Overview

The Garden Route is a beautiful destination to visit. Stretching from Mossel Bay to Storms River and encompassing the towns of Knysna, Oudtshhoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield and Wilderness – this is a coastal wonderland with many fantastic things to see and do.

It is called the Garden Route because of the scrubbery that lines the coast line. Of the many interesting things to do on the Garden Route the most popular would be whale watching, visiting caves, elephant interactions, game drives, mountain passes, beaches, great restaurants, some fantastic hotels and of course excellent golf courses!

No one is going to complain of being bored and The Garden Route makes the perfect self drive destination - the most popular way of exploring this area. Alternatively it can be explored as part of a scheduled or private tour with a guide and vehicle. Only 5 hours from Cape Town it is frequently combined as part of a Cape Town holiday, allowing you to ‘get out of town’ and explore a little bit more of this stunning country.

We recommend a minimum of 3 or 4 nights to thoroughly appreciate this area. Speak to one of our travel consultants about tailor-making the perfect itinerary for your client.

Top Destinations ‐ Garden Route

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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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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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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Simola Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
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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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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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