Kid Friendly Itinerary: Garden Route

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family, travel, south africa, kid friendly, garden route, things to do, road trip, family friendly, what to do in the Garden Route, things to do with kids, tazzdiscoversWhen I think back to our road trip around South Africa, I am overwhelmed by the number of places we saw and things we did. I’ve been trying to think of how to turn this into an actual resource for you though, and that is a little more difficult. I know what I’d like to know, but that is not necessarily the same thing that you’d like to know.

I thought that we have to start somewhere though so, I will start with the closest area to Cape Town that we explored and tweak as we go, to answer any questions you may have.

We found loads of places that our kids found interesting on this stretch from Cape Town to Cape St Francis and maybe, our list will be of use to you.

family, travel, south africa, kid friendly, garden route, things to do, road trip, family friendly, what to do in the Garden Route, things to do with kids, tazzdiscoversKid friendly Itinerary: Garden Route

  1. Dias Museum and Post Office Tree, Mossel Bay
  2. Redberry Farm
  3. The Transport Museum in George
  4. Outeniqua Tjoo Tjoo abandoned line between Victoria Bay and Wilderness (safest in a group)
  5. Ebb and Flow hiking trail, Garden Route National Park
  6. The Sedgefield Market (on Saturday mornings) and try find all the mosaics in Sedgefield in the afternoon.
  7. Ocean Odyssey
  8. Radical Raptors
  9. Adventure Land, Plettenberg Bay
  10. Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Plett Puzzle Park
  12. Birds of Edenย and Monkeyland
  13. Storms River Suspension Bridge,Tsitsikamma National Park
  14. Tsitsikamma Segway Tours
  15. Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure

family, travel, south africa, kid friendly, garden route, things to do, road trip, family friendly, what to do in the Garden Route, things to do with kids, tazzdiscoversLooking at this itinerary, I would estimate that you could do it in 5-7 days, but I’d recommend 10 days so that you don’t feeling rushed. The Dias Museum can be done in a few hours while Redberry Farm could take a whole day, depending on how lost you get in the maze. The Transport Museum and a walk to one of the tunnels on the abandoned Outeniqua Tjoo Tjoo line can be done on the same day. Set aside a whole day for Jukani and Plett Puzzle Park and another day for Birds of Eden and Monkeyland.

family, travel, south africa, kid friendly, garden route, things to do, road trip, family friendly, what to do in the Garden Route, things to do with kids, tazzdiscoversHave a look at where we stayed when we explored the Garden Route for budget friendly, bed and breakfast options. We really enjoyed staying at The Wilderness Hotel, Teniqua Treetops (self catering) and Tsitsikamma Village Inn.

Now, it’s your turn. Tell us what you’d like to know and how we can improve in the comments field below. Next week, I will publish a Kid Friendly Itinerary for the Eastern Cape and will try my best to answer any questions you may have.

 

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Hi! Welcome to our family travel blog. We hope you enjoy the content we share here. We tried the nomad life in 2016 and, while we loved exploring 7 of the 9 regions in South Africa, we found it tough. We are back in Cape Town and enjoy going on mini adventures as a family. Our kids will soon be 11 and 14 years old, and they love the outdoors. Anton is a stay at home dad and helps me to home school the kids, while I hold down a job and find time to write. One day when the kids are older and have settled into their own lives, we plan to explore the rest of South Africa in a 4x4, so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family-friendly content about Cape Town, most of South Africa and what we have learned from our travels so far. You are most welcome to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tazzdiscovers) to see what we share on a day to day basis. We look forward to working with you. Our email address is tazzdiscovers@gmail.com

7 Comments

  1. We love that part of the world. It is very beautiful.

    There is still a few things on your list that we didn’t do yet. I’ll add it on the bucket list for next time we go.

      • Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment Rolene. We love the Garden Route and already have a long list of places we want to visit the next time we visit. Birds of Eden & Monkeyland together with Jukani is a must see.

  2. There are so many fun and interesting things to do in and around Tsitsikamma for example, bungee jumping off Storms River Bridge or hiking the numerous trails available and golfing. Tsitsikamma is magnificently beautiful. Another great advantage of partaking in all these adventurous activities is that there is a host of guest houses and bed & breakfasts available to rest. One such place I found to be of high quality was At the Woods Guest House.

    • You are absolutely right, Jade. It’s pretty easy to get stuck in the Garden Route simply because there is so much to do there and something for every age and stage of your life ๐Ÿ™‚

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