Garden Route Surfing

About Garden Route

Half way between Cape Town and J-Bay are clusters of right pointbreaks, condensed in a popular area known as the Garden Route. This 250km (156mi) stretch of coastal towns with exposed beachbreaks or sheltered bays, usually produce fine pointbreak set-ups. Amongst the more obvious are Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg while the likes of Stillbay or Victoria Bay stay out of the limelight. Renowned for it's unique flora, the Southern Cape is rugged country, backed by mountains and river filled valleys, providing habitat for many wild animals. The water teems with life as whales and dolphins frequent the wild ocean off South Africa's tip.


  • High swell consistency

  • Variety of right pointbreak

  • Cheap and uncrowded

  • Fabulous nature activities


  • Cool water year round

  • Virtually no lefts

  • No major airport nearby

  • Packed tourist season

  • Great white sharks

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