If you have the inclination and the energy to pack in even more, there are loads of extra activities to try before or after your trip. The Garden Route road trip has plenty to offer the adventurous person. There are many more fun activities though, including hiking, surfing, swimming and snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, flying, hang-gliding, paragliding, beach horse riding, ballooning or sky diving; as you can see, there is no shortage of fun things to take part in!
If culture is your thing then perhaps you might like to visit Grahamstown, South Africa’s festival capital. The national Arts Festival takes place with over 50,000 people flocking to the city for a feast of arts, crafts, and sheer entertainment and more than 500 shows on offer from opera, cabaret, drama, and jazz to stand up comedy and folk music. Check the festival dates to make sure they coincide with your itinerary.
During the weekends, volunteers have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area - a beautiful village with scenic views and hiking trails which awaits you! The world renowned Kruger National Park is also about one and a half hours' drive away and offers the possibility of viewing the Big Five game animals in their natural environment. The Panorama road trip route takes you to some of the historic sites of the region as well as to breathtaking waterfalls, whilst there are a variety of wildlife sanctuaries (elephant and cheetah, for example) that are in close range to the project location.