Considered by many to be one of the world’s best drives, a holiday to the Garden Route will leave visitors spellbound with its abundance of rivers, spectacular mountains, lagoons, lakes beaches and wildlife.

The gateway to this natural paradise is Port Elizabeth which has wide beaches, an impressive promenade and wonderful examples of Victorian architecture.

Tsitsikamma National Park which stretches for 80 km is home to many indigenous trees and wildlife and offers many exciting activities such as bunjee jumping and river rafting as well as hiking and bird watching.

The Wilderness area, with its series of lakes and wildlife is a favourite destination for surfers, hikers and nature lovers. Wilderness beach is an exceptional expanse of white sand with small shops and cafes lining the road directly behind.

Knysna is one of the most beautiful resorts in South Africa with its sandstone heads guarding the entrance to its huge tidal lagoon, which is surrounded by forests, marshes and stunning beaches.

Part of the semi arid Karoo also falls within the Garden Route and offers a stark contrast with the lush coastline and here you can visit the Cango Caves with their amazing limestone formations. The nearby town of Oudtshoorn is in the centre of ostrich country and the farms are a great attraction.

Plettenberg Bay enjoys sweeping golden sand beaches, buzzing bars and restaurants and a lively holiday vibe, in part due to the number of holiday homes here. Plett as the locals call it offers the perfect start or end to a Garden Route Holiday.

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Fancourt Hotel

Fancourt Hotel

South Africa
The Garden Route

Located at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, the legendary Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate is one of the premier golf resorts in the world. With four Gary Player designed 18 hole courses it is a magnet for golfers from far and wide. The estate is just 7km from George Airport in the heart of the Garden Route and the beautiful beach at Wilderness is just a ten minute drive from Fa...

The exclusive Laird's Lodge is set on a 24-acre estate perfectly positioned in the heart of the Garden Route, only 5 miles from Plettenberg Bay and 12 miles from Knysna. This country house is the ideal getaway for gracious living, understated comfort and unsurpassed service. Laird's Lodge offers easy access to unspoiled beaches, world-class golf courses, scenic nature and hiking trails and all the...

Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The carefully renovated homestead (circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity. The Rosenhof has stylishly decorated bedrooms; lovely manicured rose gardens, several luxury lounges with fireplaces al...

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