Garden Route


Something to suit any type of traveller

Ranging from boutique guest houses and country lodges to self-catering cottages and private villas, Garden Route accommodation guarantees something to suit any type of traveller – honeymooners, families, groups of friends and self-drivers. There are even luxurious suites set on private golf courses and polo estates, ensuring complete exclusivity.

The majority of Garden Route accommodations are set in the area’s two most popular seaside towns: Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. You have the choice between staying in the town itself or at a more discreet distance – something we’d recommend during the Garden Route’s busy summer season. Accommodation is of a high standard with excellent cuisine and a long list of things to see and do.

Browse our recommended Garden Route accommodation below or simply contact us for advice on which accommodation is best for your needs and budget.

Kanonkop House
Kanonkop House
In Short: Family owned & managed boutique accommodation
Location: Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa
Elegant Kanonkop House owned and managed by the Conyers family, offers personal, family managed, award winning, boutique accommodation consisting of 6 suites at Kanonkop House.
USD 113p/p sharing
Leisure Isle Lodge
Leisure Isle Lodge
In Short: Effortless luxury and a beach chic atmosphere
Location: Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa
Savour the sights and sounds of Knysna from Leisure Isle Lodge, perfectly positioned on Bollard Bay near the majestic Heads. It is an exceptional retreat offering superb accommodation and uncompromising levels of service.
USD 65p/p sharing
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The Plettenberg
The Plettenberg
In Short: The property is very delicate and tasteful
Location: Plettenberg, Garden Route, South Africa
This owner–managed property, with 37 individually decorated rooms and suites, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach, The Plettenberg's location is in a league of its own.
125p/p sharing
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Kurland Hotel
Kurland Hotel
In Short: Family owned and operated 5-star gem
Location: Plettenberg, Garden Route, South Africa
Enjoy a unique vacation experience at the family owned and operated 5-star Kurland Hotel, located near the picturesque beach resorts of Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley
USD 115p/p sharing
Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Hog Hollow Country Lodge
In Short: Beautiful, very peaceful and cozy
Location: Plettenberg, Garden Route, South Africa
Just 18km East of the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay is Hog Hollow Country Lodge & Villa, set on the edge of indigenous forest with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains.
USD 72p/p sharing
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Shark-cage diving, Sailing, Hiking & more

1. Celebrate a Special Event

Whether it’s a honeymoon or anniversary, multi-generational holiday or your first holiday with young children, there’s accommodation & experiences on the Garden Route to meet every special requirement.

2. Shuck an Oyster

Home to the best oysters in South Africa, Knysna boasts its own Oyster Festival in July but you don’t have to visit then to sit down to great food & Cape wines throughout the Garden Route.

3. Meet the Wildlife

Interact with elephants, walk among flocks of exotic birds & free-ranging primates or visit a big cat sanctuary to stroll with a cheetah – a Garden Route holiday will entertain, inform & delight animal-lovers.

4. Cruise the Coast

The Garden Route’s captivating coastline is home to leisurely river cruises, luxury yacht tours & high-speed boating. You can also paddle a kayak along the coast or head inland up forest-flanked rivers.

5. Go Golfing

Add 18 holes to your itinerary. Some of South Africa’s best golf courses lie on the Garden Route – beautiful live-on estates with stunning mountain backdrops.

6. Into the Deep

Discover the Garden Route’s underwater world with a wide range of aquatic activities – whale watching, shark-cage diving & swimming with seals; boat-based marine tours keep your feet dry.

7. Book an Adventure

Surf, sky dive or bungee jump: there’s always something to shout about on the Garden Route. There are also hiking & mountain biking trails, tree-top canopy tours plus game viewing by horseback.

8. Visit the Local Community

Take time out to see how the locals live on a community-based tour. Your guide will introduce you to the energetic culture of township life with chances to meet wide-smiling schoolchildren.

Tailor-made Holidays

We’ll design your holiday to match your interests, tastes & budget!

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