Garden Route National Park

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Garden Route National Park

IUCN Category II - National Park

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location South Africa
surface 1210 km²
Geographical location 34 ° 0 ′  S , 23 ° 16 ′  E Coordinates: 34 ° 0 ′ 18 ″  S , 23 ° 15 ′ 44 ″  E
Map of southern Africa
Setup date March 6, 2009
administration South African National Parks

The Garden Route National Park ( English Garden Route National Park ) is a national park in South Africa . It was created on March 6, 2009 through the amalgamation of Wilderness National Park , Knysna National Lake Area , Tsitsikamma National Park and other state lands.


The national park stretches along a coastal strip on the Indian Ocean from Wilderness in the west via Knysna to Cape St. Francis at St. Francis Bay . The coastal landscape at Wilderness with its lakes, rivers, inlets and beaches is set against lush forests and lofty mountains. Nature trails run through dense forests along calm rivers. The jagged boulders of the Knysna Heads connect the Knysna Lagoon to the Indian Ocean. The lagoon is home to the seahorse of the same name and a large number of marine animals and plants. Sandbanks and salt marshes offer many living things an optimal habitat. Along the coast between Cape St. Francis and Plettenberg Bay stretches a 5.5 kilometers wide strip of the coastal sea. The vegetation is very lush and diverse. The dense forest is one of the last primeval forests in South Africa. Many watercourses flow from the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the sea thanks to the high amounts of precipitation.

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