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Misty Mountain Reserve

31 Reviews
Sleeps 47 in 13 rooms

Experience the unique transformation from busy city life to the place of "many waters", as the Tsitsikamma is so aptly named by the...
Experience the unique transformation from busy city life to the place of "many waters", as the Tsitsikamma is so aptly named by the Khoisan. The Tsitsikamma on the Garden Route, one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, harbors a delicately balanced marine ecosystem. Misty Mountain Reserve nestles within the heart of this area, bordering the famous Tsitsikamma National Park, the largest marine reserve in South Africa.

Misty Mountain Reserve, easily reached in a one and a half hour drive from Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route, is situated 230m above sea level on the edge of a dramatic escarpment. Misty boasts uninterrupted, breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, Tsitsikamma Mountains and indigenous forest. The beauty of the area, with our chalets nestled on the edge of the indigenous forest overlooking magnificent sea views, has enhanced our reputation as the perfect break away. Whether it’s a family holiday, honeymoon, think tank or adventure breakaway, we will ensure to make your stay a most memorable one.

Misty Mountain Reserve and the surrounding area offer you:-

Mountain biking:Ride our four well-marked jeep track routes through the forest. These range from a 8.7km family ride to a 65km adventure challenge with breathtaking scenery, diverse conditions and technical sections for those who are really enthusiastic about mountain biking.

Tranquility yet Adventure - Get the best of both worlds: River tubing, bungee jumping, flying fox slide, canopy tours and much more. Ideal for the adventurous team building and staff breakaways. Misty Mountain Reserve and surrounding area provides a wide range of activities for individuals, the whole family or groups. Enjoy relaxing scenic walks, bird watching, fishing, excursions to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, or your choice of more energetic activities. Please peruse our attraction page to view all the attractions at Misty and the surrounding area.

Hiking: The Dolphin Trail is a magical three day coastal hike through the Tsitsikamma Forest. No need for heavy rucksacks, your gear is transported between overnight stops for your convenience. Experienced guides help you derive the maximum interest from this unforgettable experience.

Accommodation: Misty Mountain Reserve has a range of elegantly equipped wooden chalets ranging from luxury, superior and family, all with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Tsitsikamma Mountains and indigenous forest. Ideal for honeymoons and conferences! Additional facilities include a restaurant/bar, lounge, dining room, swimming pool, braai facilities and so much more.
from R1000

Albergo for Backpackers

3 Reviews
Sleeps 65 in 33 rooms

Albergo for Backpackers is situated in the most amazing spot in Plettenberg Bay. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all...
Albergo for Backpackers is situated in the most amazing spot in Plettenberg Bay. The beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. Nothing can beat our stunning views from the balcony where dolphins and whales are often spotted cruising the beautiful bay of Plettenberg Bay.

We make a bonfire every night. Here we will teach you to master the art of a traditional South African outdoor braai. Our television room, with its satellite TV for movie and sport addicts, bar and pool table are located away from the sleeping areas.

At Albergo’s One Stop Action Shop we offer information about all the activities in the area. A shuttle service is available for transport to the various activities.

Plettenberg Bay has the most gorgeous beaches, and idyllic surf spots. We have surfboards for hire and body boards available for free. Then come back to relax in our huge garden with its swinging hammocks and luscious green grass.

We run our own Internet Cafe with a fast ADSL connection, Wi-Fi, VOIP, Webcams and much more.
from R260

African Array Backpackers Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 46 in 28 rooms

African Array Backpackers Lodge is nestled between a biometry of fynbos on a high cliff overlooking...
African Array Backpackers Lodge is nestled between a biometry of fynbos on a high cliff overlooking a beautiful valley with spectacular mountain and ocean views. Relax on the deck and enjoy the beautiful view while watching the fish eagles dive into the Roodfontein Dam.

The sunsets and sunrises are not to be missed while staying at African Array; you feel like you are miles from civilization even though town is close by. Laze in the hammocks scattered around the garden under trees and hidden from everyone else, so you can have a nice relaxed time without being bugged. We offer free Wi-Fi on the whole property. For those guests who don't have their own laptop or smart phone, we have a terminal in the reception you are welcome to use.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be ordered off a menu at the bar and the beers are always cold. We will serve traditional meals at night and must be ordered before 4 pm that day to provide good food at a reasonable time. Should you like to cater for yourself, we have a fully equipped kitchen making it easy and comfortable.

