Edito 55 – Lush, Wild and Tasteful…

Obviously, everyone has heard of Cape Town. Table Mountain, the Winelands, the Cape of Good Hope… The Kruger Park, the Blyde River, the Kwazulu Natal with its Zulu culture, its safaris and its beaches should also be of common knowledge.

There is also a region that stretches from Port Elisabeth to Cape Town. A coastal route, washed by the Indian Ocean currents where dolphins, whales and sharks migrate; a route that houses the lush forests of Tsitsikamma, Wilderness and Knysna; abrupt cliffs and unexpected lagoons mixing all the existing blue colors. The Garden Route.

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More than 700km of panoramic route open to all kinds of travelers: families, nature lovers, foodies, slow-travelers and of course restless sportsmen. The Garden Route’s palette is very broad and there is no shortage of activities.

Golf courses, wild animals, unique hiking trails, boat cruises, picturesque villages, spas and restaurants that are definitely worth leaving the N2, endless beaches… and above all, landscapes that spread and change throughout the itinerary. Their diversity and contrasts, from which local artists draw their inspiration, won’t give your eyes any rest.

Talking about inspiration, it was the French National Football team that put Knysna and the Garden Route on the cover of all international media’s during the last World Cup 4 years ago.

We all regret that it wasn’t for its oysters, dolphins, beaches, golf courses, forests or even its blue lagoon…

Enjoy the drive,


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