Overview

The Garden Route is a beautiful destination stretching 200km, from Mossel Bay to Storms River and encompassing the towns of Knysna, Oudtshoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield and Wilderness. It is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. The Garden Route is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are many interesting things to do on the Garden Route. Such activities include whale watching, visiting caves, elephant interactions, game drives, mountain passes, visiting great restaurants and beaches, staying in fantastic hotels and of course playing on excellent golf courses! The Garden Route is most known for its fynbos floral kingdom and its secluded little bays.The Garden Route is only a mere 5 hour drive from Cape Town, which makes it a perfect self-drive destination. A minimum of 3 or 4 nights is needed to thoroughly enjoy this destination. The Garden Route is definitely a destination to visit.

 

Top Destinations ‐ Garden Route

Knysna

Garden Route

Knysna has an unspoilt natural setting and emerges as a vibrant mini-metropolis. It offers an array of unforgettable experiences. Knysna lies at the end of the Garden Route, which grew around an extensive lagoon of the same name. Tourists can access Knysna easily by driving on the N2 highway from Cape Town. Knysna offers the best of South Africa’s varied cultures, from waterfront shops to grassroots community living.

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George

Garden Route

George is the sixth oldest town in South Africa and is referred to as the Capital of the Southern Cape. It is situated beneath the Outeniqua Mountain range and is surrounded by a blend of rivers, rich farmlands, forests and wildflowers. The town has a comfortable, small-town ambience. The majority of people who reside in George are Afrikaans-speaking, but all can speak English. George has the biggest Shopping Centre in the Garden Route which is called the Garden Route Mall.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Garden Route

Fancourt Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
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An exceptional blend of modern luxury and classic elegance, Fancourt Resort Hotel offers 115 luxurious rooms and suites that cater for every need from families, individual travellers, golfing groups, conferences or special needs. Rooms are situated around the facilities with views of the golf warm up area, Montagu golf course or beautiful landscaped gardens. All rooms have a balcony and from whichever direction, the views are stunning.

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Kanonkop House

Garden Route, South Africa
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Kanonkop House is a 5 star guest house offering indulgent comfort and gracious hospitality situated just outside of central Knysna with views overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and stretching all the way to the Famous Knysna Heads. The grounds at Kanonkop House include a swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace, and bar.

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Simola Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Simola Golf & Country Estate is approximately 500 km drive from Cape Town or 250 km drive from Port Elizabeth. Country Club & Spa welcomes guest to make them feel at home and relaxed whilst enjoying the luxury of beautifully-designed facilities. Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa is perfectly suited to independent travellers, tour groups, and business travellers alike.

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