Garden Route

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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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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
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Oceanside Guesthouse

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

This competitively priced self-catering guesthouse with its own entrance is situated on the famous Garden Route, world renowned for its natural wonders and beauty and for some of the most spectacular scenic coastal drives in the world. The house ...

Sleeps: 24 in 8 units/rooms
From R 300,00
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Homtini Guest Farm

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Rheenendal

Choose between a forest cottage with its balcony nestling amongst the trees or a luxury lodge tent tucked sympathetically into the fynbos and immerse yourself completely in the peace and tranquility that only nature can offer. Spend your days expl...

Sleeps: 2 in 1 unit/room
From R 450,00
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Baywatch - Pinehaven Farm

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

"Baywatch" Self Catering Flatlet is situated in picturesque countryside on Pinehaven Farm on the heights above Keurboomstrand, overlooking Plettenberg Bay.

Sleeps: 50 in 3 units/rooms
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

On The Beach

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Hartenbos

A lovely self-catering unit on the beach with a breathtaking 180 degrees sea view. The upper and lower level are split as two separate units. The units can be let out separately or the whole house (both units) together.

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 500,00
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Buenos Diaz Flat

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay

A luxury two bed roomed self service flatlet in Mossel Bay Townsleeping four persons. Situated close to Diaz beach (340m)

From R 1 600,00
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Riviera Wharf 13

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Wharf 13 is a luxury self-catering apartment on the banks of the Hartenbos River at the Riviera Hotel in Hartenbos. Here you will enjoy stunning views and peaceful atmosphere. This is a beautifully decorated luxury 3 bedroom apartment equipped...

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 900,00
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The Dunes Resort, Unit No 130

Self Catering Chalet/ Townhouse Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

This luxury loft apartment (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) is situated at the 4 Star Dunes Resort on the Garden Route less than 10km from Plettenberg Bay town centre.

6 Beach Road Flat

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Herolds Bay

No 6 Beach Road, is situated in Herolds Bay, in the heart of the Garden Route. The self-catering apartment sleeps 8

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 900,00
Per unit, per night.

4 Knysna Quays

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Knysna

4 Knysna Quays is a luxury, self-catering apartment situated in the heart of the Knysna Waterfront, with views across the waterways and within a minute's walk of the restaurants, shops and attractions which the Waterfront has to offer.

Sleeps: 22 in 6 units/rooms
From R 750,00
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Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

The Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort at Plettenberg Bay is truly a world-famous landmark and one of the most sought-after holiday destinations. Built on a rocky promontory jutting into the warm Indian Ocean, Beacon Island's setting remains unsurpass...

Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms

Bird Cottage

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Sedgefield

It is a spacious and comfortable cottage with a main bedroom and bathroom en-suite (shower only). Also a lounge / dining room and kitchenette. The lounge has TV and a full, double-bed-size sleeper couch.

Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 250,00
Per unit, per night.

A15 La Palma Villas

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Mossel Bay

On the ground floor is a large lounge / dining room with sliding doors leading to a patio with a BBQ. There is also a large modern fully equipped open plan kitchen with washing machine, dish washer, microwave oven, glass hob...

Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 350,00
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Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Plettenberg Bay Area

"Lazydays"Self Catering Cottage is situated in the idyllic, coastal village of Nature's Valley and is surrounded by the Tsistikamma National Park and the warm Indian Ocean.

The Red House

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in George

Relax in comfortable, cosy accommodation in a quiet and pleasant suburb. Easy access from N2 route and airport. The Red House is only a five minute walk to George town centre, museum, restaurants and take-aways.

De Branders Apartment 45

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Hartenbos

45 De Branders has 2 bedrooms; includes beach towels; DStv; transport to and from airport; sea view from lounge, main bedroom and balcony; smoking on balcony. Nearby facilities include fishing trips, a game resort and an amusement park...

Lagoon Lodge

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Knysna

If you need a break-away to an elegant and romantic setting, we are ready to treat you and your loved one, in our brand new lodge! Some of the rooms has entrance to a balcony, where you have an exquisite view, over the tree tops with rich birdlife and...

Sleeps: 66 in 11 units/rooms
From R 960,00
Per unit, per night.

Milkwood Manor on Sea

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Plettenberg Bay

Direct access from the Manor to the beach, lagoon and ocean offers guests a unique location and experience. Most of the 11 en-suite bedrooms in this Georgian-styled delightful 4-star guest house have a private balcony and exquisite, uninterrupted...


Thanda Vista

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Plettenberg Bay Area

Intimate, exclusive and private, Thanda Vista offers 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms. A guest lounge with library, music centre and desk-top computer (with free Wi-Fi broadband Internet access); a breakfast room with magnificent views of the Bay; roof-...

Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room

P45 Thesen Island

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Knysna

P45 is a double storey, two bed roomed house, both en-suite, situated on the park on Thesen Island. It can easily accommodate 4 people. The two bedrooms are both upstairs and there is a big open plan kitchen and living area downstairs....

Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Wilderness Manor

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Wilderness

Wilderness Manor is an elegant and refined guest house overlooking the beautiful Wilderness Lagoon and is within easy and safe walking distance to golden beaches, restaurants and village shops. Wilderness Manor provides up-market, luxury accommodation...