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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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Sunshowers Plett

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Sunshowers Plett is a modern, spacious and relaxing self-catering accommodation establishment in Plettenberg Bay. This 4-star rated guesthouse, along the Garden Route of South Africa – offers seaviews from the upper penthouse. All apartments a mere 75 st

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De Branders Apartment 45

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

De Branders Apartment 45 provides self catering apartment accommodation in Hartenbos in the Garden Route, Western Cape. The self catering apartment is situated right on the beachfront with uninterrupted sea views. Accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms (sl

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JaJoMaCa Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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, ...

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Sleeps: 20 in 3 units/rooms
From R 1 340,00
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Harties@Sea

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

Harties@Sea provides self catering accommodation in Hartenbos in the Garden Route, Western Cape. This beautiful cottage is situated in Hartenbos, home of ATKV, which is situated in the Mossel Bay Local Municipality, has its own entrance and private access

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Sleeps: 6
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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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Log-On Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vleesbaai

Log-On Accommodation provides visitors to Vleesbaai with self catering accommodation. Vleesbaai is close to Mossel bay in the Garden Route, Western Cape. This self catering home (sleeps 8) offers a spacious open plan lounge with sea view that flows throug

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Sleeps: 28 in 7 units/rooms
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Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in The Crags

In the heart of the Garden Route, 10 minutes from Plettenberg Bay... 1000 miles from reality.

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Sleeps: 48 in 13 units/rooms
From R 550,00
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African Sun Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in George

African Sun Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering accommodation in George, Garden Route. African Sun offers a relaxing atmosphere and a beautiful view of the Outeniqua mountains, it is a small holding where guests can walk

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Milkwood Manor on Sea

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation 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...

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Haus am Strand - on the Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Wilderness

Haus Am Strand offers self catering accommodation in Wilderness, Garden Route. Your Dream Holiday with stunning sea views from all apartments, even from your bed. We provide 7 self catering apartments, with a "5 Star" position, directly on Wilderness Beac

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Sleeps: 6
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Nagenoeg Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in George

Nagenoeg Beach Cottage provides front-row beachfront self catering accommodation in Herolds Bay, George area, Garden Route. Awake to the sound of the ocean in this charming cottage! Nagenoeg Beach Cottage is set right on the beachfront with magnificent se

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Sleeps: 26 in 8 units/rooms
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Inyathi Guest Lodge Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

Inyathi Guest Lodge provides self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Our fully equipped self-catering chalets are situated in a highly convenient central location, but down a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle, just two street

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Sleeps: 8
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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.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 210,00
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Rhapsody 2

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Dana Bay

Rhapsody 2 is a self catering apartment in Dana Bay near Mossel Bay in the Garden Route. Rhapsody 2 (sleeps 6) is one of 6 apartments built almost on the beach, and has a breathtaking view of the ocean. See whales (in season) and dolphins from the balcony

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Sleeps: 8

Barefoot Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Barefoot Lodge offers self catering cottage accommodation in Mossel Bay in the Garden Route, Western Cape. This self catering accommodation is a converted 4 bedroom fisherman's cottage, situated in the 2nd row at the very popular Point Village Resort in M

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Sleeps: 12
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Oniro on Thesen

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

Oniro On Thesen offers self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in Thesen Islands and designed for relaxed, easy indoor/outdoor living with large veranda with uninterrupted view of Knysna lagoon and wetlands. The ground floors and all

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Sleeps: 5
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La Palma Villa C12

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

La Palma Villa C12 is a self catering apartment in Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay in the Garden Route. This self catering accommodation is located in a secure complex. There is an elevator in the apartment block as well as full access control and security around

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Earl's View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

This exclusive luxury holiday villa with its breathtaking views offers exclusive self-catering accommodation and is ideally situated to offer privacy as well as convenience. Spacious, airy & open plan living area flowing out onto a large, sunny pool.

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Stannards Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

Stannards Guest Lodge offers both bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in the peaceful suburb of Hunter's Home in Knysna, five minutes away from the lagoon and world-class golf courses, and ten

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De Branders Apartment 46

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

De Branders Apartment 46 provides self catering apartment accommodation in Hartenbos in the Garden Route, Western Cape. This self catering apartment is located on the beachfront with spectacular sea views. Accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4).

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