you jump out of the plane with your tandem master and feel the rush of the 35 second free fall at 200 kilometres per hour. This is one of the most ...

Snorkelling With Seahorses

Where? Knysna Dive Charters, Knysna, Off N2, Garden Route
Snorkelling With Seahorses, Garden Route
Take a trip to Knysna and go snorkelling with the very charming Knysna seahorses. These brownish creatures are irresistibly cute and a must visit while in the area. Knysna is known for a few things - oysters, gorgeous homes, ...

Sprinbok Aviation

Where? We regret we are not currently recommending this provider.
Sprinbok Aviation, Garden Route
We regret we are not currently recommending this provider. Ever thought about learning to fly an aeroplane? For those who first want to experience the magic of flight before committing to training, introductory flights are ...

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Where? Tony Cook Adventures, Knysna, Garden Route
Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Garden Route
Stand up paddle boarding is becoming and extremely popular sport that can be enjoyed by all. Start at any age and ride the waves in the sea or paddle in the calmer waters of a lake, dam, river or canal. This super exciting sport ...

Start Sailing Adventure

Where? TH10 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna
Start Sailing Adventure, Garden Route
Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s most gorgeous gems. It is all about the massive lagoon and its gateway, which is created by the beautiful Heads (two massive sandstone cliffs that form a narrow entrance from the ocean into the ...

Storms River Walks and Hikes

Where? Storms River Village, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route
Storms River Walks and Hikes, Garden Route
Start: Storms River village Finish: Storms River village Duration: 4 km to 8 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: the Baz bus stops in the village, for those without transport The village of Storms River is often confused ...

Swim with Seals

Where? Adventure Island, Hopwood street, Central beach, Plettenberg Bay.
Swim with Seals, Garden Route
Snorkel with friendly inquisitive Cape Fur Seals! No experience required! Wetsuits, mask, snorkel and fins supplied! Pictures available! Swim with friendly inquisitive fur seals. No experience required! Fun for the whole ...

The Farm

Where? Ou Kaapse Road, Knysna, 6571, Garden Route, South Africa
The Farm, Garden Route
As the road winds its way up, climbing through the greenery towards the world-renowned Simola Golf & Country Estate, excitement mounts. There, perched on a hill amidst the verdant vegetation of Knysna is The Farm. Established in ...

Thesen Island Sporting Facilities

Where? Various venues on Thesen Island, Knysna, Garden Route
Thesen Island Sporting Facilities, Garden Route
Thesen Islands is a secure marina estate in the picturesque vacation town of Knysna. This part of the Garden Route is acclaimed for its outstanding natural beauty, the variety of fauna and flora, the stunning beaches and the long ...

Thesen Island Water Sports

Where? Thesen Island Lagoon, Knysna, Garden Route
Thesen Island Water Sports, Garden Route
With the spacious canals winding their way through the Blue Flag marina estate of Thesen Islands, there certainly seems to be no end to the options available to those who love water sports. This estate is secure, meaning that ...

Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route

Where? Vleesbaai, Mossel Bay District, Garden Route
Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route, Garden Route
An Eco-Adventure amongst the dunes in the wild and magnificent Garden Route - Discover the wild beautiful side of the Garden Route on the farm 'Misgunst', situated on the Indian seaboard near the village of Vleesbaai - home to ...

Blackwater Tubing

Where? Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing, Corner of Saffron and Darnell Streets, Storms River, Tsitsikamma
Blackwater Tubing, Garden Route
Fancy a day of fun on the river? Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing offers an adventure of tubing, swimming, rock jumping and hiking through the Storms River Gorge. Tubing takes place in the Tsitsikamma National Park - an area of ...

Boat and Lilo Up The Storms River

Where? Untouched Adventures, Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route
Boat and Lilo Up The Storms River, Garden Route
Explore the Storms River in a unique way. Hop on the 14 seater speed boat and take a trip across the Tsitsikamma ocean to the suspension bridge. From here the group will get off the boat and get on their lilos. With paddles, ...

Eden to Addo Hike

Where? The hike starts in Knysna and ends in Addo.
Eden to Addo Hike, Garden Route
The Eden to Addo hike is considered by some as the longest, if not the toughest hiking trail in South Africa. Regarded as a 'mega' hike, the Eden to Addo entails an 18-day haul from Knysna to Addo and the Addo Elephant National ...

Kayak and Lilo Tours

Where? Storms River Mouth Harbour, Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route
Kayak and Lilo Tours, Garden Route
Located inside the marine protected Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth we offer you an amazing adventure not to be missed! Starting at the Untouched Adventures shop in the harbour you meet our friendly team and ...

Misty Mountain MTB Trails

Where? Misty Mountain Reserve, near Nature's Valley, Tsitsikamma National Park
Misty Mountain MTB Trails, Garden Route
Where: Misty Mountain Reserve, near Nature's Valley and Jeffreys Bay, part of Tsitsikamma National Park Level: four routes from 8 km to 65 km, easy through taxing Type of route: jeep track, single track, gravel road routes ...

Moira Riding School

Where? Jan van Ribeek Street, 7 km outside Kareedouw on the R62 towards Joubertina, Eastern Cape
Moira Riding School, Garden Route
The historical town of Kareedouw in the Eastern Cape is pretty and quaint, with a relaxed ambience that is largely about the gorgeous countryside that surrounds the village. It is known as the gateway to the magnificent Langkloof ...

Storms River Walks and Hikes

Where? Storms River Village, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route
Storms River Walks and Hikes, Garden Route
Start: Storms River village Finish: Storms River village Duration: 4 km to 8 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: the Baz bus stops in the village, for those without transport The village of Storms River is often confused ...

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Where? Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River, Garden Route.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, Garden Route
'Me Tarzan, you Jane.' Swing from the treetops across the forest canopy of the place named by the ancient San, Tsitsikamma (place of abundant water). The abundant water has birthed abundant South African wildlife. This nature ...

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure

Where? Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure, On the N2, 8km over the Storms River Bridge (coming from Cape Town), Tsitsikamma.
Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure, Garden Route
Tsitsikamma Falls Adventutre offers a range of activities including Waterfall Zipline Tours, Gravity Zone Abseil, wall climbing and Quad Bike Tours. The Waterfall Zipline Tours are between one and two hours long and the longest ...

Tsitsikamma Segway Experience

Where? 54 Formosa Street, Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route / Eastern Cape
Tsitsikamma Segway Experience, Garden Route
The Tsitsikamma Forest is a wonderful place to explore with an abundance of plant and animal life around you and a varied terrain. Grab a guided tour with ECO-Discovery and glide through on a Segway for the ultimate experience. ...
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