South Africa boasts some of the most diverse and aesthetically pleasing landscape that the continent has to offer. The stretch of road between Cape Town and Knysna, known as the Garden Route, is teeming with views of the stunning coastline, unique fauna and flora, and a number of hidden treasures. We’ve put together a list of the best stops to add to your Garden Route itinerary to ensure you don’t miss out when you embark on this quint-essential South African road trip.
Ou Meul Bakkery, Riviersonderend
The Ou Meul Bakkery is home to some of the most delectable homemade pies in the country. Made fresh every day, these golden parcels of flaky pastry are bursting with succulent, and flavoursome fillings. The classics like chicken, pepper steak and cornish are all available, but make sure to try the Bobotie pie for a real taste of South African flavour. The perfect snack for any long drive, grab a pie, and a delicious cup of coffee, before heading back on the road.
As you come over the last ridge of the Kaaiman’s River Pass, there’s no doubt that the sight of Wilderness will take your breath away. The pristine beaches that line this sleepy town are a fantastic place to stretch your legs after a long drive. Take in the fresh sea air, and the awe-inspiring landscape that is unique to the area. There are a number of coffee shops and casual restaurants, so you can stop for a bite if you’re feeling peckish, and make sure you’re well nourished for the next part of your trip.
Wild Oats Market Sedgefield
If you happen to be making your trip on a Saturday morning, make sure to stop at the Wild Oats Market in Sedgefield. The market is open from 7:30 – 12 noon in summer and 8:00 – 12 noon in winter, and showcases the best of what the local community has to offer. Browse the array of homegrown fruits and vegetables, poultry, lamb and other delicious meats, not to mention flower bouquets and freshly pressed juices! You can find all sorts of wholesome goodness at this local market. Stop for breakfast or an early lunch and snack on all of the ready-made food on display. Don’t miss out on the exciting art and crafts section and pick up a memento for your trip!
If you haven’t already, make sure to add the Turbine Boutique Hotel to your Garden Route itinerary. Elegant and stylish, there’s no doubt that time spent at Turbine will add unforgettable value to your Knysna getaway. Book your spot now by calling +27 (0)62 403 0493, emailing email@example.com or visiting the Turbine website.
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