Activities at African Array include bungee jumping from the highest bridge in the Southern Hemisphere, swim with seals, dive with sharks, skydive over one of the world's most beautiful drop zones, sea kayaking or rent a boat and picnic on the side of the Keurbooms River and hiking. Go horse riding in a game reserve or visit one of the many world-renowned animal sanctuaries.
from R320

The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

34 Reviews
Sleeps 52 in 16 rooms

Imagine sitting above a 30-metre waterfall, with breath-taking views of a river gorge and the wild...
Imagine sitting above a 30-metre waterfall, with breath-taking views of a river gorge and the wild Indian Ocean. This is the setting of The Fernery Lodge. It is hard to decide whether to admire the incredible surroundings from the Lodge's deck area with the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or to enjoy it from any one of the six deluxe suites.

Each suite is tastefully decorated and every effort has been made to ensure our guests' comfort, from DSTV and an en-suite bathroom to a private deck with beautiful views. For complete opulence, try The Honeymoon Suite with its luxurious spa bath. At the end of a tough day relaxing, guests can wander through our wine cellar and select a bottle of wine before making their way to the Cellar Dining Room for excellent cuisine and an equally enjoyable atmosphere. Children are welcome in the Chalets, but regrettably no children under the age of 12 years are permitted in the Lodge and dinner restaurant due to its ambiance.

The Chalets - beautiful and secluded. Experience the Tsitsikmma as if you were the first to discover it. There are both B&B and self-catering chalets, each beautifully appointed and privately located, so you can enjoy a peaceful paradise experience. Relax in nature and treat your soul to views of mystical waterfalls, rock pools and the vast Indian Ocean.

The B&B chalets sleep two in either twin or king size luxury, whereas the self-catering chalets sleep four and have fully equipped kitchenettes, making them ideal for families - or choose one of the plush twin chalets (ideal for two couples) which offer en-suite bathrooms and private lounges, fully equipped kitchen and a private plunge pool on the deck. All the chalets are beautifully decorated and each chalet has a unique theme inspired by its magnificent surroundings. Enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and forests from the privacy of the sheltered deck or curl up in front of the cosy ceramic fireplace with a good book. End the evening with a barbecue on your deck - simply arrange beforehand and you will be provided with everything from the ingredients to the Weber.

Facilities: An entertainment area with dart board, satellite television and sauna, as well as a swimming pool, is at the guests’ disposal. A large Jacuzzi, perched on the edge of the river gorge, is a favourite with our guests, and can be enjoyed with a bottle of wine or champagne.
from R1680

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

4 Reviews
Sleeps 53 in 24 rooms

Set on the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains near Mossel Bay an George in a Malaria...
Set on the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains near Mossel Bay an George in a Malaria Free area in South Africa's Garden Route, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve ensures a truly unique safari experience.

Our 15 luxury air-conditioned tented suite at Botlierskop is elegantly decorated in a romantic colonial theme with four-poster beds draped with mosquito nets. The en-suite bathrooms are lavishly equipped with deep baths, outdoor showers and have stunning views. Activities to enjoy are, 4x4 game viewing, bush walks, horseback safari's, and spa treatments.

All inclusive rates: accommodation, snacks and drinks on arrival, dinner, breakfast and two game drives. Half board rates also available.
from R1500

Nyaru Game Lodge - Garden Route

16 Reviews
Sleeps 37 in 9 rooms

Located a 30-minute drive from George Airport and right in the heart of the Garden Route, Nyaru...
Located a 30-minute drive from George Airport and right in the heart of the Garden Route, Nyaru Game Lodge is the perfect Mossel Bay accommodation for guests travelling the Western Cape looking for adventure. This South African 3 Star lodge is also a great destination spot for guests on their way to or from Cape Town which is 3 hours away.

Nyaru Game Lodge caters for guests who want to see the beauty and natural wonders of South Africa from a first-hand point of view. This Mossel Bay accommodation offers tours which will introduce you to 17 different species of game and wildlife including giraffe, rhino, zebra, blue wildebeest, the rare black impala and much more.

Surrounded by beaches and green Outeniqua Mountains, this secluded lodge offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, quad bike safaris, game drives and helicopter flips. Sundowner and sunset picnics can also be arranged by the staff.

Thatched chalet accommodation is right in the middle of the reserve and consists of self-catering or fully catered chalets. Private patios with mountain or pool views are featured in all chalets. Each is decorated with rich fabrics and has safari-themed decor. En-suite bathrooms and private barbecue facilities are included in all chalets.

