Garden Route Accommodation
The Garden Route gets its name from the area of South Africa in and along this exquisite region of the south coast of South Africa that spans the section between Mossel Bay in the Western Cape and the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The Garden Route encompasses the towns of Mossel Bay, George, Oudshoorn and Plettenberg Bay among many other smaller towns and interesting locations in between. This picturesque drive through the rich and varied countryside is the ideal setting for a slow and leisurely road trip, during which one can stop and see all the curiosities the coastline, the towns and the other places of interest have to offer. For those with an adventurous spirit a trip through the Garden Route shouldn't exclude a bungee jump off either the Gourits River bridge or the Bloukrans River Bridge - the Bloukrans River jump being the highest commercial bungee jump in the world. Oudshoorn hosts the Cango Caves which is a vast underground network of Caverns through which tourists can take guided tours; Oudshoorn also offers a crocodile farm an ostrich farm and a snake farm where visitors can experience and learn about these animals up close.
George is the largest town in the area and plays an administrative role in the surrounding towns and is also the main commercial centre. The small coastal village of Knysna is surrounded by dense forests, a vast lagoon and the Knysna Heads looking over the ocean. The town and surrounding areas of Wilderness and Sedgefield offer an excellent place to enjoy the outdoors whether one enjoys sports and hiking or just relaxing and indulging in the ambiances. The entire Garden Route is steeped in history and culture, and almost every place one can stop has a story to go with it.
The many small towns along the Garden Route all have unique and interesting histories and features worth looking into. Many festivals and sporting events occur along this stretch throughout the year such as the Klein Karoo Arts Festival in Oudshoorn or Knysna's annual Oyster Festival which is always a well-attended attraction which brings in large amounts of local and foreign visitors.
The Garden Route is well worth taking a slow and studied tour through. One is advised to allow of plenty of time to take advantage of all that the area and its communities has to offer.
Bienvenue self catering apartment and cottage are centrally situated in the tranquil residential area above the harbour, 1.8 km from the nearest beach (Santos).
Enjoy 180 degree views of the harbou... More Info
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*Please note that we are full every year from the 16th December until school starts in January.
Situated in the Tsitsikamma National Park, Natures Valley is unique in every way, sur... More Info
Hope Villa, in the beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna, is situated at The Heads.
Stunning beaches, restaurants, golf courses and many leisure and adventure activities on your doorstep make this y... More Info
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Paradise Found is the home of Chris & Jenny Daly in the aptly named suburb of Paradise, which overlooks the beautiful Knysna Lagoon. All rooms have a truly magnificent view of Knysna, the lagoon and t... More Info
Lollipop is a most delightful self catering cottage situated in the heart of the Garden Route town of George. It is tucked away in a tree-lined suburb, walking distance from good restaurants, museum, ... More Info
If you are looking for magnificent views while being right in the heart of the village, then 5 De Vlugt is for you. With spectacular views over Keurbooms River and beach to the Tsitsikamma Mountains ... More Info
We pride ourselves on affordability focusing mainly on the local South African tourist with in-season and out-season rates remaining the same throughout the year.
Pet policy is that we allow pets ... More Info
Welcome to Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments, your 'home away from home'.
We cater for the traditional type 'backpacking' experience and also offer our nearby Backpacker Apartments (200m away) as a... More Info
We can accommodate up to 2 adults in the self-catering one bedroom unitt "Driftwood" at 53 Montagu Street. The premises are situated in central Mossel Bay near the Point and are walking distance from ... More Info
Nestled against the hillside in a quiet cull de sac a mere 70 metres above and 450 metres away from the waters edge, visitors to Aqua Marina Guest House can drink in the magnificent views of ships and... More Info
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Garden Route Reviews
We always thought Mossel Bay to be mainly industrial town, and always passed it
By en route to Cape Town. How wrong we were!! It's a superb base to explore from, and has its own charm and plenty of things to do and see. The restaurants we visited were great too. Mossel bay has a wonderful beach and the people are very friendly.
We most certainly will be visiting Mossel bay more often as our recent stay was too short.
Being the cold part of the year we were pleasantly surprised to find the weather mild and in fact, warm enough to wear short sleeves.
I can't wait to spread the word about Mossel bay !
- Norma Bezuidenhout
George is an ideal tourist destination, my family and I enjoyed our stay in George
- Ephraim Nambane
Knysna is always a beautiful escape.
- Nicola Slater
I'm definitely going back to Knysna and I'll be taking my daughter and my nephew, Elephant park was thee best experience especially feeding the Elephant. Restaurant was also one of my highlights "Senza Restaurant" walk away from Augusta Bay they serve the best pasta. All I can say Knysna was the best.
- Veliswa Somciza
Beautiful town with it surroundings but unfriendly people......
- Revedy Hendricks