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GARDEN  ROUTE  -  Self-Drive

Including:  Oudtshoorn - Addo - Sunshine Coast

 

 
     

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Tour the Garden Route

Pick up your rental car at Cape Town, George or Port Elizabeth  and follow the N2 highway to the heart of the Garden Route. The route begins at Mossel Bay in the West and Storms River in the East. Driving the Garden Route is safe and easy.

You will be inspired by the beauty of the Coastline and the surrounding mountains, forests and lakes. Choose your own route & accommodation from the menu below. Tell us when and where and we will reserve your car & your accommodation.

Vehicle Rental starts at US$ 25 per day including Unlimited Km and super-cover insurance.

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Along the Southern coast of South Africa  lies one of the world's loveliest coastal gardens. Here are beautiful amber-coloured rivers, chains of lakes, wild and unspoiled stretches of rocky coast, mountains covered in indigenous forests, golden beaches washed by the restless surf of the Indian Ocean, secluded bays and charming coastal villages. The Garden Route is rated as one of the top travel destinations in South Africa..

 

BE SURE NOT TO MISS

 

Knysna Lagoon

 
 

Knysna Heads & the Waterfront

Located in the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna has been declared  South  Africa's favourite Town. Be sure to explore the awesome ''Knysna Heads"  which is the Lagoons gateway to the Indian Ocean

The Knysna Waterfront is a hive of activity offering Lagoon Boat trips, fine restaurants and art & craft shopping. Be sure to sample some fresh oysters, craft beers and fine wines..

 

Robberg Nature Reserve

 
 

The Robberg Nature Reserve

Situated at Plettenberg Bay, the Robberg Nature Reserve is a nature lovers & hikers paradise. The reserve is a peninsula stretching for 4 km out to sea. This nature reserve offers sweeping vies of the ocean

There are several hiking trails and  a cave showing where early pre-historic man lived off the oceans harvest.  See  the endangered Oyster Catcher, seals and countless sea birds.

 

Giant Yellowwood Trees

 

 
 

Natures Valley

Explore the indigenous forests and pristine beaches at the sleepy hamlet that is Natures Valley. Be on the look-out for bushbuck, baboons and whales in winter.

Take a short walk in the forest to see ancient giant yellowwood trees. Listen for the call of the elusive Knysna Loerie or the bark of the baboon. Walk along deserted beaches with no other footprints

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RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION

 

  +27 (0)828717513 

 

 
 
  Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve  ****  On the Cango Caves road - 10 km from Oudtshoorn  Oudtshoorn
  De Denne Guest House  ****  Situated off the R 328 - 12 minutes drive from Town  Oudtshoorn
  De Zeekoi Guest Farm    ****  Situated on the R 328 - 10 minutes drive from Town  Oudtshoorn
  Hlangana Guest House    ****  On the Cango Caves road -  2 minutes from Town  Oudtshoorn
  Mooiplaas Guest House    ****  Situated off the R 328 - 12 minutes drive from Town  Oudtshoorn
  Kleinplaas  Resort  ***    {Self-Catering}  On the Cango Caves road -  2 minutes from Town  Oudtshoorn
  Boardwalk Lodge  ****  {B/B & Self-Catering}  Constantia Road  -  3 minutes drive to the beach  Wilderness
  Wilderness Hotel  ****  George Road - 3 minutes walk to the village & beach  Wilderness
  African Oceans  *****  7 Bob Bouwer Crescent - Bay View. On the beach  Mossel Bay
  Myoli Beach Lodge    ****  Claude Urban Drive - Beachfront at Myoli Beach  Sedgefield
  Knysna Waterfront Villas    ****  Knysna Quays - Knysna Waterfront & Yacht Harbour  Knysna
  Brenton Haven Beach Resortl ****    {Self-Catering}  Situated on Brenton Beach with panoramic sea views.  Brenton On Sea
  Belvedere Manor   ****  Lower Duthie Drive - Belvedere Estate  Knysna
  Protea Wilds Retreat ***    {Self-Catering}  Fisanthoek  between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay  Knysna/Plett
  Paradise Private Zen ****  {Self-Catering}  13 Loerie Street, Paradise - 5 minutes drive to town  Knysna
  La Vista Lodge ****  17 Rosheen Crescent  - 5 minutes drive to town  Plettenberg Bay
  Arch Rock Chalets ****       {Self-Catering}  Main Street Keurboomsstrand. Situated on the beach  Plettenberg Bay
  St  Francis Resort  ****       {Self-Catering & B/B}  Da Gama Road - Cape St Francis. On the beach  Cape St Francis
  Super Tubes Guest House  ****  12 Pepper Street - Ferreira Town. On the beach  Jefferey's Bay
  Zuurberg Mountain Village   ****  Drive the R 342  then R 355. 28 km from Addo Park   Addo
 
