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Garden Route | South Africa's Western Cape

The Garden Route is a beautiful stretch of South Africa's coastline, running from Tsitsikamma Forest in the east to Mossel Bay in the west. The region is so-named because of its wild flowers, the famous Cape fynbos, which blossom in spring creating fabulous flower displays. Other local attractions include the coastal towns of Plettenberg and Hermanus, which offer beautiful beaches and seasonal whale-watching.

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It was the most wonderful experience. I had pretty high expectations but they were surpassed!

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Featured itineraries

Western and Eastern Capes

Journey from Cape to Cape on this comprehensive 18-day private self-drive itinerary.

Destination

  • South Africa

Experience

  • Self-drive Holidays
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings

Prices from£3845 pp

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Gondwana Conservation Experience

Gondwana Game Reserve offers an in-depth conservation experience for those wanting a more involved safari, during which you will learn about wildlife and veld management, while taking on board important bush skills.

Destination

  • South Africa

Experience

  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays

Prices from£695 pp

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Accommodation

Belvidere Manor

This property is a wonderful, recently renovated Georgian-style manor dating back to the early 19th century. Located in Belvidere, in the beautiful Knysna district of the Garden Route.

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Hog Hollow Country House

Hog Hollow Country House is a beautiful country retreat located a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. It offers comfortable accommodation, friendly service, and great views of Tsitsikamma.

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Hunter's Country House

Hunter's Country House is an upmarket family-owned hotel situated in the heart of the Garden Route, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

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Kanonkop Guesthouse

Situated on Kanonkop Hill, just outside of Knysna town central, this small, family run five-star retreat offers spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon and Heads.

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Kurland Hotel

Located in the heart of the Garden Route, Kurland Hotel is a private country home that has been converted into an exclusive hideaway. It offers luxury accommodation and an award-winning restaurant.

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Periwinkle Guest Lodge

Periwinkle Guest Lodge enjoys a wonderful location overlooking Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, from where it enjoys direct access to the beach and many of the Garden Route’s best attractions.

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Southern Cross Beach House

Southern Cross Beach House is a gorgeous 5-roomed, owner-run B&B situated above Robberg Beach, just outside Plettenberg Bay, from where it enjoys marvellous views of the Bay and the Tsitsikamma Mountains.

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St James of Knysna

St. James of Knysna is a stylish, owner-run hotel with a stunning location in Knysna, on three acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the famous Lagoon and Heads.

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The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg Hotel is an early 20th-century country home turned luxury resort, with a striking cliff-top location overlooking the bay and town of the same name.

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Tsala Treetop Lodge

Innovative and unusual, Tsala Treetop Lodge is like nothing else in South Africa - a unique and stylish boutique lodge comprised of sixteen luxury guest rooms and villas pitched high in the Tsitsikamma Forest.

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Testimonial

The holiday was wonderful. [We] cannot praise the organisation and smooth-running of the itinerary enough.

Felicity and Isabel