Located in the south-western coast of South Africa, this 300 km stretch between Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape is considered by many to be one of the best drives in the world. There is everything on the Garden Route: while on the road, you will see mountains and vineyards on one side, and rocky shores and beaches on the other. You will see different kinds of wildlife from ostriches, sheep, and seals, to friendly locals.

The best way to enjoy the Garden Route is to rent a car and go on a road trip! The flexibility to stop wherever you want and the short driving distances between places means that you get spend more time exploring places and less time in the car. 

I enjoyed my experience so much that I made a budget traveller’s guide to the Garden Route road trip! Hopefully you will this will inspire you to get on the road yourself. 

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