The green belt on the south-eastern coastline of South Africa, which stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River is known as the Garden Route. This region draws its name from its lush forests, plentiful lakes, lagoons and pristine Indian Ocean beaches. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Garden Route has the mildest climate in South Africa and after Hawaii, the second mildest climate in the world.But it’s not just the incredible natural aspect which the Garden Route is famous for, charming towns like Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay are major South African attractions with their laid-back appeal and picturesque settings. For all you thrill-seekers, the world’s highest commercial bungee jump can be found at Bloukrans Bridge. Moving slightly inland, the Karoo region forms the southern, central interior of the country, incorporating over three provinces. Within the Karoo you’ll find towns with plenty of stories and characters, as well as unspoilt reserves and sanctuaries, housing an exciting array of wildlife.