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South Africa's Top 10 National Parks


Kruger National Park


Table Mountain National Park


Cape Point National Park


Addo Elephant National Park


Tsitsikamma National Park


Namaqua National Park


Mountain Zebra National Park


Karoo National Park


Golden Gate Highlands National Park


Augrabies Falls National Park

Activities on the Garden Route: Adventure, Skydiving, Watersport and Animal Sanctuaries
To suggest a place email -:- act@theguide.org.za

Adventure
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Cape To Addo Adventure Tours & Safaris

Guide No: ACT1034 -::- Tel: 083 316 0944 -::- Mail: tours@capetoaddo.co.za

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Bokbus Garden Route Adventure

Guide No: ACT1046 -::- Tel: 082 320 1979 -::- Mail: info@bokbus.com

Tours: Garden Route Tours, Bungy Weekend, Safari Weekend, J-bay Weekend, Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, Winelands, Township, Dinner @ Mandela's Cultural Tour

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Eden Adventures (Wilderness)

Guide No: ACT1020 -::- Tel: 044 877 0179 -::- Mail: info@eden.co.za

Activities: Canoe Hire, Kloofing, Abseiling

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G-Root Adventures (Wilderness)

Guide No: ACT1021 -::- Tel: 044 877 0064 -::- Mail: info@g-root.co.za

Activities: Forest Quad Tours, Beach Tours, Cango Caves, Bird Watching, Mountain Tour

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The Adventure Centre (Mossel Bay)

Guide No: ACT1022 -::- Tel: 083 260 7198 -::- Mail: jay@theadventurecentre.co.za

Activities: Canoeing, Hiking Tours, Jays Gorge Adventure, Township Trail

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Skydiving
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Skydive Mossel Bay

Guide No: ACT1017 -::- Cell: 082 824 8599 -::- Mail: info@skydivemosselbay.com


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Skydive Plett

Guide No: ACT1002 -::- Tel: 044 533 9048 -::- Mail: info@skydiveplett.com

Activities: Tandem Skydive, Skydive Courses

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Watersport and Diving
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Ultimate Watersport (Mossel Bay)

Guide No: ACT1018 -::- Tel: 076 335 1515 -::- Mail: robmos@tiscali.co.za

Activities: Boat-based Parasailing, Scuba Diving, Adventure Cruises, Jet-Ski Rental, Tubing, Wave Rider, Fishing Charter

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Electrodive (Mossel Bay)

Guide No: ACT1019 -::- Tel: 082 561 1259 -::- Mail: elecdive@mweb.co.za

Activities: Scuba Diving, Spearfishing, Boat Charters

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Africa's Ocean Safaris (Plettenberg Bay)

Guide No: ACT1023 -::- Tel: 044 533 4963 -::- Mail: info@oceansafaris.co.za

Activities: Boat based whale and dolphin watching

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Ocean Blue (Plettenberg Bay)

Guide No: ACT1024 -::- Tel: 044 533 4897 -::- Mail: info@oceanadventures.co.za

Activities: Whale and Dolphin watching, Sea Kayaking, Township Tours

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Animal Sanctuaries
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Elephant Sanctuary (The Crags)

Guide No: ACT1004 -::- Tel: 044 534 8145 -::- Mail: crags@elephantsanctuary.co.za

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Tenikwa (The Crags)

Guide No: ACT1005 -::- Tel: 044 534 8170 -::- Mail: info@tenikwa.co.za

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Birds of Eden (The Crags)

Guide No: ACT1025 -::- Tel: 044 534 8906 -::- Mail: info@birdsofeden.co.za

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Monkeyland (The Crags)

Guide No: ACT1026 -::- Tel: 044 534 8906 -::- Mail: info@monkeyland.co.za

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Garden Route Travel Guide / The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, whose starting point is constantly contested as towns such as Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertinia join the route that winds its way for some 200 km via George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna on to Plettenberg Bay and culminating in the Tstisikamma Forest - a fairyland of giant trees, ferns and bird life.

Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber -coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting the Garden Route in South Africa.

The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route", graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn, "Capital of the Klein Karoo", is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale.

The Garden Route, South Africa
The Garden Route stretches on the southern coast from Heidelberg to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River. It’s a nook of the country that offers inspiration to writers and artists whose presence gives the Garden Route a trendy flavour. It is also a top priority of many a foreign visitor. The coastal drive links a series of charming towns interspersed with natural beauty. Along the way, every kind of adventure activity is possible; scuba diving, abseiling, fishing and more. The Tsitsikamma National Park, perched on a tumultuous Indian Ocean shore is one of South Africa’s most dramatic protected areas, combining marine and land attractions. Its indigenous forests are a haven for birdlife. One of the most geologically interesting parts of South Africa is the Klein Karoo, with its towering mountains and sheer gorges.

An important geological feature is the Cango Caves, a series of caverns and chambers naturally hewn out of limestone, situated outside the city of Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves are among the top ten most visited South African attractions. Oudtshoorn itself, the heart of the ostrich feather industry when it was in its hey day the late 1800s and early 1900s, is well worth a visit. The grandiose, old feather palaces are still to be seen, while ostrich farms, now involved in the commercial production of meat, leather, eggs and feathers, can be toured, with the possibility of riding an ostrich.

DID YOU KNOW?
The Garden Route enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The Garden Route is one of the richest rainfall regions in South Africa. The rain, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean, falls at the weather side of the mountain slopes.

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