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Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Thesen island as Romance Mania, supplied by Nature. - Gorgeous, fresh. Beautiful to wake up to. Very romantic and adventurous if you're mischievous enough.

Katherine Roberts
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Western Cape

Plett - Very nice and beautiful view and not too far from Cape Town, I love the beach and everything is very close to each other

Joseph
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Stilbaai - We had the most wonderful time during the easter weekend. Love the town and especially the well stocked Spar and other lovely shops and all the friendly people.

Christa Rodriguies
South Africa
Natures Valley Town of Western Cape

Heaven - Nature's Valley is possibly the most beautiful part of the Garden Route. Unspoilt yet offering a few guesthouses/self-catering places, it's ideal for a few days of relaxing and fresh air. Long walks on the beach or in the forest, hiking trails to suit all ages and fitness levels, photographic heaven, views to die for, a friendly pub/restaurant and little shop for all emergency supplies - if you haven't yet spent a few days there you're missing out on something special.

Francoise Armour
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Sedgefield - Beautiful coastal town with a lagoon and lovely beaches. Can really come to relax in this peaceful village! Knysna is only 25 km away!

Vanessa McEwan
South Africa
Dana Bay Suburb of Mossel Bay

Beautiful - I have been on lots of seaside holidays, but Dana Bay is in a different class. I am considering buying property in Dana Bay. This is a peace of heaven.

mark schreiber
South Africa
Heatherlands Suburb of George

Home from home - Heatherlands is an older upper middle class residential suburb in close proximity to the golf course. Forest reserve and botanic gardens with convenience shopping and some other amenities within walking distance. It has excellent mountain views.

David Hewitt
South Africa
Heatherlands Suburb of George

Heatherlands, George - Decent suburb and close proximity to forest area and main roads

cindy large
South Africa
Natures Valley Town of Western Cape

Amazing - Amazing

silke gruner
England
Plettenberg Bay Town of Western Cape

Nirvana - My favourite part of the world. Beaches, mountains, rivers and forests, not to mention all the attractions

Shane Beckwith
South Africa
Brenton on Sea Suburb of Garden Route

Brenton on Sea - Peaceful. Scenic, Breathtakingly Views

Neil Neave
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Sedgefield - A really quiet and picturesque village along the Garden Route. The lagoon and beaches are very attractive and there are some good restaurants for relaxing.

Colin & Margaret Jones
South Africa

Beautiful - Very beautiful and there is lots to do.

Jessica
South Africa
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

A real relaxed town - Enjoyed every moment. Had some of the best Fish and Seafood at the VIking Restaurant.

Christo Pretorius
South Africa
Witsand Town of Western Cape

A delightful town - Witsand is a small, peaceful and friendly town. The attraction is most certainly the lagoon, where waterspouts of all kinds occur, from speed boating, to fishing to skiing and canoeing. It's a great place to be if you are into your water sports. But it also is quiet, and very very safe. Long walks on the beach and around the town are also in order.

Prevanya
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Heaven on earth... - Wilderness is a paradise! The people are so chilled, and the town is so peaceful and beautiful. A must for anyone looking to get away from it all and enjoy all the Garden Route has to offer.

Amy Vice Bufe'
South Africa
Camphers Drift Suburb of George

Camphers Drift - A great place to visit. It's only a few km from some of South Africa's great holiday destinations such as Knysna, Wilderness, Mossel Bay and Tsitsikama.

fulufhelo tshisindi
South Africa
Hoekwil Town of Garden Route

Close enough to Wilderness - I was not sure if Hoekwil was going to be close enough to Wilderness and was a little hesitant to stay there. But as the accommodation prices were better than in Wilderness I decided to stay there. PERFECT if you want to go to Wilderness but don't pay the expensive beach cottage prices! It has an amazing feeling and a view that will blow you away! A definite YES!

Ruan Cilliers
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Stormsriver Village - We love this unexpected gem!

Diane Garcia
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Little magic Eden - Why didn't I ever stop here? I have driven past the village so many times and have just never stop there. The perfect place to stop for lunch or a free forest and picnic. STOP HERE on transit or better spend a night and do any of the many adventure activities...

Ruan
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

First and lasting impression - Stilbaai was everything people raves about, good for swimming, walking, simply looking over the ocean from your deck. Ample shopping convenience, and dining places. A destination that I will love to return to.

Amanda claassens
South Africa
Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Lovely - Lovely place!

Erika Smit
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Quaint - We loved the food at Marilyn's. I know the brilliant 60s icon decor is really special but we thoroughly enjoyed the food. Tasty, good quality food! Lack of any ATM's was a bit disappointing but the little bottle store was ready to help.

Sonja Copeland
South Africa
Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Lovely - Lovely for children

Rinske Staal
South Africa
De Bakke (Mossel Bay) Suburb of Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is so clean! - Before we decided to have a holiday in Mossel Bay, a friend commented that it was 'so clean'. Absolutely true. Even though the Buffalo Rally was on while we were there, everything was well controlled. And the day after some 3000 bikers had left, the campsite was spotless again. The city is so well-kept, it is a real example for us in Gauteng where litter is the order of the day. Santos Beach doesn't have waves so is great for 'exercise swimming'; however, Dias Beach, just up the road does have great waves. All in all a great holiday!

