The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway. There is plenty of (kite)surfing spots along the way, don’t plan the trip too much, just go with the flow and check out the weather forecasts. Underneath a couple of highlights with some details of cool places to visit and good spots to surf along the road; • Hermanus; check if there are some whales in the bay.
place and stay at Agulhas Backpackers 082372354. • Oudtshoorn; is famous for its caves and ostriches, you can even race one!
• Gansbaai: go shark cage diving, ask High Five to hook you up with the best operator.
• Witsand; one of the best freestyle kitespots in the world, butter flat water in the lagoon. Call Barry for accommodation: 0828504318.
• Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai; most southern point of Africa. Silent but very beautiful place. Have a surf session at the harbour and feed the huge manta rays there as well. Kite the ‘secret’ lake at the farmers
• Mossel bay; only visit it when there is good waves forecasted, nice wave spot, but a boring town.