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Garden Route

The Garden Route extends along the coastal strip between Heidelberg and the Eastern Cape border at Storms River Mouth, and incorporates all of the towns and resorts along the N2 highway and coast. To the North the Garden Route is bordered by three mountain ranges, the Langeberg, the Outeniqua and the Tsitsikamma mountains. The whole region is one of extreme natural beauty and many very popular resorts have become established along the route. Large parts of the Garden Route are controlled by the South African National Parks thus ensuring the preservation of this pristine area well into the future. Just east of George, lies the Wilderness National Park. This region attracts hundreds of bird species to it's wetlands.

In the extreme West of the Garden Route where the Breede River flows into the Indian Ocean is St Sebastion Bay, an annual breeding place for the Southern Right Whale, which can be seen between June and September from Whitesands. In 2005 more than 130 whales were seen in the nursery including more than 50 pairs of cows and their calfs.

The town of Riversdale lies on the N2 and has become known as the Floral Paradise of the Garden Route. The town is a mecca for nature lovers of all ages and especially for fynbos enthusiasts. From here you can hike, bike or take a horse trail. To the North of the town is the famous Sleeping Beauty Peak in the Langeberg, and a mountain pass leads you to the Klein Karoo. A little to the East of Riversdale is the small town of Albertinia named after a local preacher. The town is situated in a major sheep and wheat region and is well known as being South Africa's main producer of red and yellow ochre and of kaolin. There are two factories that process gel from the aloe based here.

Mossel Bay has a history dating back to the 15th Century and derives its name from the abundance of mussels found here. The town lies on a sunny peninsular just off the N2 and is half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It was at Mossel Bay that the Portuguese navigator Bartomoleu Dias landed in 1488 to replenish his water supplies. History lovers can also see several block houses built by the British in the Outeniqua mountains during the Anglo-Boer War.

The Garden Route's next town is George which is harbours a wonderful museum which is mostly dedicated to wooden artifacts. There is a reconstructed woodcutter's cottage as well as wagons and carts and even old gramaphones. Herold's Bay is George's own beach resort and is just outside the town. Here there are good vantage points for whale and dolphin watching. A mountain pass leads from George into the Klein Karoo.

The Knysna National Lake Area, known as the Jewel of the Garden Route, there is a large lagoon bounded at its entrance by two sandstone heads and with a background of the mountains of the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. The lagoon is home to the famous Knysna Seahorse and the Pansy Shell. This beautiful town offers the visitor anything from fine shops and restaurants to hiking trails, and there are even three golf courses. The Knysna Elephant Park offers a unique chance to get see these magnificent animals that once lived in these forests.

Just along the coast from Knysna lies the popular resort town of Plettenberg Bay, known affectionately by many a visitor as 'Plett'. Standing out on the beach here is Beacon Island with its hotel. In the bay itself you can witness schools of common dolphin playing, as well as Bottlenosed and Humpback dolphins.

Several species of whale can be seen here - the Southern Right, the Humpback and Bryde's whales as well as Orca, the killer whale. This is the only place on Earth where the rare Beaked whale has been filmed. Boat based whale watching tours are available here. To the south of Plettenberg Bay lies the Robberg Nature Reserve, which has many short hikes through the coastal fynbos that dominates this peninsula.

At the Eastern end of the Garden Route you will find the Tsitsikamma National Park, a pristine indigenous forest that is home to Yellowwood, Stinkwood and Ironwood and many other tree species that are protected in this forest. The coastline here is quite spectacular with its natural gorges formed over millions of years. The 5 day Otter Trail that runs along this coast. Hikers are advised to book well in advance.

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Sunshowers Plett

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in Plettenberg Bay Area

Sunshowers Plett is a modern and spacious, 4 star, and AA superior accommodation rated guesthouse - a haven to relax in. The upper balcony and lounge offers a 180 degree view of the ocean, Outeniqua mountains and the lagoon.

Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms
From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Annies' place

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Whether you come to work or to play is up to you - what is important is that you realise that "Annies' Place" is the ideal venue in the Garden Route area.

Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 325,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Footprints of Knysna

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

Nature meets adventure @ Footprints of Knysna. With their own particular brand of hospitality, passion for tourism, open approach and new ideas, Kitty and Danny are giving this tried and trusted accommodation (formerly Forget-me-Not) a fresh new look and

Sleeps: 44 in 6 units/rooms
From R 1 500,00
Per unit, per night.

