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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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Ons Werf

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Groot Brak Rivier / Great Brak River

Ons Werf is a luxuriously furnished, modern self catering flatlet offering great views over the town of Great Brak River, the lagoon and the mountains. Ons Werf is situated on the ground floor of our own house, with it's own entrance, garage...

Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 600,00
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9 Coral Reef Crescent

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Sedgefield

This spacious, three bedroom home is all you need for the perfect Garden Route getaway. Fantastic views of Myoli beach and Gericke's Point from each room and the large covered deck provide the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the splendor of the ga

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 280,00
Per person, per night sharing.

A' Maisonette

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Mossel Bay

This spacious and luxury self catering apartment in Mossel Bay's up-market residential Golf Estate and Nature Reserve is located in close proximity to the golf clubhouse, to golden sandy beaches, outdoor pools...

From R 1 700,00
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Blessings @ Stilheuwels 25

Self Catering Chalet/ Townhouse Accommodation in Stillbay

This 200 square SC-unit, only 300 metres from the Stilbaai-West Beach &Harbour, boasts lovely sea views, 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) with bedding, 2 bathrooms with bath towels, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, TV-Room, Guest toilet...

Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 1 400,00
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Serendipity Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Natures Valley

If it is peace and quiet you are after, needing to connect with nature - tired of getting into your car...? then this is the place for you. Serendipity is situated on a quiet road adjacent to the Phyl Martin indigenous park only 200 m from both the..

Sleeps: 3 in 1 unit/room
From R 650,00
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Quantum Lights

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Wilderness

Quantum Lights offers you a self-catering flat in Pirates Creek a security village, situated on the Touws River. Come and enjoy our peaceful surroundings and spectacular sunsets.

Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 380,00
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Adagio Luxury Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Stillbay

If you're looking for accommodation in Stilbaai, look no further than ADAGIO Self Catering Holiday Accommodation, located in the heart of the Stilbaai harbour area within 150 meters from the west beach and Goukou river mouth.

From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

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: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 325,00
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Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Stillbay

Stroois perches on an ancient dune in the Bosbokduin nature reserve just outside Stilbaai. It is surrounded by Cape Coastal Fynbos and has spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The thatched cottage, built in the style of the historic holiday house..

Knysna Quays C11

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Knysna

No 11 Knysna Quays is situated in the beautiful and very popular Waterfront Marina, in the picturesque town of Knysna along the world-famous Garden Route, South Africa. With three en-suite bedrooms, all luxuriously furnished, a beautiful open-plan...

Sleeps: 22 in 5 units/rooms
From R 350,00
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Treehaven Holidays Self Catering Apartments

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Fully equipped comfortable, affordable Treehaven situated in Plettenberg Bay Garden Route has three self catering units sleeping 2 to 4 persons each. The tranquil surroundings ensure relaxation yet we are only 3 minutes to the beach and town centre.

Oyster Creek Lodge

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Knysna

Knysna is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. Oyster Creek Lodge Bed & Breakfast is positioned on the tip of The Point, surrounded by the beautiful Knysna Lagoon on 3 sides with spectacular views from the rooms.

Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Annies' place

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Glentana

Whether you come to work or to play is up to you - what is important is that you realise that "Annies' Place" is the ideal venue in the Garden Route area.

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 500,00
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Alte Prettig Holiday Apartment

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat 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.

Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room
From R 950,00
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Dankie Tog

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Hartenbos

This holiday cottage on the beach front is as close as you can get to the beach in Hartenbos . The spectacular view ranges from the Outeniqua Mountains in the north to the town of Mossel Bay in the south. This is a 180° unobstructed view...

From R 250,00
Per person, per night sharing.

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.

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

ABERNi on Sea

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge 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...


Thanda Vista

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

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-...

Grace Guest House

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Groot Brak Rivier / Great Brak River

The first suite caters for 6 people in two bedrooms (also sleeper couch in lounge). One bedroom with queen size bed, the other with two single beds with 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and private braai stoep. The second suite caters for 4 people...

Sleeps: 16 in 2 units/rooms
From R 550,00
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Koensrust Sea Farm

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Vermaaklikheid

Koensrust Sea Farm is a beautiful seaside private getaway rich in wildlife and scenery along the south cape coast just 3,5 hours from Cape Town. It offers accommodation in 4 rustic self-catering options spread across the farm, each with its own...