Garden route dating
The Garden Route needs little introduction, an area of superb natural beauty flanked to the south by the Indian Ocean and to the north by high mountain ranges, carpeted with the splendours of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Our small group guided adventure, journeys along little known roads and will not only visit the known highlights, but will also take us across spectacular mountain passes, through hidden valleys and into towns and villages forgotten in time.
We steer you through the most amazing scenery and unrivalled bio-diversity of this route, and point out the “not to be missed” local experiences including the world’s highest bungy, whales & dolphins, canopy tours, animal & bird sanctuaries, hiking, cycling, canoeing, vineyards, local culture and many other “special” attractions.
Yes, you could drive the 745 kms direct route in 1 day, but we want you to have a holiday filled with special memories.
Throughout our journey we will be trailed by a fully equipped safari truck that will carry all necessary supplies and luggage.
The riding is a breeze and the daily distances are easily achievable with multiple stops for rest and sightseeing.The need to have a car dated usually occurs when entering a competitive event, which differentiates entrants according to the age of their vehicle.It is also of value if proof of age and authenticity is required, eg. In order to obtain an independent and authoritative assessment as to the age of a vehicle, members should follow the procedure as set out below: 1] The GRMC which is associated to SAVVA, has a Dating Officer on the Committee, Sheridan Renfield, who is specifically designated to assist in obtaining a Dating Certificate and/or a Dating Plaque from SAVVA.Cape Town – Somerset West – Sir Lowry’s Pass, Grabouw & Elgin – Caledon, Riversonderend & Swellendam – Heidelberg, Riversdale & Albertinia – Mossel Bay – George – Victoria Bay – Wilderness – Sedgefield & Buffalo Bay – Knysna – Harkerville – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma – Jeffrey’s Bay – Port Elizabeth Drive from Cape Town to Somerset West on the N2 Or do Detour 1A where you drive from Cape Town on the N1 to Grabouw via Franschoek.Exit at the R44 if you are doing Detour 1B Somerset West boasts the Vergelegen historic wine estate, where you can lunch al fresco, looking onto the magnificent gardens centered on the oldest camphor trees in South Africa.Those members who do not have access to the web can obtain the Forms from the Dating Officer. and/or Plaque is only available to members of a car club that is associated with SAVVA.Consequently, all communication with SAVVA must be through the GRMC's Dating Officer.The emphasis of the tour is on enjoying the scenery, the culture, the history, the culinary delights, the journey and the unique offerings the Garden route supply’s each day.Overnight accommodations are quirky and comfortable – each chosen to best show off the unique surroundings.The magnificent forests at Tsitsikamma, sweeping beaches of St Francis Bay and beautiful Plettenberg Bay, the bustling town of Knysna and lovely Lake District of Wilderness and Sedgefield are all to be found along the way.The Garden Route includes one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.