     
     
 

 

 

 

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge   ****

 

  www.buffelsdrift.com E :  info@buffelsdrift.com
  Tel :  27 (0) 44 272 0000 Cango Caves Road -10 km from Oudtshoorn

 

 

 
     
 

Situated in the Cango Valley at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains – South Africa’s 6th World Heritage Site. Lush Succulent Karoo vegetation and a natural waterhole create a haven for a variety of game species including: elephants; rhino; buffalo; lion; giraffe; hippo; Cape Mountain zebra; eland; kudu and springbok. 

Bird watcher's will enjoy trying to identify more than 217 bird species to be found.

Enjoy unique elegance in our luxury tented accommodation. With the Swartberg mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, it’s the closest you’ll get to the wild of the Klein Karoo and true African accommodation.

Our A la Carte Restaurant offers some of the best local cuisine in the area.  It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks & sundowners on our surrounding deck overlooking the magnificent waterhole from where you can view a variety of our game species.

 
     

 

 

 

De Denne Country Guest House   ****

 

  www.dedenne.com E :  info@dedenne.com
  Tel :  27 (0) 44 272 7411 R 328  - 6 Km from Oudtshoorn

 

 
     
 

Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn is one of the world’s 17 "hot spots" with three overlapping flower zones. This owner managed, 2500 hectare working lucern farm, is malaria free, wheelchair friendly & child friendly.

We are proud to announce the de Zeekoe is the only Fair Trade registered property in the Oudtshoorn area.

De Zeekoe's unique charm & extraordinary activities attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish farm in search of a unique experience.

Guests can choose between various accommodation, ranging from stylish rooms at the main house to private stone cottages & rustic self catering chalets.

Enjoy activities: Biking, hiking, birding, meerkat tours (SHY FIVE MEERKATS), free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, star gazing, massages.

 
     

 

 

 

 

De Zeekoe Guest Farm  ****

 

  www.dezeekoe.co.za E :  info@dezeekoe.co.za
  Tel :  27 (0) 44 272 6721 Seekoegat Farm joff the R328 -5 km from Oudtshoorn
 

 

 
     
 

Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn is one of the world’s 17 "hot spots" with three overlapping flower zones. This owner managed, 2500 hectare working lucern farm, is malaria free, wheelchair friendly & child friendly.

We are proud to announce the de Zeekoe is the only Fair Trade registered property in the Oudtshoorn area.

De Zeekoe's unique charm & extraordinary activities attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish farm in search of a unique experience.

Guests can choose between various accommodation, ranging from stylish rooms at the main house to private stone cottages & rustic self catering chalets.

Enjoy activities including: Biking, hiking, birding, meerkat tours (Shy Five Meerkats), free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, star gazing and spa treatments and massages.

 

 
     

 

 

 

 

Hlangana Lodge   ****

  www.hlangana.co.za E :  info@hlangana.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 272 2299 51 North Street. Cango Caves Road

 
     
 

 

Welcome to one of the finest small luxury lodges in South Africa, set on more than a hectare of exotic gardens on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn - en route to the Cango Caves.

We have 12 standard and 6 superior rooms and a  honeymoon suite.

Offering the highest standards of luxury and service, we are perfectly situated to serve as a haven from where you can explore Oudtshoorn.

There are several leisure options to help you recuperate after a hard day's sightseeing. Guests can enjoy the great South African outdoors in the landscaped garden, kick back and relax in a deckchair next to the saltwater swimming pool, or admire the skilfully crafted woodwork on the veranda.

Enjoy a drink in the tastefully decorated lounge. Top restaurants are situated within safe walking distance  from our establishment.

 
     

 

 

 

         
 

Mooiplaas Guest House    ****

 

 

  +27 (0)828717513 

 

 

Mooiplaas Guest House is a luxurious four-star guest house in Oudtshoorn – situated on our family-run working ostrich farm, in the heart of the Klein Karoo.

Here you can enjoy the open spaces of the ostrich farm and the spectacular views of the magnificent and ever-changing purple Swartberg mountains.

If you wish to relax, this is the place to get away from it all. Iff you are looking for sport and adventure, stay with us and enjoy the large variety of attractions and activities in the Klein Karoo area.

Mooiplaas Guesthouse offers luxury farm accommodation suitable for all, from the solo travellers, families, couples, children, honeymooners, FIT tours and groups.

