The Garden Route runs along the coast of the south-western Cape of South Africa from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape, and has an abundance of plant life. It is high on the must-see list for most visitors, and one cannot help but be seduced by the beautiful natural beauty. With a vast amount of indigenous forests where one can hike or participate in eco-tourism activities, you may also come across a selection of the 300 species of birds.

Our top accommodation spots in the Garden Route


Fancourt HotelRead more
Positioned on 613 hectares in the magnificent Garden Route, just outside George, Fancourt is South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate with mountains, indigenous forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity.

Two Fat OwlsRead more
Situated in the Heart of George, the Two Fat Owls Guesthouse is the ideal base to really explore the beauty of George and all it has to offer.The Guesthouse has a Spacious Honeymoon Suite with Mountain views, two Large Luxury Rooms and one Standard room.

Plettenberg Bay

The PlettenbergRead more
The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns – is the ultimate escape.

Hog Hollow Country LodgeRead more
Breathtaking views of the valleys & Tsitsikamma Mountains. Outstanding cuisine, comfortable accommodation & friendly hospitality. Sixteen unique African-styled rooms, private decks, king-sized beds, most with cosy fireplaces.

Tamodi Lodge & Stables – Read more
The beautiful Tamodi Guest Lodge and Stables was created by Lynne and Owen Johnston out of their passion for horses and the magnificent valleys of the Crags. This love has transcended into a truly luxurious bed and breakfast in the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay.


Villa Afrikana Guest Suites  – Read more
Situated in the heart of the Garden Route; home to Pezula Golf Estate, Simola Golf Estate and Knysna Golf Club. 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town of Knysna, on a hill fittingly called “Paradise” overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon.

Madison Manor Boutique HotelRead more
Madison Manor is an exclusive, owner-run luxurious Boutique Hotel, uniquely situated at the top of ‘town-hill’ with an 180-degree view of the town of Knysna, the Lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads.

Kanonkop Guest HouseRead more
Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. Consistently voted in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa (Trip Advisor) guests from all over the world are hosted in a refined family home while enjoying the service and excellence of five star boutique accommodation.

Belvidere Manor HotelRead more
Belvidere Manor is an idyllic retreat overlooking Knysna’s lagoon in the exclusive Belvidere Estate and is a firm favourite with international guests, many of whom return annually.

Addo National Park

Gorah Elephant CampRead more
This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from centuries past. Experience the breath taking natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure.