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Featherbed Nature Reserve, looking down onto the Knysna Heads

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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Te Waterkant 9

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Te Waterkant 9 provides self catering apartment accommodation in Diaz Beach in Mossel Bay, Garden Route. This spacious ground floor beachfront apartment situated is adjacent to the main beach and waterpark at Diaz Beach. This fully equipped self-catering

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Unit 17A Castleton

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Nestled high above the Piesang River Valley in Plettenberg Bay lies Castleton, a unique development surrounded by the natural beauty of the Garden Route. Our secure, spacious and modern apartment offers you the ideal coastal getaway.

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Huisie by die See

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Dana Bay

Huisie by die See offers self catering apartment accommodation in Dana Bay in the Mossel Bay area of the Garden Route. The unit is a 2 bedroom self catering flat (sleeps 4) under the main house - 11 steps leading down to flat. Our self catering accommodat

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Outeniqua View

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

Outeniqua View is a self catering flatlet in Hartenbos in the Garden Route, Western Cape. The self-catering unit which is only suitable for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) - consists of 1 bedroom with a queen bed and a lot of built-in cupboards (L

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22 Seemeeuvlug

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

22 Seemeeuvlug offers self catering apartment accommodation in the seaside town of Hartenbos in the Garden Route, Western Cape. Come and enjoy your self catering getaway in Hartenbos with this lock-up-and-go duplex townhouse in secure complex. This self c

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Headlands House Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

Headlands House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in the area known as The Heads, Headlands House boasts dramatic views of the sea and the Knysna Heads. Managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention t

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Vista Bonita 52

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Vista Bonita 52 is a self catering apartment in Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, in the Garden Route, Western Cape. Located on the 10th floor it offers spectacular views over Mossel Bay and the swimming beach at Diaz Beach from the balcony. Accommodation comprises

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Oester 202

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

Oester 202 provides self catering apartment accommodation in the seaside town of Hartenbos in the Mossel Bay area of the Garden Route, Western Cape. This apartment is located in the heart of Hartenbos in a very safe complex with a remote control gate. The

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Karmosynweg 12

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vleesbaai

Karmosyn self catering apartment accommodation is a picturesque holiday setting in Vleesbaai in the Western Cape, just 20km south of Mossel Bay. It is a place where you can just relax and unwind all year round. The self catering apartments are within walk

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Sea Cottage 21

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Sea Cottage 21 provides self catering accommodation in Diaz beach in Mossel Bay, Garden Route in the Western Cape. This three bedroom duplex unit is in a security complex on the Diaz Beach beachfront between Hartenbos and Mossel Bay on the Garden Route. T

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Lagoon Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation 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...

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Cashel Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

Nestled in the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, Cashel Cottage is the perfect place to relax and explore the many delights of The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Natures Valley and the Garden Route.

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Withuis, Hartenbos

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

WITHUIS self-catering accommodation is situated in the popular seaside town of Hartenbos on the world renowned Garden Route. WITHUIS offers affordable accommodation for couples and larger groups of up to 22 people.

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Sedgefinkel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sedgefield

Sedgefinkel offers self catering accommodation in Sedgefield on the Garden Route. This 6 sleeper self catering house is located in "the Island" area of Sedgefield.

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Sleeps: 9 in 3 units/rooms
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Footprints of Knysna

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

Footprints of Knysna provides self catering flatlet accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Footprints of Knysna is full of character and has evolved into a value based, colourful and quirky property with a vibrant yet peaceful "feel good" atmosphere and e

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Sleeps: 13 in 6 units/rooms
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La Boheme B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

This guesthouse centrally situated in the town of Plettenberg Bay offers uniquely affordable accommodation. There are 6 guest rooms available.

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Gouriqua Apartment 101

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Gouriqua Apartment 101 offers a self catering apartment in Mossel Bay Town, Garden Route, Western Cape. situated in the CBD of Mossel Bay within walking distance to the beach. Step out of the building, cross the road and walk through the historical granar

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6 Beach Road Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in George

6 beach Road Flat offers absolute beachfront self catering accommodation in Herolds Bay, George area, Garden Route. No 6 Beach Road, Herolds Bay, in the heart of the Garden Route. Set right on the beachfront with glorious sea views across Herolds Bay from

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The Little Sanctuary

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

The little Sanctuary features sea facing bedrooms, modern kitchen, swimming pool, large garden, BBQ area, several entertaining areas, with cleaning service included....

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Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms
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Stilbaai Huis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Still Bay

STILBAAI HUIS is a beautifully styled self-catering villa, on the trendy Moquini Beach. With only a few steps from the beach so you can easily walk with your kids and older kids can go alone....it makes for a perfect holiday home with the whole family.

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