Guest Facilities are Braai / Barbecue, Fireplace on Premises, Curios & Ostrich Products are for sale at Guesthouse Shopping.
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort  ****

 

  www.kleinplaas.co.za E :   kleinpls@mweb.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 272 5811 171 Baron van Reede street.

 
       
 

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort offers affordable self-catering accommodation to individuals and groups. Various  options such as 3 and 4 star self catering, bed & breakfast and  caravan stands and camping are available.

Our high standards promise a relaxing stay with 5 star service.

We are situated within walking distance of local restaurants and curio shops. The location is perfect for people exploring Oudtshoorn & the Klein Karoo. Facilities include a swimming pool, conference venue and a restaurant.

Our premises are child friendly. Kleinplaas is your affordable gem in the Klein Karoo

Winter time in Oudtshoorn is still undiscovered, so plan around this time for a special holiday involving the outdoors: mountain biking, visits to wine farms  and much, much more in the crisp air of winter, is a special experience. 

   
       
 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boardwalk Lodge   ****

  www.boardwalklodge.co.za E  : res@boardwalklodge.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 44 877 0238 Young Terrace, Constantia Drive Wilderness

 

 
     
 

 

Hugging the Outeniqua mountainside amid a beautiful stretch of indigenous forest, the Boardwalk Lodge is a distinctive S/C and B/B  leisure resort.

Picture-perfect views and natural forest provide the setting for the ultimate in privacy and intimacy. Located within the Wilderness National Park and a short stroll from the beach, lake and village.

Boardwalk Lodge offers superb accommodation ranging from the convenient luxury Bed & Breakfast rooms and luxury studio suites, to the superior fully-equipped, self-catering timber chalets.

All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with both shower and bath. The main guest house buildings are styled in a luxurious yet modern Afro-contemporary manner and consist of four  luxury bedrooms with air-con, two luxury 1-bedroom studio suites, each with private deck.

The rim-flow swimming pool is located below the luxury rooms.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wilderness Hotel & Spa   ****

 

  Web:  wildernesshotel.co.za E  :  stay@thewildernesshotel.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 877 1110 6 George Road

 

The Wilderness Hotel, one of the Garden Route’s oldest and best-loved hotels, situated on the beautiful Southern Cape coastline of South Africa. Steeped in a grand tradition with old-style charm and featuring modern facilities, it is an ideal honeymoon spot, family hotel and  destination for both the tourist and business traveller alike.

The beach is 5 minutes walk and the village &restaurants will take 3 minutes.

The 150-bedroom property boasts a beauty spa, two swimming pools, a bowling green, two tennis courts, a squash court as well as banqueting halls, for the perfect wedding reception, and conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 300 delegates in cinema-style.

The Wilderness Hotel is about a 45-minute drive to both Mossel Bay (west) and Knysna (east), so it’s perfectly placed for tour groups and individuals who want a base from which to explore the region.

   

       

 

 

 

 

 

African Oceans - Manor on the Beach    *****

 

  www.africanoceans.co.za E :  info@africanoceans.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 695 1846 7 Bob Bouwer Crescent,  Mossel Bay 

 

 

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, virtually on the shoreline, this is the destination that will create lasting memories for you and your family. The exceptional treatment, the unique and thoughtful touches, attention to detail, the luxury and the opulent comfort all add to the exciting possibility of returning again and again.

With superb staff and such individual attention one should not pass by the "harbour of comfort"

Experience the essence of "African Oceans". Awaken to the sound and sight of the Indian Ocean  from stylishly appointed rooms.

We offer spaciousness, relaxation, luxury with refined comfort and thoughtful touches. Mini bar, DSTV bouquet, CD/DVD player, air conditioning and private balconies or patio's.

Option of self catering. Direct access to the beach.

   

   
       

 

 

 

 

Myoli Beach Lodge  ****

 

   www.myolibeach.co.za E :  ronelg@mweb.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 343 2108 17 Claude Urban Drive, Myoli Beach

 

Our African styled Beach Lodge is nestled midway between Knysna and Wilderness in the centre of the Garden Route of the Southern Cape.

We are walking distance from the well known Gericke’s Point with its stunning tidal pools and a mere 50 meters from Sedgefield’s main beach stretching for 14 km to Goukamma National Park.

 We have ten tastefully furnished self catering chalets with fully equipped kitchens, a downstairs bedroom with bathroom, dining room and outdoor barbeque (braai)

Upstairs is the main master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, dressing room, TV lounge and a balcony with stunning views.

The Garden Route has a multitude of outdoor activities for the discerning nature lover, adventurer and sportsman. Or merely come to experience the peace and tranquillity in Africa’s first Cittaslow “slow town”.