191 Nirvana

Self Catering House / Cottage in Knysna

191 Nirvana is a unique and beautiful homestead situated just 15 km outside Knysna, high on a hill, overlooking the entire lagoon with all its surrounding villages and onto the famous Knysna heads and the ocean in the distance....

Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room
From R 900,00
Per unit, per night.


Self Catering House / Cottage in Sedgefield

We invite you to have a holiday to remember where personalized hospitality & in-depth knowledge of the Garden Route will ensure that you experience it all in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, surrounded by lakes, forests, mountains and

Sleeps: 26 in 11 units/rooms
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Die Waenhuis Guest House

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in George

Die Waenhuis Guest House is in the elegant Caledon Street within walking distance of the business center of George and some outstanding restaurants. Ideal for business people and tourists visiting the garden route.

Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Lancelot SA

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in George

Lancelot SA is an upmarket and welcoming Self Catering Apartment, situated very centrally in George on the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains. It provides a convenient base to explore the beautiful Garden Route for leisure or business.

Sleeps: 5 in 1 unit/room
From R 200,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Rus 'n Bietjie/Rest a Bit

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Glentana

Glentana is 20km South of George on the Garden Route to the Cape. It has a moderate climate throughout the year which is seldom above 28C. The flat is situated on the lower level of our house and fronts the sea...

JaJoMaCa Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering House / Cottage in Keurboomstrand

Self catering accommodation available in Keurboomstrand on the scenic Garden Route. Accommodates up and till 10 people (5 bedrooms). Also, it includes the following unique facilities and features: patio with built-in braai, lock-up garage, DStv, ...

Sleeps: 16 in 4 units/rooms
From R 2 300,00
Per unit, per night.

The Beach House

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in The Heads

The Beach House Self Catering Apartments is the original site of the Beach House Hotel which was demolished in 1974 to build this home. It has been in the Krause family since then...

Sleeps: 40 in 7 units/rooms
From R 1 550,00
Per unit, per night.

Golf Villa - Pinnacle Point

Self Catering Chalet/ Townhouse Accommodation in Mossel Bay

This privately owned holiday villa is situated in a very pristine golf resort. It is a self catering duplex unit with breath taking views. The Golf Villa has been tastefully decorated to follow the resorts high standards...

Aan de kanaal

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in Heidelberg, Garden Route

Set in the picturesque town of Heidelberg, we are just a stone throw off the N2. All rooms are fully equipped. Safe parking. Walking distance from centre of town

From R 850,00
Per unit, per night.

Forget-Me-Not Sedgefield

Self Catering House / Cottage in Sedgefield

Forget-Me-Not self catering accommodation is situated in Sedgefield in a tranquil location surrounded by nature, and 5 minutes stroll to beach. The house includes a large decked outside entertainment area with swimming pool.

Golf Villa on the 18

Self Catering House / Cottage in Knysna

Knysna Self Catering Accommodation in 4 twin-bedded rooms, all with en-suite bathroomst. The use of glass in the architecture allows for sunlight to radiate into the rooms. The double-storey design offers guests three recreational ...


Self Catering House / Cottage in Mossel Bay

Arete is a spacious, stand alone, 2 bedroom, luxury, self-catering and non-smoking apartment in Mossel Bay. Providing a gateway to numerous exciting entertainment and experiences inherent to this environment. Situated in close range are the high ...

Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

Elfransa Beach Cottage

Self Catering House / Cottage in Sedgefield

Elfransa Beach Cottage is situated on the front row of Myoli Beach in Sedgefield, 150m from the main swimming area and whale-watching platform.

Sleeps: 2 in 1 unit/room
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.


Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Dana Bay

Sit-Sit-So is situated in Dana Bay, a conservancy approximately ten kilometres from the bustling Mossel Bay. We offer a furnished self catering studio sleeping two persons.

Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms

Aziza Guest House

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in George

Our non-smoking double bedrooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. Each has its own en-suite bathroom and private entrance. The rooms are equipped with their own tea and coffee facilities, a television, desk, hairdryer, fan and heaters...

Sleeps: 12 in 1 unit/room
From R 850,00
Per unit, per night.


Self Catering House / Cottage in Still Bay

Family holiday home situated in cul-de-sac on front dunes at Stilbaai. Living room with television and open plan kitchen which overlooks the ocean. Six bedrooms, four with double beds, two with two single beds each, sleeps ten people.

Sleeps: 24 in 2 units/rooms
From R 5 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Easybay at Oubaai

Self Catering House / Cottage in Herolds Bay

The house is situated in the Oubaai Golf Estate in Herolds Bay and is self-catering. It is only 5 minutes drive from George International Airport.