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      The Garden Route (Afrikaans: Tuinroete) is a stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre.

      It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

      The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands.

      Ten nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area as well as unique marine reserves, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. Various bays along the Garden Route are nurseries to the endangered Southern Right Whale which go there to calve in the winter and spring (July to December).
      source: wikipedi

      Photos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

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      May 31, 2016 @ 7:55am
      May 31, 2016
      The Coffee Pot, Knysna
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      May 29, 2016 @ 1:22am
      May 29, 2016
      Let The Good Times Roll
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      Feb 25, 2016 @ 7:07am
      Feb 25, 2016
      G-Flow, Johannesburg
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      Feb 18, 2016 @ 3:10am
      Feb 18, 2016
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      Videos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

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      Driehoek Atletiek 2014
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      1:22 | 222 | Mar 22, 2014
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      4:14 | 1613 | Jan 22, 2011
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      Garden Route Mountain Bike Routes

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      Karoo To Coast Race Route race
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      Knysna Oyster MTB 50 race
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      Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route
      13.9 miles
      Plett-CB-VP-Plett
      24.4 miles

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