Overview

The Garden Route is a beautiful destination to visit. Stretching from Mossel Bay to Storms River and encompassing the towns of Knysna, Oudtshhoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield and Wilderness – this is a coastal wonderland with many fantastic things to see and do.

It is called the Garden Route because of the scrubbery that lines the coast line. Of the many interesting things to do on the Garden Route the most popular would be whale watching, visiting caves, elephant interactions, game drives, mountain passes, beaches, great restaurants, some fantastic hotels and of course excellent golf courses!

No one is going to complain of being bored and The Garden Route makes the perfect self drive destination - the most popular way of exploring this area. Alternatively it can be explored as part of a scheduled or private tour with a guide and vehicle. Only 5 hours from Cape Town it is frequently combined as part of a Cape Town holiday, allowing you to ‘get out of town’ and explore a little bit more of this stunning country.

We recommend a minimum of 3 or 4 nights to thoroughly appreciate this area. Speak to one of our travel consultants about tailor-making the perfect itinerary for your client.

Top Destinations ‐ Garden Route

George

Garden Route

George is the sixth oldest town in South Africa and is referred to as the Capital of the Southern Cape. It is situated beneath the Outeniqua Mountain range and is surrounded by a blend of rivers, rich farmlands, forests and wildflowers. The town has a comfortable, small-town ambience. The majority of people who reside in George are Afrikaans-speaking, but all can speak English. George has the biggest Shopping Centre in the Garden Route which is called the Garden Route Mall.

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Mossel Bay

Garden Route

Mossel Bay is a holiday town and port which is on the slopes of Cape St Blaize and overlooks the bay. Mossel Bay lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, both which are 400km away, and is close to the towns of Swellendam, Outdshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Knysna on the Garden Route. Mossel Bay can be accessed easily by any travelling method. George airport is a mere 25 minute drive away.

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Knysna

Garden Route

Knysna has an unspoilt natural setting and emerges as a vibrant mini-metropolis. It offers an array of unforgettable experiences. Knysna lies at the end of the Garden Route, which grew around an extensive lagoon of the same name. Tourists can access Knysna easily by driving on the N2 highway from Cape Town. Knysna offers the best of South Africa’s varied cultures, from waterfront shops to grassroots community living.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Garden Route

Oubaai Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

The Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa in George, South Africa is located on 316 acres of an upscale residential and golf development on the Garden Route. The hotel is located less than 7 minutes’ drive from George Airport in an area renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves.

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Simola Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Simola Golf & Country Estate is approximately 500 km drive from Cape Town or 250 km drive from Port Elizabeth. Country Club & Spa welcomes guest to make them feel at home and relaxed whilst enjoying the luxury of beautifully-designed facilities. Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa is perfectly suited to independent travellers, tour groups, and business travellers alike.

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Fancourt Manor House

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

The Manor House boutique hotel is the crown of the Fancourt estate. As a National Monument, the Manor House presents a meticulous remodelling of its historical counterpart, the Blanco House, while encompassing the distinctive air of a world-class, 21st century destination.

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Popular Packages ‐ Garden Route

SA Residents Only
  • 1 Room Per Night

Fancourt Family Fun

From R1 600
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  • 7 Nights
  • 4 Rounds

7 Night - Garden Route

From R14 800
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  • 12 Nights
  • 6 Rounds

12 Night - Garden Route, Cape Town & Kruger Park

From R53 894
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Top Golf Courses ‐ Garden Route

Pezula Golf Course

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6394 metres 6992 yards
  • DesignerDavid Dale

The area known as the East Heads has become the site of 18 spectacular championship holes of golf at Pezula and 250 hectares of well-planned residential properties and natural fynbos growth.

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The Links

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6150
  • DesignerGary Player

Fancourt owner Dr Hasso Plattner, together with legendary master Gary Player, commissioned a golf course that is a thorough test for every golfer, but also ranks among the top courses in the world. When playing The Links, it is difficult to believe that one is not in Scotland or Ireland, until one noticed the imposing Outeniqua mountain range that rises impressively in the background.

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Fancourt - Montagu Course

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6543 metres 7155 yards
  • DesignerGary Player

The Fancourt Montagu Golf Course is nestled at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain in the heart of The Garden Route, in George, renowned throughout the world for its immense natural beauty and world class setting. This is an 18-hole parkland course is delightful with top of the range conditioning and a setting that takes in mountains, water and interesting wildlife.

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