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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Forest Edge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Rheenendal

EXPERIENCE TRANQUILITY, ROMANCE & PRIVACY in NATURE at one of SA's BEST (Winner of almost a dozen national and international awards). Nature-lovers' retreat: birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks & biking trails. Sundowners with fireflies...

Ananti @ Sea

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vleesbaai

Ananti @ Sea is situated in the very picturesque Vleesbaai, only 30 minutes from Mossel Bay which offers an interesting visit for shopping, casino, deep sea fishing, restaurants, golf and museum enthusiasts.

Sleeps: 8
From R 5 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Serenity Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Serenity Villa is located on the Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort and Casino, with beautiful sea views. The house is a mere five-minute drive to the town of Mossel Bay and 30 minutes to George.

From R 950,00
Per unit, per night.

Diaz Beach - Portobelo 67

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Diaz Beach - Portobelo 67 situated in Mossel Bay, Western Cape is a 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment walking distance to the beach, shop and water world.

Sleeps: 16 in 4 units/rooms
From R 2 500,00
Per person, per night sharing.

The Beach House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

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

Wilderness Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation 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...


Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Beautiful, brand-new contemporary home, perfect for a relaxing family holiday in Plettenberg Bay.

Sleeps: 26 in 6 units/rooms
From R 330,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Nature's Valley Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay Area

Home from home comfort in Natures own paradise. Situated in the Tsitsikamma National Park, Natures Valley Guest House is a place where you can put up your feet for a while and enjoy an almost unspoilt creation. Set in a lush garden amidst the ...

Salt River Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

This is very tranquil accommodation, situated on the northern side of the Knysna lagoon with its natural ebb and flow of the tide and is part of a natural bird sanctuary. Best value for money accommodation!

Sleeps: 4
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Nou Toe Nou

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Nou Toe Nou self catering flatlet in Tergniet, a suburb of Great Brak River.

Sleeps: 6

4186 The River Club

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

This three bedroom house is set in a secluded area of the River Club, Plettenberg Bay. There is a great family atmosphere with a pool, tennis courts and squash courts on site...

Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms
From R 935,00
Per unit, per night.

Summer Place, Knysna

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

Summer Place is the holiday home of the Bain Family Trust. The downstairs storey is available on a short-term let basis. This ground floor storey is right on the water's edge of the Knysna lagoon. At high tide, there is nearly meter-deep water ...

Sleeps: 4
From R 550,00
Per unit, per night.

Alte Prettig Holiday Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Glentana

Situated in a security estate with access control. This comfortable, furnished and spotlessly clean apartment offers 1 bedroom with a double bed and a bedsitter/kitchenette with 2 single beds, bathroom with shower.

From R 850,00
Per unit, per night.

Milkwood Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Groot Brak Rivier / Great Brak River

Milkwood Cottage is your private hide-away in the heart of the Garden Route, situated at Hersham Beach, Great Brak River, South Africa. This cosy, yet spacious cottage is nestled amongst Milkwood trees and offers an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday. I

6 Beach Road Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet 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

Riviera Wharf 13

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

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
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Santos Beach Flat no.26

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Santos Beach Self Catering Flat is situated right in front of the famous Santos Beach, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. Activities right on your doorstep includes swimming, fishing, snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 455,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Burrough Place

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in George

Situated in the spectacular Garden Route of South Africa, Burrough Place is a Guesthouse that is on the main road when entering George from the Outeniqua Pass (N9) side. Loved equally by all the business travellers, golf enthusiasts, cyclists and tourists

Sleeps: 6
From R 1 100,00
Per unit, per night.

Rhapsody 2

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Dana Bay

If you're looking for a place to escape from the hustle of city life, and you want your dreams to be filled with the sound of rumbling waves, then look no further...

From R 1 450,00
Per unit, per night.

The Dunes - Unit 75

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

75 Dunes Resort is a self-catering duplex unit situated inside the well known Dunes Resort, approximately 10 minutes drive from Plettenberg Bay. The unit can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children comfortably.