Garden Route


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Spanning from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, this is a great holiday destination for families, couples, nature lovers and golfers alike!
Around every corner is something new to see, experience and fall in love with. From the forests of Tsitsikamma to the white sands of Plettenberg Bay, this area will keep calling you back for years to come.

It has also been described as the golfing mecca of South Africa due to the numerous golf courses scattered throughout the region.

  • From the semi-desert of the Karoo and the lush forests of Tsitsikamma to pretty seaside towns and white sandy beaches.
  • Most travellers start their trip from Cape Town though it is just as easy to start in Port Elizabeth.
  • It’s the perfect place for a road trip – the ideal self-drive destination with good roads, easy access and a range of highlights to keep you entertained for weeks on end!
  • Several of the country’s best golf courses are found along this route so a perfect trip for a golf tour

Highlights along the Garden Route

    • Whale watching (seasonal) in Hermanus
    • Wine tasting at Bramon Wine Estate in Plettenberg Bay
    • Treetop Canopy Tour in Tsisikamma
    • Berry picking at Wildebraam Berry Estate in Swellendam
    • Walk with the Knysna Elephants in the forest
    • Strawberry picking in George

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Abalone Guest Lodge

The four star Abalone Guest Lodge offers luxury accommodation on the oceanfront in Hermanus, perfectly located midway between the centre of town and the blue flag beaches of the area. Offering spectacular views of the ocean, Abalone Guest Lodge has direct access to Hermanus’ famous cliff path which visitors flock to in order to enjoy…

Birkenhead House

Offering a cliff top position in the seaside town of Hermanus, the five star Birkenhead House is the perfect place for an exclusive whale watching getaway. Voted by Condé Nast readers as one of the top three hotels in Africa and as South Africa’s leading beach hotel for 2017 at the World Travel Awards, Birkenhead…

The Old Rectory

Set in the heart of Plettenberg Bay and offering just 18 private suites, The Old Rectory sits in what used to be a national monument. Dating back to 1777, the building has been beautifully restored into a 5 star boutique hotel with each suite featuring a gorgeous king-size bed, rain shower and outdoor terrace or…

Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge is a ten-roomed boutique hotel and can be found on the banks of Plettenberg Bay’s Bitou River, 3km from the town centre. Each of the six luxury suites, two honeymoon suites and two family suites have been individually decorated with artefacts and quirky items the hotel’s owners have collected from their…

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Enter through the impressive stone façade to a world where waterfalls and trees blend seamlessly from the natural forest surrounds into the lavish interior. The 5 star Tsala Treetop Lodge is nestled in an indigenous forest between the towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and provides a magical retreat in the Garden Route. Tsala’s ten…

Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House is a 5 star luxury guest house located high above Knysna offering guests unrivalled views of the forest, lagoon, Knysna Heads and out to the Indian Ocean. The Conyers family, who own and manage the property, have spared no expense in ensuring guests have the best experience possible, hence why they have been…

The Elephant Hide

The Elephant Hide is a gorgeous 4 star guest lodge in Knysna offering nine stunning African-themed suites overlooking the tranquil Knysna lagoon. Outdoor lovers will love the fynbos suite – a gorgeous wood and stone cabin tucked away in the heart of nature while families are welcome at the Family Suite with its oen private…

The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

This 5 star boutique hotel offers an enviable address on Thesen Island in the heart of Knysna. The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa offers a choice of seventeen standard rooms, six luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite and two self-contained suites set apart from the main hotel. The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa prides itself on…

The Manor House at Fancourt

Known as South Africa’s premier leisure and golfing resort, Fancourt is set on 613 hectares of land, only seven kilometres from the George Airport on the Garden Route. The award-winning five star Manor House at Fancourt is the crown of the resort, offering stylish accommodation located within a beautifully restored national monument. Rooms exude sensual…

Schoone Oordt

Located in the small town of Swellendam, just off the N2 about two hours from Cape Town and at the entrance to the Garden Route, Schoone Oordt Country House offers a unique country appeal. The main manor house offers guests a beautiful conservatory restaurant, serving authentic country cuisine from local ingredients, and a beautiful pool…

Mosaic Private Sanctuary

A hidden gem in the Overberg region, Mosaic Private Sanctuary offers a peaceful sanctuary on the quieter side of the Hermanus Lagoon. Offering five star accommodation in the Lagoon Lodge, five private suites offer a tranquil escape with glass walls opening up onto magnificent decks with mountain views. Also on the property, the stone Mosaic…