The Garden Route in South Africa has long been known as a place travellers can take long road trips in search of tranquil spots.
Besides its beauty, the Garden Route offers some of the best adventure activities in the country.
Here are some of our top picks:
Zipline at Tsitsikamma
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours transports travellers into a new world as they glide from one platform to the next along the Tsitsikamma Forest. Adventurists get to see the beauty of the forest from 30 metres above- and if lucky- may just spot the elusive Narina Trogon bird.
The 3-hour adventure starts with a brief introduction at the main office.
Teams of 5 are then transported to the forest to start their adventure. Throughout the trip, the guides provide insightful information of the forest and the Tsitsikamma area.
Priced from R595. Contact 042 281 1836 or visit www.canopytour.co.za
Those travellers who are daring and risky can try the world’s highest bungy bridge, situated at Bloukrans River Bridge.
This once-in-a lifetime adrenaline high is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Eastern Cape-and with good reason.
Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible. Jumpers are secured in a full-body harness, combined with an ankle connection.
Despite the 200 metre drop, adrenaline junkies will have a stunning views of the the Bloukrans River valley.
Priced from R1000. Call 042 281 1458, 071 109 6872 or 071 248 5959 or email [email protected]
Explore the largest maze in the Southern Hemisphere
Described as the Garden Route’s favourite family homestead, Redberry Farm offers a range of activities for all ages. One of the most popular activities is their Hedge Maze, the largest permanent Hedge Maze in the Southern Hemisphere.
While it is important for families or friends to team up to find the exit, there is lots of hidden treasures along the way to keep everyone entertained.
The maze consists of 7 strawberry stations, a 25-meter underground tunnel and a spectacular look out point.
If you get stamped at all the stations, guests will get a reward at the end.
Priced from R40. Call 044 870 7123 or email [email protected]
If you are not scared of getting wet then Blackwater Tubing is for you.
Situated along the Storms River, these unique river adventures prove to be loads of fun. With the backdrop of the Storm River in the Plaatbos Nature Reserve and Tsitsikamma National, guests get to see some of the most majestic sights as they flow down the river.
Full and half day tubing trips are available. Travellers who want to relax after their exhilarating experience can book at the Tube and Axe Boutique Lodge, Backpackers & Camping.
Priced from R650(half day) to R1100(full day). Call 042 281 1757