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.