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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
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2 Geckos

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

2 Gecko's Self Catering House is ideally located in the historic Point Village and is a very modern up-market beach house with beautiful African decor situated approximately 20 m from the sea and tidal pool with great views.

From R 480,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Papillon Bleu

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

We have 4 self-catering suites. All are open-plan with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes,TV with M-Net and selected DStv channels. They are ideal for couples, however 2 suites are able to accommodate up to 4 people sharing...

Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms

Bird Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Island, 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
From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Nagenoeg Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Herolds Bay

Nagenoeg Beach Cottage is set right on the beachfront with magnificent sea views and direct access to a sandy beach and a tidal pool within walking distance. The temperate climate makes for an enjoyable holiday experience all year round...

Sleeps: 5
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Little Brak River Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

This private holiday cottage is an 80m2 fully furnished, well-equipped, self-catering unit kept in an immaculate condition for discerning guests. A mere five minute walk will lead you onto a blue flag beach where you can take pleasure in swimming...

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.

Sleeps: 12
From R 850,00
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Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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: 4
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

Outeniqua View

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

Outeniqua View is located 2.5km from the very popular Hartenbos main beach, with a beautiful view over the Outeniqua mountains from the braai area. Suitable for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).

Sleeps: 11
From R 600,00
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Chateau Anri la Mer

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sedgefield

Chateau Anri LaMer is a self catering home situated on the banks of the Swartvlei lagoon at the lovely town of Sedgefield in the heart of the garden route. Sedgefield has three lovely beaches and also offers safe swimming in the lagoon mouth...

Sleeps: 6
From R 1 200,00
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Onse Kaia Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Onse Kaia is a lovely three-bedroom cottage situated in a safe and secure park in Hartenbos. We offer braai facilities and on-site parking. The park is child friendly and guests can use the communal swimming pool and tennis court which are just 50m away.

Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

ABERNi on Sea

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Our goal at ABERNi on Sea is to spoil you with luxury bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Plettenberg Bay, and we offer a choice of intimate en suite rooms or complete self-contained apartments. Fully equipped with all the conveniences of home...

Hartenbos - 6 Bulhoek Ave

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

A spacious house in the town of Hartenbos, a quiet safe little town, close to Mossel Bay.

Bushbuck Villa Blue 18

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

This spacious state-of-the-art double-storey self catering villa is situated amongst the greens and fairways of the Pezula Golf Course just above the Knysna Heads. The villa's entire upper level is a grand open-plan living area...


Alkantmooi Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay Area

We offer a beautiful, private and fully equipped luxury apartment with an open plan lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. All with a spectacular view. The lounge leads onto a covered wooden deck with gasbraai facilities, pool table and a ...

Ocean Two

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Situated on the beach front of Diaz Strand with breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding George mountains. The immaculate white sand and swimming beach stretches for several kilometers.

Sleeps: 3
From R 900,00
Per unit, per night.

Lollypop Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in George

Lollypop is a delightful self catering cottage situated in the heart of the Garden Route town of George It is a cottage situated in a huge lush garden, free standing from the main colonial style house It is tucked away in a tree-lined suburb...

Sleeps: 4
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Heatherhill Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

The open plan loft at Heatherhill Farm is set in 37ha. The loft and deck offer views of the Tsitsikama mountains and Plettenberg Bay. The beautiful Keurbooms Beach is just 2km down the sand road. Ideally located for the many attractions in the area

From R 1 600,00
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Strandmeer 19

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

The cottage sleeps 8 (2 double beds and 4 single beds). Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, stove and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster) DStv in TV room, lounge and dining room. Barbeque facilities outside on stoep and deck.

Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Buenos Diaz Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

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


Viewpoint Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Heads

erched on the Eastern Head of Knysna, this large, comfortable home takes full advantage of the panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance. Large windows in all rooms and a vast wooden deck leading...