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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
Thesen Islands Suburb of Knysna

Calm beautiful place - Stunning views, wildlife (birds) , lovely restaurants.

dara scanlon
South Africa
Victoria Bay Town of Western Cape

Michelle - Port Elizabeth - Wish I could live there.

Michelle Hayes
South Africa
Witsand Town of Western Cape

Whales - At the right time and in the right spot, whale watching in Witsand provides a wonderful full-day activity.

gabrielle andrew
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Friendly town - A warm and friendly town with great restaurants. It's a scenic town that's easy to navigate.

Masetjhaba Mokhethi
South Africa
Thesen Islands Suburb of Knysna

Paradise found - Stunning sunsets and sunrises, quiet and so beautiful. Easy access from Island to all other fun adventurous activities in Knysna and Garden Route!

Shirley Hunt
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Stormsriver Village - Home away from home, nice and peaceful everyone is friendly.

Richard McNally
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

Nice place on the garden route - Plettenberg Bay has a really nice beach. Highly recommended to relax one day. If you want to see something else, visit Monkey Land. It is quite interesting and the guides are keen to answer your every question. If you like pizza, visit "The Table" for dinner. Fastest and best pizza in town. Try Marco's ice cream as a dessert!

Carolin Hannig
South Africa
Riversdale Town of Western Cape

1 night stay at Riversdale - Small community, respectful people. People greet you with a smile. I felt so safe and the place appeared peaceful. The service at the police station was quick and professional. The hospital staff was friendly and helpful. We will visit the place again.

VIVIENE NTSHINGA
South Africa
Pezula Golf Estate Suburb of Knysna

Top class! - Challenging but immaculately maintained golf course! What fantastic views!

Luc Tourne
Goose Valley Golf Estate Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Management need management - Accommodation is stunning, but the course, which is beautiful, albeit too short, is constantly getting four balls upset. Rude, short and care-less attitudes at the actual golf club make our stays there less worthwhile.

Brett Shellard
Goose Valley Golf Estate Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Estate great; the golf course, not so - Estate is homely and secure. Great views, and well run. The golf course, however, is becoming awful, been a victim of course harassment there at my last stay, made worse by management who try and blame the client as opposed to clear-cut etiquette. Many other courses close by, however, run very differently though which is a pleasure.

Mark Lockwood
South Africa
Goose Valley Golf Estate Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Unprofessional Club Etiquette - Played several games there this week as a resident. Besides non-working cart GPS, and shoddy clubhouse service once or twice, I had a 'marshal' argue about a single set of clubs between two players on the 7th, fair enough, fixed it on the 9th. More bullying than anything else according to other players. But intentionally interrupting live play and holding back our game on a dead quiet day is not etiquette. Couldn't have been handled worse, and an uninterested Hutchinson and co. seem incapable of seeing their clients point of view! Disgraceful experience.

Mark Lockwood
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

Holiday in Mosselbay - City with a town feeling. Friendly people. We had the best meal at Gipsy Café close to the harbor with excellent service! We would have liked to show our kids how the ships come into the harbor but unfortunately were not allowed inside.

Erica Botha
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

- A lovely safe and clean coastal town. Lots of lovely accommodations. Great lagoon and beaches, interesting artey shops. Who needs Knysna?

Natalie Huth
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

- Nice central spot for exploring.

Andrew Bleeker
South Africa
Thesen Islands 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 Rietvlei Bitou Valley

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 Rietvlei Bitou Valley

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

Shane Beckwith
South Africa