The Garden Route Estuary

The Garden Route Estuary

About The Garden Route

The Garden Route is one of the most famous tourist attractions in South Africa. A well famed coastal oasis, The Garden Route is home to some of the most breath-taking scenes on the continent. Stretching from St Francis Bay along the Indian Ocean to Mossel Bay, The Garden Route boasts warm sparkling waters of an unspoiled coastline. Stretching inland, this lush region is bordered by the Little Karoo, a semi-desert region in the north. The Garden Route is an enchanting place, with a rich variety of culture and history woven within. A first class attraction, enjoy the diversity of the ultimate beach holiday, golfing retreat, artists getaway, romantic escape and nature lovers paradise. The Garden Route national Park, including the ancient forests of Tsitsikamma National Park, is home to a fascinating array of ecosystems sustaining colourful and exotic life. For the adventurous, this area is home to the world’s highest commercial bungee jump of 216 metres, off Bloukrans Bridge.

The Garden Route main arterial road is the N2 highway, a tremendously scenic drive along one of the most brilliant coastlines in Africa. Watch out for bottlenose dolphins, southern right and humpback whales, and even orca’s (killer whales), that have frequently been known to frolic close to shore. This immaculate landscape is scattered with hidden treasures. If you have time, the side roads reveal the secret gems of this beautiful eden. A visual delight, The Garden Route is also famous for its hardy fynbos floral kingdom, a striking feature of this supreme holiday destination. A year round attraction, there are many facets to explore along this iconic trail. According to the Guinness Book of Records, The Garden Route has the mildest climate in South Africa, and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii. Some of the most popular towns, to name a few, include the sleepy town of Sedgefield; Plettenberg Bay – a surfer’s delight; The romantic town of Wilderness; Outshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world; and Knysna – famous for its oyster festival! Based in Cape Town, Greatest Africa are on the ground experts, and Southern Africa travel specialists. Let us guide you towards the perfect itinerary to explore The Garden Route, a unique and unforgettable destination!


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Garden Route

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

  • Multi-Award Winning Private Conservancy
  • Set in Rare Fynbos and Milkwood Forest
  • 2 Hours Drive from Cape Town
  • Whale Watching Capital of South Africa
  • Distinct & Unique Plant, Bird & Animal Life
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Kanonkop Guest House Knysna

  • 5 Star Luxury Knysna Retreat
  • Spectacular Views over the Lagoon
  • Exclusive Private Suites
  • Nature Lovers Paradise
  • World Renowned Attractions
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From $150 pp / night

Ocean Eleven Guesthouse

  • Beautiful 5 Star Guest House
  • Set in the Pretty Town of Hermanus
  • Exclusive Luxury Accommodation
  • Whale Watching Capital of South Africa
  • Variety of Exciting Activities to Enjoy
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From $120 pp / night

Plettenberg Park Hotel

  • Luxurious 5 Star Hotel
  • Rejuvenating Natural Surroundings
  • Exclusive Clifftop Retreat
  • Set in Picturesque Plettenberg Bay
  • Contemporary Garden Route Getaway
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From $160

The Plettenberg Hotel

  • Beautifully Set 5 Star Seaside Retreat
  • Breathtaking Views over the Indian Ocean
  • Set along the Picturesque Garden Route
  • A Range of Exclusive Luxury Suites
  • Delightful Attractions & Destination
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From $300 pp / night

Turbine Hotel Knysna

  • Garden Route 5 Star Boutique Hotel
  • Island Hotel on Knysna Lagoon
  • Unique & Inspiring Architecture
  • Huge Variety of Nearby Attractions
  • Pristine Natural Surroundings
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From $120 pp / night

Tsala Treetop Lodge

  • Unique Garden Route Retreat
  • Luxurious Treetop Accommodation
  • Exclusive 5 Star Suites
  • Panoramic Views of Tsitsikamma forest
  • Stunning Beaches & other Attractions
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From $380 pp / night

Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, Knysna

  • 5 Star Luxury Guest Villa
  • Set on the Picturesque Garden Route
  • 5 Hours Drive from Cape Town
  • Nature Lovers Paradise
  • Panoramic Views overlooking a Lagoon
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From $110 pp / night

Shamwari Game Reserve

  • Malaria Free Garden Route Safari
  • Huge Private Concession
  • 1 Hours Drive from Port Elizabeth
  • 7 Five Star Luxury Lodges
  • Conservation Focused Big Five Safari
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From $475 pp / night