   

 

 

 

Knysna Lagoon Villas & Apartments    ****

 

  Web:  www.explore-southafrica.co.za E :  travel@explore-southafrica.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 828 717513 Knysna Quays at the Waterfront

 

Our luxury waterfront apartments & villas combine elegance and convenience for your holiday on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon.

A vibrant Waterfront development that boasts fine restaurants, vintage wine, shops, fresh seafood, oysters, curios and a magical indoor market, guaranteed to provide that extra special gift.

One, two, and three  en-suite bed-roomed S/C apartments are fully equipped and are serviced on request.

All of our properties are just a few steps away from the waters edge. Some of the apartments have magnificent views over the lagoon while other overlook the canals.

Private jetties are available for boat owners.

Guests may become temporary members of the Knysna Yacht Club and enjoy meals or a drink with the best view in Knysna. There are numerous boating, kayaking and cruises.

 

 

 

Brenton Haven Beach Resort   ****

 

  +27 (0)828717513 

 

 

Imagine a place, surrounded by the most beautiful beaches in the world with an endless view of the turquoise blue ocean.

Imagine long, lazy days on the beach, cocktails and exquisite cuisine. This special place is Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort in Knysna, on South Africa's famous Garden Route. A world where unspoilt nature and luxury meets.

Brenton Haven offers beautiful self-catering accommodation as Beach Homes or Luxury Suites, a tranquil seaside retreat offering the utmost in stylish comfort and unrivalled service.

Fall asleep with the waves crashing gently onto the beach, wake up and step onto your private deck, and enjoy the fresh air." Directly below the resort, you will find a spectacular beach with dramatic rolling dunes and clifftop walks.

The resort has an onsite restaurant, Indigo Deli for light lunches, a modern equipped gym and outdoor semi-heated pool. Enjoy the Garden Route's best and explore its surroundings with Knysna town located just 15 mins away.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 Belvidere Manor  ****

 

  www.belvidere.co.za E :  manager@belvidere.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 387 1055 Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate

 
           
 

Historic Belvidere Manor offers exclusive comfort in relaxed surroundings overlooking the Knysna lagoon. Guests are accommodated in private cottages, each individually decorated & offering en-suite facilities.

Relish gourmet meals at "Caroline's at Belvidere or enjoy casual meals in "The Bell". The perfect function or conference venue.

Guests are accommodated in 28 individual cottages situated in 10 hectares of gardens. The cottages have either lagoon or garden views.

Each cottage has a wide veranda, a comfortable living room, a fully equipped kitchen and one, two or three double en-suite bedrooms.

Facilities include: Ceiling fans, Heaters, Fireplace, Satellite Television & DVD player, Direct Dial Telephone, Wi-Fi, International Plugs, Radio Alarm Clock Guest toiletries, Gowns, Wall Safe, Complimentary Tea and Coffee.

       
           

   

 

 

Protea Wilds Retreat   ***

 

  www.proteawildsretreat.co.za E : bookings@proteawildsretreat.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 532 7665 Fisanthoek, 9 kms East from Knysna off the N2

 

 

This small and personal family owned farm-stay offers you peace and tranquillity.  Spoil yourself on this 270 hectare retreat, abundant with bird life, proteas and fynbos.

Enjoy our self-drive scenic 4x4 route, or take your mountain bike and explore! Hike down to the Bitou River or relax on the pool-deck whilst enjoying the view.

In front of the units is our unique enclosed lapa area with kitchens, private and central bbq areas, lounge with fireplace TV and dining / breakfast room. The views are exquisite and our hospitality second to none.

Protea Wilds Retreat is continually moving closer to becoming greener and more environmentally friendly. We recycle and only use fully biodegradable, organic cleaning agents, that has also not tested on animals.

We conserve water where we can, plant indigenous trees and we also save energy.

 

 

 

 

Paradise Private Zen   ****

 

  www.paradiseprivate.co.za E : ellie@paradiseprivate.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 13 Loerie St, Paradise, Knysna

 

 

Paradise Private Zen has unique character and is located in Paradise, a calm & tranquil neighbourhood in Knysna, perched high above the town. Accommodation is ideal for a romantic getaway and relaxing stay with that special someone in a natural atmosphere.

Our Studios boast unbelievable views of the lagoon & Knysna Heads. The design creates a warm & cosy atmosphere of hospitality, in which guests can relax. Guests can enjoy beautiful sunrises.

The built-in Alcove bed creates a romantic feeling, especially when a winter storm rages outside while you’re cuddly in your warm, cosy bed.

Upon arrival guests will receive complimentary breakfast ingredients for their first morning as well as a bottle of Vino & chocolates. Good quality linen, bath & beach towels are provided.

The Knysna Waterfront is about 1,7 km away. Knysna is surrounded by a paradise of indigenous trees, mountains, dams and picturesque beaches. This town offers various activities and excellent restaurants.

 

 

 

 

La Vista Lodge    ****

 

  www.lavista.co.za E :  info@lavista.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 44 533 5407  17 Rosheen Crescent

 

 

LA VISTA Lodge lies in all its glory right above Plettenberg Bay, offering continuous views over the Keurbooms Lagoon and Lookout Beach, the Bahia Formosa (or beautiful bay) and the Tsitsikamma Mountains stretching eastwards. 

With extravagant breakfasts, exceptional guest service and care, there is simply nowhere else to stay in Plettenberg Bay.

Enjoy ocean or lagoon views, as well as fantastic amenities from 1 of our 7 uniquely adorned and spacious suites. With 3 different price levels, we cater for everyone's budget.

A paradise for honeymooners is our flagship suite number 1, which boasts a 270 degree vista. We also offer delicious tapas platters, and 3 course private or communal dinners.

Enjoy our collaboration with Forest Nature Spa, who offer healing massages in the comfort of your own suite.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Arch Rock Chalets    *** & ****

 

  +27 (0)828717513 

 

 

 

Arch Rock is situated in the heart of the Garden Route on the beach with breath-taking views over the warm Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay and the Robberg Peninsula.

Arch Rock is the ideal holiday destination offering self catering accommodation and camping.

As well as being a quiet and relaxing environment in which to unwind, Arch Rock is the located close to all the major attractions that Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Tsitsikamma and the surrounding Garden Route areas have to offer.

Accommodation is varied from Luxury 4 Star Beach Houses to Wooden Cabins and Camping. All cabins and houses are self catering and suit groups of all different sizes whether you are on honeymoon or a weekend away with whole family.

We are right ON the beach where you can see the whales at play.

 

 

   

 

 
 

 

Cape St Francis Resort

  

  www.capestfrancis.co.za E  : seals@iafrica.com
  Tel:    +27 (0) 42 298 0054 Da Gama Way, Cape St Francis

 

 

Beach Break ***** Consists of 5 villas set on the edge of the dunes, overlooking the pristine Cape St Francis. 

A total of twenty three  en-suite bedrooms, stylishly appointed offer  self-catering or bed and breakfast alternatives.

Village Break **** Consists of cottages which  vary in size from 2 to 4  bedrooms each with  most being en-suite. The cottages are comfortably equipped in a beach cottage decor and have a fully equipped kitchen for S/C as well as a limited DSTV bouquet and BBQ area. Cottages  are serviced daily.

Club Break *** Represents affordable but comfortable units. It consists of a number of 1 or 2 roomed apartments situated around a swimming  pool.

These apartments are decorated in a simple, stylish manner with open plan rooms and fully equipped kitchens.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Supertubes Collection   ****

 

  www.supertubesguesthouse.co.za E  : supertubes@agnet.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 42 293 2957 12 Pepper Street, Jeffreys Bay

 
             
 

The Supertubes Collection is situated on one of the worlds leading surfing beaches and comprises of three accommodation options:

Khaya Zinza: Luxury Villa and Spa,  is directly in front of the world famous Supertubes. Elegant bedroom suites with ocean views. The Zinza Spa provides unique African treatments to our guests.

Supertubes Guesthouse: Luxury, elegance, service excellence, delicious breakfasts and direct access to the beach. Five  en suite rooms all with private balconies and beach views, everything to make your beach break memorable.

Supertubes B&B: Stylish touches are to be found throughout our luxury Bed & Breakfast offering seven en suite bedrooms.

         
             

     

 

 
 

 

Zuurberg Mountain Village    ****

 

  www.addo.co.za E  : zuurberg@addo.co.za
  Tel:    +27 (0) 42 233 8300  R335, Addo Region

 
           
 

The Zuurberg Mountain Village is a haven of historical delight set high up on the Zuurberg Mountains. It is a tranquil & truly unique mountain top retreat set in 160 hectares of indigenous vegetation with breathtaking views overlooking the Addo Elephant National Park.

This 150 year old historical hotel is a mere one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and offers her guests an elegant lifestyle and ambiance of a bygone era.

The Zuurberg Manor & Zuurberg Village offers comfort, traditional country cuisine, friendly staff & a countless number of outdoor activities that enhance your experience including:

Restaurant, English Pub, Function Facilities, Swimming pool Tennis Courts Kiddies Playground Games Area.

Private guided game drives into the Addo Elephant National Park available. There are walking trails in the Addo Park and on Village property as well.

 

       
           

 

   
 

 
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