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Climate and nature on the Garden Route



In the west, a pleasant Mediterranean climate exists, but as you go further east the the northerly currents from the Indian ocean produce warmer weather. Most rain is in the winter.


The Garden Route is so called because this part of South Africa's southern coast is a lush green. Heathland (fynbos) and forest occupy this area between the mountains and sea. Flowering trees are also abundant. We saw Dolphins near Wilderness, and whales can be seen at Mossel Bay.

Spectacular forests and . . .
. . . carpets of fine leafed plants (fynbos)
Dolphins at Wilderness
Dolphins play close to the shore

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