A Hikers Guide to the Garden Route
The Garden Route lies within one of the world's prime biodiversity hotspots - the Cape Floristic Region, which comprises one of the smallest but richest flora kingdoms in the world, an area without doubt that boasts some of the most spectacularly beautiful coastline in South Africa, with marine treasures - two Hope Spots and three Marine Protected Areas, possessing historic archaeological sites that date back as early as 120 000 years.
It is an area that works tirelessly towards ensuring that the habitat remains intact and the diversity of the region is maintained. The aesthetic value of this area and the associated recreational, educational and tourism benefits this brings, contributes significantly to greater understanding, the importance of this area. And with greater understanding, comes greater responsibility that will ensure the protection and preservation of the superlative natural beauty of the Garden Route.