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
Kariega Main Lodge from $389.00
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
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.
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.
Hunters Country House
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”.
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