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

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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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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Top Accommodation ‐ Garden Route

Kanonkop House

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Kanonkop House is a 5 star guest house offering indulgent comfort and gracious hospitality situated just outside of central Knysna with views overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and stretching all the way to the Famous Knysna Heads. The grounds at Kanonkop House include a swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace, and bar.

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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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Gondwana Private Game Reserve

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeSafari Lodge

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, you will find a beautiful piece of land that will stir your senses. Gondwana Private Game Reserve provides an authentic African Safari Experience close to Cape Town. Less than a four-hour drive from Cape Town International Airport, along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, the 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) Private Game Park offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free Safari Holiday destination with free-roaming Big 5 Safari Animals (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard).

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Popular Packages ‐ Garden Route

SA Residents Only
  • Per Nights' Stay
  • 1 Round Per Nights' Stay

Fancourt 25th Anniversary Tee Off

From R1 244
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SA Residents Only
  • Per Nights' Stay

Gondwana Winter Warmer

From R2 784
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  • 3 / 5 / 7 Nights
  • Golf | Spa | Dinner

Fancourt Value Add

From R1 875
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Top Golf Courses ‐ Garden Route

Oubaai Golf Club

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Distance6516 metres 7125 yards

The elements of a links course are well utilised with this design by Ernie Els, South Africa’s champion golfer. Veld grasses flank the immaculately manicured fairways and greens, while wind play a major role in the defenses of the course. Fairways are however generous while the greens are silky smooth and true. Walking the course offer you the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of the Outeniqua mountains, Gwaing River Valley and Indian Ocean. The course boasts with five par 3’s and five par 5’s.

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Fancourt - Outeniqua Course

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6560 metres 7174 yards
  • DesignerGary Player

The Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course as part of South Africa’s premier golfing destination lies at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountain in the heart of the world-famous Garden Route district. This beautifully manicured 18-hole parkland course is a course of rare distinction, similar to its sibling the Montagu course with top of the range conditioning and a setting that takes in mountains, water and wildlife

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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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