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Garden Route, South Africa

The world-famous Garden route hosts everything…

…from incredible white sand beaches, bungee jumping off the world’s highest bridge, scenic wilderness areas to five-star malaria-free game reserves.
Rent a car and drive yourself or be driven by a professional tour guide alongside the east coast of South Africa.

The Garden Route start in Cape Town and end in the Port Elizabeth area.

  • Start off in Hermanus where whale watching is incredible from June to November, this is area is rated in the top 12 places for whale watching in the world.
  • Pass through Oudtshoorn where you may experience the Cango Caves, Ostrich riding and Karoo landscapes. George has a great selection of the best golf courses in the country should you feel like a swing with the irons.
  • Knysna well known for its fresh oysters offers incredible nature hikes and beach dining.
  • After all the adventures of the Garden Route end off with a three-night safari experience at one of our selected ‘Big 5’ game reserves where you will pampered into another world filled with luxury, safari and relaxation.

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Hotels in Garden Route, South Africa

Altes Landhaus

Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa’s Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus. Leisurely walks around the scenic grounds provide many an opportunity to admire the indigenous birdlife, or the farms own ostriches.
The homestead was built a hundred years ago, and served as rectory to the local church from the 1950's. Heinz and Helen Meyer bought the farm in 1994, endeavouring to restore its historic splendour. Antique furnishings and tasteful decor ring true to the homestead's Victorian past, while oregon pine floorboards and high-beamed ceilings reflect its rustic surroundings. With great care and dedication, they have recreated an elegant tribute to colonial country living. Leisurely walks around the scenic grounds provide many an opportunity to admire the indigenous birdlife, or visit the neighbouring wine estates.

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Emulating the monumental ruins of an ancient central African civilisation, the impressive stone-masonry entrance flanked by water features leads into a magnificent foyer supported by polished Blackwood columns.
The afro-baroque décor with its earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings draws inspiration from the diverse cultures of Africa, yet remains integrated with the sophistication of the Western world. Whether from the exotically appointed dining room, the intimate glassed-in lounge, or the large open decks high above the forest floor, the views are all breathtakingly beautiful, encompassing lush forests extending across rolling valleys towards distant hills.

The Plettenberg

Situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns.
This property, with 35 individually decorated rooms and suites, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach.
The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, along the adventure–rich Garden Route which is world–renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.

Lairds Lodge

Laze your way through languid afternoons on one of several verandahs or in any of the sheltered courtyards where homemade iced tea is served with our compliments; the secluded swimming pool too is particularly inviting while beautifully landscaped gardens offer opportunity for a leisurely stroll. Indoors, the front lounge with its comfortable couches, small library, complimentary internet access, wood burning fireplace, and satellite television provides an alternative backdrop to a cup of tea and the day’s decadent cake, or something stronger. And the brandy lounge has cozy seating arrangements ideal for enjoying an aged after dinner brandy or whiskey, along with a separate large screen television area for the sports enthusiast.

Hunters Country House

Fragrant and colorful, Hunter’s’ luxuriant gardens create an idyllic setting for this opulent retreat in the heart of the Garden Route.
hunters-country-house_300x300Hunter’s Country House combines gracious elegance with sheer comfort and impeccable service with warm hospitality.
Far from the madding crowd, yet conveniently close to a wide variety of leisure activities.
Probably one of the fist things that guests notice about Hunter’s is the sense of “home”.

Hog Hollow

Suite: double or twin bedded/private wooden deck, cozy fireplaces.
Family suite: master bedroom upstairs with en-suite bathroom. Downstairs in the lounge a double sleeper couch and ottoman (made up in the evening for children) for a maximum of 2 children aged 12 and under
The Villa at Hog Hollow Country Lodge is situated 400m from the main lodge on our private nature reserve, with breathtaking views over the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest and Mountains. Suitable for a family of 6 or 2 couples travelling together

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