South Africa’s iconic Garden Route is world-famous for its intense aesthetic beauty and spellbinding natural diversity. This route runs parallel to the shoreline and offers some of the best beaches, bays, lagoons, and other water channels found anywhere in South Africa. The Garden Route also connects a myriad of towns in the Western and Eastern Capes all boasting stunning natural beauty and intriguing cultural diversity; a journey through any part of the Garden Route is a must for any enthusiastic traveller – whether local or international.
As the Garden Route has so much to see, visitors are often hard pressed to savour everything on offer and end up missing quite a bit. There is a simple solution to this problem, but it requires some courage on your part. For a really unique experience that guarantees you the best possible view of the Garden Route, the extreme sport of paragliding is a great option. Yes, it might seem daunting and very intimidating, but local tour operators are only too happy to help you experience this once in a lifetime opportunity; some paragliding operators don’t even require you to have any previous experience of the sport. Imagine the view from above where the magnificent splendour of the Garden Route is laid out below you – it literally feels like having the world at your feet! From that height it would be possible to see a myriad of beaches and lagoons, an assortment of superior mountain peaks, and the undulating fertility of forests and rural farms.
Combining the natural paradise of the Garden Route with the adrenaline rush of paragliding promises patrons a very unique experience – an opportunity to savour and enjoy. It promises to be humbling and overwhelming, not to mention it requires guts and determination from those not familiar with extreme sports, but paragliding the Garden Route is too good a prospect to pass up