The Garden Route in South Africa boasts one of the most picturesque coastlines in all of Africa, and is an ideal location to see the Southern Right Whales. Below are the best accommodation choices on the route.
The Garden Route is South Africa's best kept secret and stretches between the Eastern and Western Cape. This magnificent coastal journey is full of adventure with incredible eco-resorts like Grootbos, excellent Wine Estates, pristine beaches and of course the magnificent Southern Right Whales.
The Garden Route provides excellent attractions year-round, but if its world-class whale watching you are after then there is no better time to visit the Garden Route than between June to November.
This is when the Southern Right whales turn to this stretch of coast to give birth to their calves in the shallower waters. The peak months for the best viewings are July and August. The curious humpback whales can also be see with frequent sightings between May to December.
The Garden Route is a sublime combination of magnificent coastal stretches, world-class golf courses, wildlife opportunities and superb wine estates. The highlight of the coastline are the Southern Right and Humpback Whales, together with the Bottlenose dolphin. On rare occasions even the notorious Killer Whales can be seen in this stretch of coastline. The area is also home to many National Parks, ancient forests and vast lakes.
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