Take a slow trot on horseback and enjoy the spectacular views of the coast line, or if you’re a more experienced rider, ride one of the horses that are specially trained for riding on the beach, and feel the exhilaration of the wind in your hair while galloping on the sand along the coast line.
Whale Watching, Hermanus
Hermanus, particularly Walker Bay, has been recognized as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. It is the mating and breeding grounds of the Southern Right Whale during the winter and spring months (from June to November). Visitors are almost guaranteed to see whales in September, October and November.
Cango Caves Tour, Oudtshoorn
Located in the Swartberg Mountains, near the town of Oudtshoorn, the 20 million year old Cango Cave system consists of large underground caverns with fascinating limestone formations including stalactites and stalagmites, in a wide variety of colors. Cleopatra’s needle which stand nearly 9 meters high is one of the main attractions.
Knysna Lagoon Cruises & Adventures
With five rivers flowing in and meeting with the Indian Ocean, Knsyna Lagoon is one of the most popular locations on the Garden Route. Visitors can enjoy several activities in the area including sunset cruises, private boat charters, kayak tours, oyster tours, nature trails, and scooter tours of the forests surrounding the lagoon.
Shark Cage Diving
Experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks at Gansbaai. Several tour operators offer Shark Cage diving tours in this area, popularly known as Shark Alley, due to the large number of Great White and other types of sharks that can be found there.