Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

Traveling the Garden Route

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The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa and is one of the world’s most spectacular drives of 200km stretch of roads that winds past forest, mountains, wetlands and picturesque towns spaced no more than a 45 minute drive apart.

Most visitors base themselves at the heart of the Garden Route in Plettenberg Bay. It stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighboring Eastern Cape.

The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative center.

Travelling the Garden Route has never been easier with a host of options from car hire and busses to tour companies.

Car Hire

Around About Car Hire

tel: +27 (0)21 422 4022

Email: info@aroundaboutcars.com  Skype

AVIS

tel: +27 (0)861 021 111

Email: reservations@avis.co.za

Busses

Baz Buz     

tel: +27 (0)21 422 4533.

E-mail: info@bazbus.com

Intercape  

tel: +27 (0)861 287 287

E-mail: info@intercape.co.za

Greyhound 

tel: +27 (0)21 418 4326

E-mail: enquiries@greyhound.co.za

City to City     

tel: +27 (0)11 774-3333

E-mail: reservations@citytocity.co.za

Translux 

tel: +27 (0)861 589 282

Email: reservations@translux.co.za

Tour Operators

Backpacking South Africa

tel: +27 (0)78 087 1180

Rock the Route   

tel: +27 (0)61 107 7625

E-mail: info@rocktheroute.co.za

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