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Get to know Garden Route (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Garden Route. To help you make friends with Garden Route before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Garden Route, South Africa, is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in South Africa. It has something to offer for all kinds of visitors. It has some of the best beaches in South Africa and some beautiful hiking tracks, is home to the world’s highest bridge where you can bungee jump, and it is relatively safe compared to the rest of South Africa.

The Garden Route stretches over a distance of three hundred kilometers between Mossel Bay and Jeffrey’s Bay. The name Garden Route does not need much explanation -- it is the greenest area in South Africa and at the same time there are magnificent beaches, making it a popular destinations for both locals and foreigners. Some Garden Route, South Africa hostels advertise the Garden Route as their location, while others advertise the actual town where they are located. Remember that the distance between the most western and most eastern towns are three hundred kilometers, so you will want to choose your Garden Route, South Africa hostel carefully. Most travelers choose to stop at several towns on the Garden Route traveling from west to east or vice versa. The easiest way to get around is by car. Traveling by public transport is possible too. However, some towns or individual hostels are difficult to reach by public transport, so take this into consideration before booking your Garden Route, South Africa hostel.

In general, the western half of the Garden Route is home to the best beaches. Contrary to beaches in the West Cape, the water temperature is lovely in summer. Some beaches are more crowded, whereas others are pretty much abandoned. In the eastern half of the Garden Route there are more hiking opportunities, with Tsitsikamma National Park as one of the highlights. Other popular activities include whale watching, diving with sharks, and jumping the Bloukrans Bridge bungee. Some of the most popular Garden Route, South Africa hostels are in Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley, Storms River, and Jeffrey’s Bay.

Written by local enthusiast for Garden Route hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Garden Route hostels Martin Straatman

Other Nearby Cities
Knysna Knysna (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Sedgefield Sedgefield (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Plettenberg Bay Plettenberg Bay (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Wilderness Wilderness (40 Km / 25 mi.)
George George (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Storms River Storms River (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Mossel Bay Mossel Bay (82 Km / 51 mi.)

FAQ about Garden Route Hostels

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Your Packing List for Garden Route

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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