Trip Report

The Garden Route Road Trip - South Africa

A week of nature, wine, adrenaline and ocean views along South Africa's south coast

by frameambition - julieAbout Me:Frame Ambition is a travel and culture blog by Julie O - a Kenyan writer, dance lover and almost-architect. Come over for vibes at festivals, on trains, doing workstays and decolonizing travel at every opportunity. read more

AfricaSouth Africa9 days / March - April - May - June - July - August - September 2017

Highs & Lows

Look out for the highest bridge bungee jump in the world

Public transport and shuttles make for little flexibility

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I'd have spent a little more time in the small towns in the Eastern Cape - Knysna and Jeffrey's Bay have some beautiful beaches, small guesthouses and food to get into.

  • How was the food?

    Make lots of stops at the farm stalls particularly in smaller towns for fresh bread, pies and more home-made goodness!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you do self-drive, check that your accommodations have off-street parking for safety and peace of mind. Not all of them are able to offer that, especially in bigger cities.

  • Packing tips?

    Prepare for a little light rain in the summer, although the weather is generally beautiful.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Self-drive really is the best option to stay flexible and stop wherever you want.

Lodging