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Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

South Africa's own Mauritius - Plett's beaches are beautiful. The sea is warm and the surf is enticing. Robberg Nature Reserve is an excellent destination for those wishing to hike or to take great shots. Golfers are also spoiled for choice as there are a number of courses on offer.

Leone Hitge
South Africa
Great Brak River Town of Western Cape

Annual Visitors to the Island - As we cross the causeway/bridge to The Island our taut shoulders drop 6 inches and we go into immediate "relax" mode. it is the most beautiful, laid back place on this earth as far as we are concerned and we have been coming here for over 20 years. It is a pleasant trip from Cape Town of 5 hours which includes a brunch stop. Recommend Aloe Ferox as a meal stop.

Joyce Watling
South Africa
Leisure Island Suburb of Knysna

Cleansing your Soul - Breathe in the fresh sea air, feast your eyes on the gorgeous lagoon, mountains, sunsets, trees and bird-life. Leisure Isle is heaven for families, mature couples and even fitness seekers. My favourite place to go.

Shelley Davies
South Africa
Great Brak River Town of Western Cape

Beautiful swimming spot - Only drawback is the narrow minded municipalities and their lack of information and confusion about dogs on beaches. We were given a warning as the signs had been stolen (doubt it). Misinformation online, incorrect info given by the municipal cop who encouraged is to take the dogs to neighboring beaches which were also not dog friendly when we read the signs and the mossel bay / George municipal tourism contact couldn't tell me much either. Garden route get Your story straight!! Otherwise a great spot for fishing , swimming, surfing etc

Kate Stewart
South Africa
Hartenbos Town of Western Cape

L. Rossouw - Hartenbos is the ultimate holiday destination. Clean beaches and surroundings, many activities for the young ones as well as older people.

Leonie Rossouw
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Cas & Latiefa - Review of Sedgefield - Always loved Kynsna, until we stayed in Sedgefield. Found this better than Knysna, if you like a quiet & peaceful holiday. It is clean and safe, with beautiful lagoon & beach.

Latiefa Binks
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Waterworld - The day that we were there the Water World was managed badly. People were standing in half hour queues to get their sliding tubes air filled. Many tubes were full of patches. From that day onwards we rather drove to Hartenbos to their Water World. What a difference. Diaz Beach's Water world will never see us again.

Leon Wessels
South Africa
Herolds Bay Town of Western Cape

Lovely - Lovely bay, very clean, good waves.

Philip Spicer
Ethiopia
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Best Pizzas - Best Pizzas at the little pizza shop next to The Village Lodge - we got takeaways and they were fantastic!

Amanda Millsap
South Africa
Glentana Suburb of Great Brak River

Beautiful, safe community. - Beautiful beach

MARIE CLARKE
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Lots to do - We spent a week between Wilderness and Sedgefield and had lots of fun. There really is lots to do in this area - close enough to visit Knysna, canoeing, beaches, forest walks. There are several bird hides as well It does get busy but with lots of options, you can find a quiet spot. The beaches were stunning and in December, lifeguards were present at most beaches

Janet Bloom
South Africa
Hoekwil Town of Garden Route

Hoekwil Breakaway - The perfect spot for a break - close to a good selection of activities-beach, forests, walks, hikes, MTB routes and no extravagant prices for accommodation.

Willi Lawson
South Africa
The Crags Town of Western Cape

Wonderful stay at the Crags - The Crags is a wonderful scenic tranquil place to visit with a myriad of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family young and old. Also great if you just need a few days to switch off, relax and unwind.

Grant Watkins
South Africa
Brenton on Sea Suburb of Garden Route

Beautiful sunsets - It is really a small peace of heaven, the sunrises and sunsets are any photographer's dream. The beaches are not over-crowded, the water is a little cold for me but the kids loved it. The only downside is that the Nautical Restaurant's service wasn't great. At least there is another choice now called Blue on Brenton, which is really lovely, and the perfect spot for sun downers. If you have ever been to Blue Peter in Cape Town, this has the same feel, just not directly on the beach. The only other restaurant close enough was Pembreys, which we couldn't get into on a couple of occasions as the lady kept telling us they were fully booked.

Von Burness
South Africa
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

Great place to unwind - This is our second time to Mossel Bay and we love it here. It's pretty, it's clean and its charmingly relaxing. For our quick weekend getaways from Cape Town, Mosel bay is where we go.

Clinton Emslie
South Africa
Paradise Suburb of Knysna

Paradise is pretty close to paradise - Great location, very safe and quite well-located. Lots of upmarket homes so not a lot of noise. Mostly locals. Only problem is: very hilly so if you are way up , it's a hike, and if you are way down, you're close to a busy street (in high season). Easy access to everything. Lovely views of the Lagoon.

Tiffany Jackson-Zunker
South Africa
Brenton On Lake Suburb of Garden Route

Brenton On Lake - Very good holiday area.

Khomotso Masapu
South Africa
Rheenendal Town of Western Cape

Rheenendal - Rheenendal is incredibly beautiful and quaint. There are tons of trails and hikes to do, and the people are very friendly.

Mev A Badenhorst
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Great destination, beaches packed - This is a wonderful place to visit and stay in, but the beaches tend to be very packed, so visiting the beaches in the neighbouring areas may work out better.

Gugu Sigasa
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

Never disappointed - Plett is an annual dose of fun and I always plan an annual holiday without disappointment. Great place!

sabelo mhlanga
South Africa
Pezula Golf Estate Suburb of Knysna

Spectacular - Spectacular views and good golfing.

Gerald Matthys
South Africa
Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Perfect R&R destination! - What an amazing place! Harbour Town is quiet, clean and safe. We had an amazing time! We will definitely be back! Would definitely be an advantage to have a convenience store on the island which carries the must have items - the little store which is currently there doesn't offer much unfortunately.

