Garden Route

On the southern coast of South Africa, from Heidelberg to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River, there is a stretch of land known as the Garden Route that has inspired many an artist. The Garden Route is ideal for a self-drive holiday that focuses on the outdoors. It's lined with tiny coastal villages, mountains, beaches, bays, lakes, mountains, amber-coloured rivers, and tall indigenous forests. As a study in contrasts, on the Garden Route you'll find the town of George, also known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route" which is set on a coastal plateau in an area of abundant greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Further along the route, you'll come to Oudtshoorn, better known as the "Capital of the Klein Karoo." Oudtshoorn is famous for ostrich farming and the Cango Caves.

Adventures await you in every nook and cranny of the Garden Route. This includes scuba diving, ostrich riding, abseiling, fishing, hiking, bird watching, caving in the Cango Caves, oyster tasting, the Tsitsikamma National Park, fishing, surfing, scenic flights, canoeing, bungee-jumping, black water rafting and tubing.

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De Kloof Luxury Estate
*****

Experience the significant Western Cape town of Swellendam with its many museums and tourist attractions from the 5-Star De Kloof Luxury Estate, a gorgeous Cape Dutch National Monument that is the perfect base from which to explore the historic town.The 5-Star De Kloof Luxury Estate is a luxury...
De Kloof Luxury Estate

Falcon's View Manor
*****

With a welcoming and homely feel, the Manor house embraces you as you set foot inside. The interiors of Falcons View Manor reflect a fresh interpretation of the past and present by adding ultra-modern features to the Victorian theme.

The emphasis is on high quality food and great...
Falcon's View Manor

Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate
*****

No other golf hotel offers such a wide range of luxuriously distinct accommodations as the Fancourt Golf Estate and Spa, and none in such beautiful surroundings as the Garden Route.A combination of Old World charm and contemporary luxury is what makes the Fancourt Hotel so distinctive. Guests can...
Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate

Head Over Hills
*****

The exclusive 5-Star retreat of Head over Hills is situated on the rocky cliffs edge of the famous Knysna Heads, just outside of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The tranquil setting of this small luxury resort makes it ideal for anyone looking for a spectacular escape. A great destination for...
Head Over Hills

Hunter Hotels Tsala Treetop Lodge
*****

Enjoy a tranquil Garden Route experience amongst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest at Tsala Treetop Lodge, a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa.Tsala Treetop Lodge manages to achieves the perfect balance between nature and voluptuous luxury. Emulating the monumental ruins of an...
Hunter Hotels Tsala Treetop Lodge

Hunter's Country House
*****

When on the Garden Route, make sure you stop at Hunter's County House. A hotel far from the madding crowd, surrounded by rich indigenous forests and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains, it's still conveniently close to a wide variety of leisure activities.Perfect for a romantic...
Hunter's Country House

Kurland Hotel
*****

Kurland hotel is a luxurious sanctuary in the beautiful Garden Route, with the staff to guest ratio ensuring highly personalised service and fine cuisine.For the comfort of guests all suites have oversized beds, exquisite linens, huge en suite bathrooms, a lounge area and terrace. The superior...
Kurland Hotel

Plettenberg Park
*****

Make a stop in the heart of the Garden Route at Plettenberg Park: an exclusive and unique hotel that offers dramatic and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.Only minutes away from the holiday hotspot of Plettenberg Bay and resting on the edge of a cliff, Plettenberg Park has been host to travellers...
Plettenberg Park

Rosenhof Country House
*****

Enjoy an exceptional Eastern Cape experience at Rosenhof Country House, a carefully restored Victoria house situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, which is named after the beautiful rose gardens in which it is set. It's a perfect retreat in the serene Klein Karoo.Wide verandas that open onto...
Rosenhof Country House

The Phantom Forest
*****

Enjoy infinite views mainly familiar to Fish Eagles when you stay in the large, elevated luxury tree suites at Phantom Forest, tucked into the African mountain forest.Accommodation comprises fourteen luxurious and spacious tree suites hiding amongst the forest and joined to the rest of the lodge by...
The Phantom Forest

The Plettenberg
*****

Make fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales from the terraces of The Plettenberg: a five-star hotel on the Garden Route, built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and golden beaches.The Plettenberg is one of the most spectacular resorts in Africa. The thirty-eight...
The Plettenberg

Adley House
****

Experience the sights and sounds of the Karoo from the lush grounds of Adley House, a four star estate built in 1905, beautifully restored for your pleasure.Adley House is a magnificent sandstone Victorian home built in 1905 by Sidney Herbert Adley during the Ostrich Feather Boom. This beautifully...
Adley House

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