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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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Diaz Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Diaz Beach Apartment offers self catering accommodation in Mossel Bay in the Garden Route, Western Cape. Diaz Beach Apartment is an absolute beachfront 3 bedroom self-catering apartment with amazing views over the ocean and Mossel Bay. The apartment is on

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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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Lodge 5 Pinnacle Point

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Lodge 5 Pinnacle Point is a self catering home located in the luxurious Pinnacle Point Golf Estate in the Mossel Bay area. The Lodge can accommodate 8 people comfortably in 4 on suite rooms. Pinnacle Point Golf Estate is listed as one of the top golf cour

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Cliff Top Houses - The Cat's Whiskers

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wilderness

Cliff Top Houses - The Cat's Whiskers provides self catering accommodation in Ballots Bay near Victoria Bay in the Wilderness area, Garden Route. This spectacular self catering home was designed by multi-award winning architect Henry Paine, this contempor

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Waterkloof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Witsand

Waterkloof Guest House offers bed and breakfast on a working ostrich farm near Witsand in the Garden Route. Our free range ostrich farm, home to over 2000 ostriches, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg.

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Southern Cross Beach House

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

Southern Cross Beach House provides self catering accommodation in the peaceful suburb of Southern Cross in the Great Brak River (Groot Brak Rivier) area of the Garden Route. This 4 bedroomed (10 sleeper) home is situated just a stone's throw from the fam

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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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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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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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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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Ocean View

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

Ocean View offers self catering accommodation in Bothastrand, Glentana, in the Groot Brak River area of the Garden Route. Ocean View is an exquisite double-storey self-catering holiday home close to Glentana, just outside of George. Accommodation consists

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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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Digby Stilbaai Holiday Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Still Bay

Digby Stilbaai Holiday Beach House offers self catering accommodation in the seaside town of Still Bay (Stilbaai). This self catering home (sleeps 14) is situated right on the 5km long golden sandy beach of Still Bay East (Stilbaai East), just behind the

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55 Vista Bonita

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Two bedroomed apartment with direct access to the beach and views over the ocean and Mossel Bay

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Beacon House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

Beacon House is situated on the Eastern Head in Knysna, where the Indian Ocean enters the Knysna lagoon through the sandstone headlands known as The Heads...

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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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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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Pinnacle Point Lodges 31 & 79 - La Best

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Pinnacle Point Lodges provides self catering accommodation at the pristine Pinnacle Point Golf Estate, Mossel Bay in the Garden Route. Pinnacle Point Golf Estate is listed as one of the top 10 golf courses in South Africa. The estate offers a wide variety

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Santos Beach Flat no.26

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Santos Beach Flat No26 offers self catering beachfront accommodation in in Mossel Bay Town, Garden Route, Western Cape. Situated right in front of the famous Santos Beach, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. Activities right on your doorstep includes swimm

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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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