The Garden Route is a well-trodden and frequently driven route for many visitors to South Africa but too many of us don’t venture
Eersterivier - Garden Route
away from the popular stop off points and stick to those places identified in the numerous tourist magazines. Just about midway between Krugersdorp and Storms River along the main N2 route there is a turn off to Eersterivier. The road is a dirt-track and a little bumpy but it is only a short drive to reach the small but quaint seaside village of Eersterivier. On your way down the road look out for the Oudebosch Farm Stall which sells all sorts of things and a good place to stock up on things that you will need for your self-catering holiday here. The drive down to Eersterivier, with the Tsitsikamma Mountains in the background, is just a taster of what is to come.
The first thing that strikes you when you reach Eersterivier is the stunning views which all the houses that are built up on the hillside here seem to have. The many wooden log cabin style homes seem to have merged into the countryside surrounded by the flowers that seem to cascade down to the sea. This is Garden Route self-catering accommodation at its best. The peace and tranquillity is only disturbed by the sound of the Indian Ocean waves crashing – seemingly right on your doorstep. READ MORE