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Things to do in The Garden Route

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in The Garden Route. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite The Garden Route attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in The Garden Route to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in The Garden Route.

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  • Joubert-Tradauw Private Wine Cellar

    To sample the region's best Cabernets and Merlots, drive seven miles west to Tradouw Valley's vineyards. More
  • Mud Gallery

    The gallery features local contemporary work. More
  • R62

    Exiting Barrydale, the R62, a former ox-wagon trail running 170 miles across the desert floor, flattens out; sand and fynbos scrub roll toward the ... More

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