Doug Laurie
South Africa
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

Best kept secret - Beautiful scenery, range of good accommodation, excellent restaurants, wonderful beaches, interesting shops. Also an ideal base from which to explore the klein karoo and numerous mountain passes.

Alan Nicholls
South Africa
Dana Bay Suburb of Mossel Bay

Small town outside Mossel Bay - If you want to be outside Mossel Bay to enjoy the peace and tranquil surroundings then stay in Dana bay and explore around it

heidi geyser
South Africa
Leisure Island Suburb of Knysna

The place to stay in Knysna - It ticks so many boxes. Outstanding, the best place to stay in Knysna. Lovely setting, great walks and other activities - swimming, tennis, bowls etc. Very pretty island with its own coffee shop. Locals very friendly. Good security.

Peter and valerie Butt
England
Pezula Golf Estate Suburb of Knysna

Louther Visit to Pezula - Absolutely great course. Extremely undulating fairways with severe slopes into thick bush at places and deep pot-bunkers creates a severe test of skill and nerves. Large, fast and undulating greens makes for terrifying puts. Great test of golf. Friendly staff at entrance (caddy master) and pro shop. Thank you for a top class experience.

Lindsey Louther
South Africa
Pinnacle Point Suburb of Mossel Bay

Beautiful views - We took a drive throught the golf estate and clubhouse and we enjoyed the stunning views of the ocean.

Melisha Bruinders
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Rustigheid - Dit is een van die mooiste en skoonste strande wat daar is. Dit is lekker om net te stap en die natuurskoon te bewonder.

Philip Lerm
South Africa
Victoria Bay Town of Western Cape

Vic Bay - I love the place.....

E Schoerman
South Africa
Knysna Central Suburb of Knysna

To commercialised - Knysna is too touristy and busy. Probably great for the young and fashionable but not the place to relax in.

Dave Gordon
South Africa
Witsand Town of Western Cape

Beautiful Witsand - Very beautiful town with a lovely beach and surroundings, ideal for fishing and swimming on the beach. Town very clean. Friendly people.

Priscilla Van Vuuren
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Good times - Family fun

Gerhard
South Africa
Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Wonderful escape - Oh, how nice it would be to live here everyday. One of the most relaxing and peaceful places we've ever holidayed at.

Amith Ramballie
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Adrenalin Rush!! - My highlight was the bungy jumping and Tsitsikama National Park.

joyce
South Africa
Jongensfontein Town of Stilbaai

January 2014 holiday - So much to do and to see in this small coastal town! Safe tidal pool for younger children as well as a freshwater stream flowing into the sea offering much enjoyment. Lovely beach walks and many fishing spots. Unspoilt ocean views! Will come back again and again!!

Teresa Burger
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Great destination! Charming! - My favourite destination out of season on the Garden Route! Quiet, peaceful and charming.

James Nel
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Western Cape

Great Place for vacation - Our family just spend 4 days in Plett and really enjoyed ourselves. Great beaches. Very scenic. The drive to Tsitsikamma National Forest is not far and definitely worthwhile. Plenty of family-friendly options for adventure or entertainment.

Thomas Simpson
South Africa
Witsand Town of Western Cape

Beach and surrounding area - Lovely beach and surroundings, ideal for fishing walking on the beach

NICO MARAIS
South Africa
Brenton on Sea Suburb of Garden Route

Wedding venue 11th Jan 2014 - Saturday 11th Jan 2014 turned out to be a beautiful day after the rain we experienced during the week .... the setting for my sons wedding was perfect and the view breathtaking..... can really recommend it to anyone who is prepared to take the risk on the weather

Loraine Groenewald
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Stilbaai - Stibaai is the place to be, to unwind and just put yourself in a relaxed mode and Stilbaai will take yourself over and swallow you in, lots of activities.

sataar
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

So much to do and see - From action to tranquillity, all in one.

monika Jooste
Australia
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Not to be missed - Charming place!

Manon schoen
South Africa
Rheenendal Town of Western Cape

Wonderful place - Wonderful place away from overly commercial Knysna city centre

Manon schoen
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Peaceful Haven - We visited Sedgefield as a family for one week and absolutely loved our stay. It is really quiet and peaceful. Very picturesque...There is a beautiful beach and lagoon for kids. If the weather isn't great there are several little coffee shops and restaurants to go to. Will go again!

jenni
South Africa
Pinnacle Point Suburb of Mossel Bay

Exquisite - I am not a golfer (my husband is) so did not play but the course is beyond beautiful with the sea as your view. We would walk the course's path everyday to the clubhouse and back for exercise. We enjoyed great breakfasts and dinner at clubhouse. Shuttle service at estate is wonderfully convenient. Give them a call and they collect you from anywhere and drop you wherever you want to go within the Estate. The casino and spa in on your doorstep if that's your thing. Two beaches. Oyster beach is not for swimming. We took walks down to Eden beach and then all the way to the caves. We tried St Blaize trail but quickly turned back upon my son seeing a puffadder!

Colleen Gast
South Africa
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

Glentana is beautiful - What a beautiful country we live in and what a beautiful area to visit

Peter Burrow
South Africa
Brackenridge Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Safe complex - Feel very safe in complex

Rey Koen
South Africa