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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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La Gare 202

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

This luxury apartment is situated in Hartenbos, one of the most popular towns along the South coast of the Western Cape (the Garden Route area). This spacious and lovely new apartment, on the first floor, consists of three bedrooms (2 double beds ...

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Riviera Wharf 13

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hartenbos

Wharf 13 is a luxury self-catering apartment on the banks of the Hartenbos River at the Riviera Hotel in Hartenbos. Here you will enjoy stunning views and peaceful atmosphere. This is a beautifully decorated luxury 3 bedroom apartment equipped...

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Sleeps: 8
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Nectar Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Natures Valley

Nectar Cottage sleeps up to 10 people and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a hot outside shower, and is fully equipped. Located beachside inside the Tsitsikamma National Park Nectar has a large, private garden with BBQ. The pearl of the Garden Route!

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Acornhill

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

Acornhill Self Catering Accommodation is situated in the small historic town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route. Voted South Africa's favourite town, Knysna lies on the shores of an estuary between indigenous forests, Outeniqua mountains ...

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6 Beach Road Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in George

No 6 Beach Road, is situated in Herolds Bay, in the heart of the Garden Route. The self-catering apartment sleeps 8

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Sleeps: 4

Vista Bonita 52

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Vista Bonita NR 52 is in a block of flat on the 10th floor with a spectacular view over Mossel Bay and the Swimming Beach from the stoep.

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Sleeps: 18 in 6 units/rooms
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Knysna Elephant Park

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Harkerville

Enjoy your elephant sleep-over in unique accommodation overlooking the boma; or spend the evening relaxing in the communal lounge, watching the elephants browse, feed and snooze...

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Sleeps: 6
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4186 The River Club

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

This three bedroom house is set in a secluded area of the River Club, Plettenberg Bay. There is a great family atmosphere with a pool, tennis courts and squash courts on site...

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Sleeps: 4
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NUNKI, Villa Philippe Mossel Bay

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Villa Philippe 12, Uppercross street Mossel Bay, also know as *Nunki*, provides a spacious, modern, comfortable stay, for an unforgettable holiday. Host maximum 4 people. Splendid ocean and mountain views.

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Sleeps: 10

Seaside House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wilderness

The house is situated right on the beach in Wilderness, with breathtaking views of breaking waves. Let the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep.

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Sleeps: 4
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Nou Toe Nou

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Nou Toe Nou self catering flatlet in Tergniet, a suburb of Great Brak River.

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Sleeps: 10
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Sondel Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

The SONDEL Beach House, located in a quiet suburb, is a large luxury holiday home, tastefully decorated and situated a mere 160 meters from Solar Beach, Robberg Plettenberg Bay. This stretch of coast line falls along South Africa's splendid...

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Waterkloof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Witsand

Waterkloof Guesthouse, a free range ostrich farm, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg. A few minutes drive will take you to the holiday town of Witsand with its superb beach and fisherman's paradise

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
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Headlands House Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

Six luxury en-suite rooms, with private balconies, capture the majestic Heads, the mighty Indian Ocean and a romantic fairytale view of the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains. Crisp percale cotton sheets & rich fabrics throughout offers our ...

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Sleeps: 6
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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...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 850,00
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Vleesbaai Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vleesbaai

Vleesbaai Beach House is a Self-Catering house that has panoramic views out of every window. The house is approximately 20m from the beach where you can enjoy the golden sands and the calm ocean.

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Sleeps: 2
From R 1 000,00
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Vleesbaai Holidays

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vleesbaai

Cozy 5 bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps 8 and is only 150m from the beach.

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Sleeps: 6
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Sedgefinkel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sedgefield

House, the Island, Sedgefield, in the heart of the Garden Route. 3 Bedroomed house with 2 bathrooms (MES), open plan lounge, dining room & fully equipped kitchen. Large stand with outside entertainment area, swimming pool, double swings...

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Sleeps: 4
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The Dunes Resort, Unit No 130

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Keurboomstrand

This luxury loft apartment (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) is situated at the 4 Star Dunes Resort on the Garden Route less than 10km from Plettenberg Bay town centre.

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From R 1 900,00
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Pinnacle Point Lodges 31 & 79 - La Best

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay Area

Our apartments are located in the luxurious Pinnacle Point Golf Estate, Mossel Bay. Pinnacle Point Golf Estate is listed as one of the top 10 golf courses in South Africa.

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