On the Southern tip of Africa, the Garden Route offers the most exciting diversity of natural wonders and cultural traditions.

An all exclusive African adventure can be experienced here where the indigenous forests and pristine rivers merge, along a dramatic coastline, with the warm Indian Ocean. Although many tourist guides will tell you that the Garden Route stretches from Cape Town in the West  to Port Elizabeth in the East, the true Garden Route begins at Mossel Bay and ends at Jefferys Bay and includes the towns of George, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and the Tsitsikamma, and is probably one of the most unique areas in the world.

Here in the Garden Route and specifically Plettenberg Bay, you can visit Game Farms to see the lion, rhino, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles in fact many animals indigenous to Africa. Visit sanctuaries to see elephants, cheetahs, monkeys, snakes  birds of prey and wolves. When you have seen enough of the “land lubbers” then the ocean offers unique experiences watching the whales, dolphins and even sharks that visit the bay. A variety of water sports are available on the many lakes and rivers in the area and of course the ocean. For the more adventurous there are the tree top tours, black water tubing and of course the worlds highest Bungi. All of the best Africa can offer within a 40 km radius from Plettenberg Bay.

Take a drive to a wine farm and taste the locally produced wines. Viticulture is fairly new to the coastal areas but inland on the drive from Cape Town to the Garden Route is the famous Route 62 which hosts the longest Wine Route in the World!

Not only do you have the magnificent natural beauty of the area but a climate the that allows you to enjoy it all the year round with an average 300 days of sunshine per year and mean summer and winter  temperatures of 25 and 16 degrees celcius respectively. For golf enthusiasts this is great news and there are 12 Signature Golf Courses, including Pinnacle Point, Fancourt, Pezula and Goose Valley, all of which have first class facilities and host regular tournaments. All this, along with the relaxed, laid back lifestyle make the Garden Route a premier holiday destination and most popular place to live.

To own property here is a privilege and now is the time to buy. As in the rest of the world, there has been a slump in the market for the past few years but there has definitely been an improvement of late with people taking advantage of the “buyers market”. It is generally considered that prices are at their lowest and serious investors would be wise to make their move now. An investment in the Garden Route is an investment in the future.

Rightmove Overseas Regional Partner Patrick Barnard Properties have a range of land and properties for sale on the Garden Route. You can contact them either by calling 0843 315 4225 or make an enquiry here.