Garden Route National Park
Top Attractions in Garden Route National Park
Garden Route National park –South Africa
You can also take a guided forest walk and explore different areas of the park like the Garden of Eden, Kranshoek Viewpoint, Forest Legends Museum and the Jubilee Creek in Knysna Lakes Section or visit the Tsitsikamma forest big tree in Tsitsikamma . .
HikingGarden Route National Park has over 11 hiking trails which visitors can explore during a hiking tour in the park. Some of the interesting hiking trails to explore in the park include; Otter trail, Dolphin trail, Rugbos Trail, the Ratel Trail, Harkerville Coastal Trail, Outeniqua Trail, Brown-hooded Kingfisher Trail, and Woodville Big Tree Circular Walk to mention but a few. Other activities to do in the park include game drive safaris, mountain biking and water sport like canoeing, Touw Estuary, Kayaking and so many more.
CyclingHayterdale cycling Trails is located on the Zuurberg Pass, and it is known for its infinite single track (not the smooth, regularly groomed sort). The Hayterdale Classic team has introduced a new 12 km route designed exclusively for novice riders, including simple flowing flatland tracks. The two lengthier routes, however, are what excite the more experienced riders. For regular weekend rides, there are no restrictions on the routes that can be combined, ranging from 15 kilometers to four hours, including a journey halfway up the Zuurberg Pass with breathtaking vistas. The routes are properly designated, but they are new, and motorcyclists who are unfamiliar with the environment frequently become lost. It's best to have someone who knows the routes with you, but keep an eye on the summer temperatures, which can reach 40 degrees Celsius.
BirdingBirding safaris in Garden Route National Park are conducted in Wilderness section, Knysna Lakes Sector, and Tsitsikamma section. Some of the bird species to look out for include; Kelp Gulls, African Black Oyster catchers, cormorants, African Fin-foot, Grey Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Red-knobbed Coot, little Grebe, Cape shoveler, Yellow-billed Duck and Reed Cormorant among others.
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Climate in the park
The climate is mild to hot, with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius in the summer (November to February). Winter days are pleasant, but nights are cold, with frost on occasion. The annual rainfall averages 450 mm and is evenly distributed throughout the year, with peaks in February/March and October/November.