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Garden Route & Eastern Cape

Travel along South Africa's Garden Route to enjoy one of the most iconic journeys in the world. You'll find secluded beaches, charming coastal towns and quite breathtaking mountain and forest scenery.
 
Be sure to visit the "ostrich capital" of Oudtshoorn and stay a while in the charming seaside towns of Knysna or Plettenberg, great bases from which to explore the region. You can return from Port Elizabeth or travel on to other parts of South Africa.

Hotels and resorts listed are those chosen by our inspectors and by our customers for their location and value.
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Waterfront Lodge - Knysna

This small and friendly guest house is located right on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon, just 2 minutes drive from the town centre and the Waterfront complex. Its seven large, well furnished guest rooms all overlook the lagoon and there is a bright and cheerful lounge where you can chat to the hosts and fellow guests.

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£29 pp

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Montagu Vines - Montagu

Some 200kms from Cape Town is the charming Little Karoo town of Montagu, starting point of the famous Route 62. The town sits in the shadow of the Langeberg Mountains and boasts some fine historic buildings and a small museum illustrating the life of the early settlers to the region.

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£43 pp

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Fifth Avenue - Port Elizabeth

Located in the pleasant Summerstrand area, just a few minutes walk to Port Elizabeth's magnificent sandy beaches, this small intimate property offers spacious rooms overlooking a tropical garden and pool. Within walking distance are several restaurants, shops, and the Casino entertainment complex whilst the Oceanarium is just a short drive away.

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£51 pp

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Hlangana - Oudtshoorn

A delightful, family run boutique hotel located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Oudtshoorn town centre. Hlangana Lodge makes an ideal place from which to explore the region's attractions with the Cango Caves just a short drive up the road and numerous ostrich farms

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£51 pp

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Lairds Lodge - Nr Plettenberg Bay

A fine country house built in characterful Cape Dutch style and set in 24 acres of beautiful countryside. Located just five miles from Plettenberg Bay, the lodge offers a convenient and restful base for exploring the attractions of the Garden Route, including the Elephant Park just down the road.

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£52 pp

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De Zeekoe - Oudtshoorn

Located just outside the town of Oudtshoorn on the banks of the Olifants river, De Zeekoe is part of a working farm on the famous Route 62. At its heart lies a restored 19th century homestead in lush indigenous gardens with views towards the Swartberg Mountains. From the verandah you can enjoy hearty farm style meals complimented by local wines.

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£54 pp

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The Beach Hotel - Port Elizabeth

The hotel is just a short walk from the beach and close to the casino and entertainment complex with a good selection of shops and restaurants. There are also some interesting museums in the city including Bayworld which also has an aquarium and snake park and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

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£55 pp

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Belvidere Manor - Knysna

The hotel is located approximately ten minutes drive from the town centre and is close to the lovely beaches of Brenton and Goukamma Nature Reserve. Belvidere Manor has the atmosphere of a tranquil lagoon-side village with rolling lawns surrounded by characterful ...

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£56 pp

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Courtyard Hotel - Port Elizabeth

Located on Marine Drive in the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment complex and right opposite the beach, the hotel offers a good value for money base for a stay in the city. Explore the town aboard the Apple Express, a steam train which offers day trips to nearby Thornhill and travels over the highest narrow gauge railway bridge in the world!

1 night from

£74 pp

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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Oudtshoorn

About four miles from Oudtshoorn on the road heading towards the Cango Caves, Buffelsdrift is set on a private game reserve and offers luxury tented accommodation overlooking a five hectare waterhole. This is a land of scenic bushveld backed by the rugged Swartberg Mountains

1 night from

£78 pp

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Hog Hollow - Plettenberg Bay

The hotel is set in its own private nature reserve right on the edge of a forest and just a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. There are simply wonderful views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains from the grounds and the whole place has a relaxing feel.

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£106 pp

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The Garden Route & Eastern Cape

The journey along South Africa's Garden Route is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Africa, with imposing mountain ranges, dense forests, fertile valleys and stunning coastal scenery. Plus the exciting game parks of Eastern Cape not far away.

The usual approach to the Garden Route is from Cape Town, via Hermanus and Swellendam in the south or past the Winelands and across the arid and starkly beautiful Little Karoo on the famous Route 62. The towns of Montagu and Oudtshoorn are well worth exploring before dropping down through the impressive Outeniqua Pass to the coast.

The best of the Garden Route itself stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River Mouth with a number of pretty towns providing welcoming and good value accommodation. Wilderness and Plettenberg both have excellent beaches and Knysna has an array of boutiques, cafés and restaurants to discover, as well as a lively harbour area. Across the Knysna Lagoon is the beautiful Featherbed Nature Reserve with magnificent ocean views and walking trails.

At the eastern end of the Garden Route is the town of Post Elizabeth and the malaria free game parks of the Eastern Cape. You'll find first class lodges offering luxurious accommodation and exciting game experiences, providing the perfect end to a Garden Route tour.

Port Elizabeth is the gateway to this region and makes an interesting stopping point at either end of your visit. There are regular scheduled flights from here which connect to almost anywhere in the country.


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