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The Garden Route

Overview

This spectacular drive along South Africa's south western coastline stretches from Heidelberg in the west for 200 miles towards Storms River in the east and is one of the most beautiful in the world. Countless spectacular beaches, nature reserves, indigenous forests and peaceful lagoons are flanked by the calm waters of the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges. 

Our hotels are all close to the charming town of Knysna with its magical lagoon and to the wondrous beaches of Plettenberg Bay. The drive from Cape Town to the heart of The Garden Route is approximately five hours’ drive; however, we can fly you to George if you prefer, which is just one hour from Knysna.

Hotels

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The Garden Route, South Africa
Oudtshoorn is a good place to break your journey if you are driving between Cape Town and Plettenberg. Rosenhof is situated 30 miles north of George in the Klein Karoo and is a beautifully restored homestead dating from 1852.

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Hunter's Country House
Deluxe

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The Garden Route, South Africa
This privately-owned country house is located seven miles west of Plettenberg Bay and is set in wonderful gardens surrounded by indigenous forests, framed by the mountains of Tsitsikamma. The original house has been beautifully restored and is filled with antiques and period furniture, as are the 23 thatched cottages which make up the guest accommodation.

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Hog Hollow
Deluxe

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The Garden Route, South Africa
Lying 15 miles to the east of Plettenberg Bay, Hog Hollow is a private nature reserve blessed with a stunning position. It sits on the edge of a forest overlooking the Matjies River Gorge and has breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

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The St James

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The Garden Route, South Africa
This exceptional, privately-owned hotel sits in three acres of manicured gardens on the water’s edge, looking out over the peaceful lagoon to the dramatic Knysna Heads. The St. James is beautifully decorated in an elegant, country house style, and has just 15 delightful bedrooms located in two buildings, each with its own outdoor swimming pool.

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The Plettenberg
Deluxe

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The Garden Route, South Africa
This famous hotel is built on a rocky headland overlooking the Robberg Nature Reserve and the miles of golden sand of Plettenberg’s two longest beaches. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, ‘Sand’, has a large terrace overlooking the ocean and serves light lunches and delicious dinners with emphasis on the freshest of seafood and local produce.

Holidays

12 night low season price from£2,625

Cape Town, South Africa
This 12 night itinerary will allow you to enjoy the delights of the Western Cape, experience the spectacular beaches of the Garden Route and view the ‘Big Five’ in their natural surroundings. You will spend the first six nights in the Western Cape, dividing your time between Cape Town and Stellenbosch followed by the drive east to the Garden Route. From there the ‘Big Five’ game reserves of the Eastern Cape are within a scenic 4 hour drive.

Accommodation options in The Garden Route

Use the map to pin point our accommodation and find the hotel in just the right spot for your short break or tailormade holiday

To make an enquiry please speak to one of our experts on 020 7593 1899, or enquire online

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