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

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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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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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

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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Pezula Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

The Pezula Hotel is located on the Eastern Head of Knysna on the exquisite coastline of the Garden Route of South Africa. Set on a stunning 1,000 ha estate known for its secluded beach, sweeping fynbos landscapes and ancient indigenous forests, the Pezula Resort takes your breath away with views over the Indian Ocean, Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains.

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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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Popular Packages ‐ Garden Route

  • 3 / 5 / 7 Nights
  • Golf | Spa | Dinner

Fancourt Value Add

From R1 875
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  • 3, 5 or 7 Nights
  • 1 Round Per Nights' Stay

Fancourt Manor House Value Add

From R3 231
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Top Golf Courses ‐ Garden Route

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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Simola Golf Course

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • DesignerJack Nicklaus

Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-inspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. It's also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden Route, reflecting the maestro's philosophy of attuning the layout and design to the natural lie of the land. The course offers challenging and rewarding golf amidst spectacular scenery.

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