With summer winding down, and the cool hues of autumn on their way, the busy season in South Africa is finally winding down. There’s no better way to see the countryside and to take advantage of the quiet roads and off-season tranquility than a Cape Town Knysna roadtrip. We’ve highlighted a few not-to-be-missed stops along the way! So pack the car, don’t forget your camera, and let the adventure begin!
If you’re starting your roadtrip early, we really recommend getting your morning coffee at Peregrine Farmstall. Piled high with delicious local fare like dried fruit, nuts and freshly squeezed juice, this is also a great place to stack up on snacks for the road.
Riviersonderend is a snapshot of small town life in South Africa with a number of places to pick up delicious meat, biltong and relishes. Make sure to stop at the Ou Meul Bakkery for one of their famous pies, and peek into their gift shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Bontebok National Park
A rest stop is an essential for a Cape Town Knysna roadtrip. Stop to stretch your legs at the Bontebok National Park and take in the calming beauty of the Breede River. If you’ve packed a picnic for lunch, this is a good time to unpack and relax!
A picturesque Garden Route scene, the misty Wilderness beach is one of the countries finest. Take a walk along the white sand and feel the salty air on your skin. For those feeling adventurous, opt for a walk across the abandoned train track suspended above the river mouth for some jaw dropping views.
Antique Shopping in Sedgefield
The sleepy town of Sedgefield is ideal for a browse through once-loved goods. From cars and ornaments, to furniture and clothes, if you’ve got a knack at finding treasure amongst the junk – this stop is for you! Sedgefield is also only 25 minutes from Knysna, so once you’re done searching for something special, you can make your way to this unique holiday destination.
Looking for luxurious and conveniently-located Knysna accommodation from which to explore this much-loved Garden Route treasure? Contact the Turbine Hotel & Spa reservations team on +27 44 302 5746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.