Angi van Heerden
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Wilderness nature - Great destination for nature lovers.

Goedele Louwagie
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Wilderness things to do - Fantastic place if you love indigenous magic forests, rivers and birds.

Goedele Louwagie
South Africa
Costa Sarda Suburb of Knysna

Great area - A very good centre area to plan each day .

Robbie Pistorius
South Africa
Keurboomstrand Town of Western Cape

Jewel of the garden route - Great clean beaches. well manged and patrolled. Safe with no beach hawkers! Enrico's Restaurant a must visit.

Anton Smith
South Africa
Rheenendal Town of Western Cape

Unbelievably beaituiful - Rheenendal is incredibly beautiful and quaint. There are tons of trails and hikes to do, and the people are very friendly.

Robyn Osmond
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Small village, great base - The village is really small and we thought it mainly consisted of B&Bs, some Adventure/Activity tour operators, a small store and a diner. There is a lot to do in the area, especially in the Tsitsikamma National Park, but there are also a couple of hiking trails starting directly in the village. We did the Goesa Nature Walk (2km) where we saw some fern trees and the Plaatbos Nature Walk (8km) that led us down to the Storms River and the old bridge where you can go for a swim. Can recommend them both. If you go there, stay at the Armagh Country Lodge, or at least go and eat in their Rafters restaurant, the food is really good there.

Corinna Machnow
Finland
The Heads Suburb of Knysna

Absolutely magnificent nature - The Heads is a really uniquely place for nature lovers and for people looking for recreation as well.

Thomas Dr. Hellmann
Germany
Herolds Bay Town of Western Cape

Herolds bay - Awesome!!

Lynn Potgieter
South Africa
Knysna Central Suburb of Knysna

Lots of green around, many activities to do in the nature, less in the center - Not many options for activities in the center. Most of the things someone could do in Knysna are outside the center, in the nature.

SKEVOS SISKAMANIS
Greece
Brenton on Sea Suburb of Garden Route

Natural beauty - A lovely idyllic break-away where you can explore beaches, bush and cliffs. Only downside was the unfriendly and poor service at the local Nautical restaurant - go the Bell in Belvidere instead.

leigh van den heuvel
South Africa
Linkside (Mossel Bay) Suburb of Mossel Bay

I fell in love with Mossel Bay - Mossel Bay was my husband's second home growing up so he has always been fond of visiting the area.It was my longest stay to date and I fell in love with the place! The people are friendly, it has the most amazing scenery, the food was delicious and there was always something to do!

Nadine Smith
South Africa
Witsand Town of Western Cape

Glorious location - Witsand is the perfect spot for a quiet week. Beautiful pristine beaches and the river mouth is picture perfect. Two well equipped shops and a number of simple pubs and restaurants

Peter Southworth
South Africa
Friemersheim Town of Western Cape

Paradys op aarde - Dit is voorwaar n stukkie paradys op aarde ! Pragtige natuurskoon ! Kan die natuur en see albei ervaar ! It is truly a piece of heaven on earth. Beautiful scenery. One can experienced both nature and sea.

Henry Oldewage
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

Heavenly - Plettenberg Bay is one of those places you never want to leave. Great atmosphere,great restaurants,lovely people,wonderful sea views.It is like heaven on earth. It has the feel good factor.

william clark
England
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Maurice Pivo - Delightful village- full of "fairyland" character.

Maurice Pivo
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Chilled out place - Quirky place. Great micro brewery and amazing pizza place across the road with best pizzas in the area. Loads to do in the area. Storms river mouth must be visited along with nature's valley. Unfortunately didn't stay long enough to do canopy tours which look amazing. Food in Marilyn diner was not very good especially when compared to pizzas available across the road but micro brewery made up for food. Still a great place and hope to return soon.

Liz Parkinson
South Africa
Geelhoutboom Suburb of George

Geelhoutboom - Beautiful scenic area!

Sansonett Smit
South Africa
Natures Valley Town of Western Cape

Beautiful - Most amazing beach to walk along and collect washed up shells.

Kyle Hepple
South Africa
Pinnacle Point Suburb of Mossel Bay

Pinnacle Point - A beautiful estate which is very well maintained. Magnificent views. Peaceful.

Tracy Middlebrook
South Africa
Glenwood (George) Suburb of George

George - George is an amazing town to visit and there is lots to do and see. Plenty of entertainment on weekends like markets and, of course, beautiful beaches and the mountains with the Klein Karoo on the other side. I would highly recommend this town for any tourist or visitor. It is also a beautiful town and very scenic.

Jennefer Mumford
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

A nice village - Amazing surroundings.

JJB Nienhuis
Netherlands
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

Disappointing - Every time we visit Mossel Bay, we hope things will have improved, but we are always disappointed. It's too big to have that small-town charm anymore, but doesn't have the proper infrastructure of a larger town. It's probably fine if all you're interested in is the beach (which is beautiful), but don't expect fine dining or tourist attractions.

Amy Lehner
South Africa
Still Bay West Suburb of Stilbaai

- Absolute heaven on Earth, too beautiful and peaceful.

ori vermaak
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Diaz Strand - Dit is een van die mooiste en skoonste strande wat daar is. Dit is lekker om net te stap

jaco viljoen
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Diaz Strand - Die mooiste en skoonste strande wat daar is.

jaco viljoen
South Africa
Jongensfontein Town of Stilbaai

A Look At Jongensfontein - I agree with the previous review. It is a delightful little town, on the sea (or ocean) in a pretty part of our country. John Hine, George

John Hine
South Africa
Witsand Town of Western Cape

Peaceful - Witsand is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

claire fergus
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Beautiful - My new favorite place.

werner van der merwe
South Africa