When people dream of Africa, they often picture rolling savannah and her many iconic safari animals. Explore a different face of this truly remarkable continent with Live the Journey and the garden route, and allow the thrilling beauty of this slice of the Cape to conquer your heart forever.

The Garden Route is a can’t miss experience for those visiting the Mother City of Cape Town. The sheer scenic diversity of this area is astounding, rich in drama as well as beauty, and makes a picture-perfect package when coupled with charming villages, towering mountains shrouded in mist, golden beaches and lush areas of forest. The many towns of the Garden Route offer a vibrant slice of African life, and almost every month is characterised by a festival celebrating the rich food bounty of this fertile area or the cultural quirks of the people who live here. If you’re looking for an area of true natural wonder and constant party spirit, the Garden Route is most definitely for you.

Officially the Garden Route meanders along the Southern Cape Coastline, stretching from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma and encompassing the famous towns of Knysna, George, Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness. Hermanus, whale watching capital of the world, also lies along the route, and if you choose the right season you may well spot these giant beasts at play during your travels. Although not right on the route, safari opportunities for the Big 5 still abound close to the area- and they’re generally malaria free too, which is a decided plus for foreign visitors.

Explore the Garden Route with Live the Journey, and you’ll find wine estates [both famous and unknown] sharing space with quaint farm stalls offering succulent produce, richly historical sites bumping up against quaint fishing villages, and a whole lot of smiles and memories at every turn. Allow the Garden Route to charm your heart today, and take home a totally different view of South Africa and her people.