Traditional South African meals are prepared and Nyaru invites their guests to sip their drinks on the deck while relaxing to the sound and sight of the wildlife and bush, before either moving inside for their meal or being served on the deck area around a crackling fire. As the open fire and companionship draw you closer, you’ll realize that the important things in life are priceless.
from R1195
20 % Off
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Tsitsikamma Village Inn

11 Reviews
Sleeps 132 in 44 rooms

Awesome Foursome Special   The magical Tsitsikamma Village Inn is located in the quaint village of Storms River and was originally established in 1946. This privately...
The magical Tsitsikamma Village Inn is located in the quaint village of Storms River and was originally established in 1946. This privately owned and managed hotel consists of village-style rooms, where each cottage is individually decorated and has its own garden matching the specific colonial building style. The property also offers Swiss style chalets built around their own village square.

The main building, which traces its roots back to 1845, has a spacious dining room, incorporating the De Oude Martha Restaurant, the Hunters Pub, Cafe Bacchus and Guest Lounge. Tsitsikamma Village Inn offers a fun-filled adventure option for the more active guest and is popular both with incentive and conference groups. Close to the Tsitsikamma National Park at Storms River Mouth, the Big Tree and forest hikes.

The Hotel is renowned for its good food and old world charm that is complemented by modern technology. It has been a favourite for many a year.
from R880
30 % Off
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Backpacker Apartments

Sleeps 33 in 7 rooms

Secret Season   Backpacking with a difference, the Backpacker Apartments is in Plettenberg Bay and comprises five apartments. Here a 100m stroll leads you...
Backpacking with a difference, the Backpacker Apartments is in Plettenberg Bay and comprises five apartments. Here a 100m stroll leads you to the shops, restaurants and pubs of Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street. While Central Beach is a short walk away.

For the more private traveller or those who want some me time, our double apartments are just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have three dorm style apartments fitted with bunk beds.

Each apartment has a private entrance, a fully equipped for self-catering kitchen, a bathroom, Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee.
from R320

Knysna Log-Inn

7 Reviews
Sleeps 156 in 58 rooms

The Knysna Log-Inn embodies an indigenous concept that combines the character and spirit of the surrounding indigenous forests with...
The Knysna Log-Inn embodies an indigenous concept that combines the character and spirit of the surrounding indigenous forests with Knysna's romantic history. On entering the lobby of one of the largest log structures in the Southern Hemisphere, exquisitely carved solid Yellowwood trunks tower upwards to the magnificent Scandinavian hammer trusses. Rays of sunshine flooding through the spectacular stained glass windows illuminate the splendid solid Yellowwood staircase.

57 Magnificently decorated en-suite luxury bedrooms invite you to unwind in comfort and style. This includes air-conditioning and satellite TV with two German channels available. The ground floor houses a lush tropical pool area with an all season swimming pool, wooden deck, Jacuzzi and sauna.

The Log-Inn cocktail bar is the ideal setting for relaxed conversation or drinks around the cosy fireplace. We offer an ideal conference venue, catering for up to 120 delegates.

Fully packaged conferences combining work and leisure are available. The town is within easy walking distance from the Knysna Quays, better known as the Knysna Waterfront. The ferries to the Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve are just 200 meters away.
from R1440

Royal Hotel Knysna

7 Reviews
Sleeps 25 in 8 rooms

The Royal Hotel Knysna is situated on the corner of Main and Queen Street, in the heart of Knysna. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful...
The Royal Hotel Knysna is situated on the corner of Main and Queen Street, in the heart of Knysna. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful old stone church and gardens, a museum and a number of art galleries and is within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the Knysna Waterfront. This historical building has been beautifully restored and with its verandas and walkways, boasts loads of old Colonial charm.

The hotel offers accommodation in Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms, all with high ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, TVs and air-conditioning, with double-glazed windows for sound proofing. Breakfast is included and can be enjoyed in the breakfast room or on the front veranda, and free Wi-Fi is also available on request.

Other facilities include a gym and an indoor heated pool, as well as a courtesy car for transfers. So please come and enjoy our friendly staff and Colonial hospitality.
from R720

Garden Route Game Lodge

45 Reviews
Sleeps 100 in 34 rooms

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa's world...
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa's world famous Garden Route coast.

Only three and a half scenic hours drive from Cape Town, this malaria free, private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the Big 5. Morning and evening game drives are led by experienced game rangers who share their knowledge of big game as well as the many other antelope species, bird life and local African folklore.

Exclusive accommodation in luxury thatched chalets or spacious rooms all with en suite bathrooms, designed to offer guests complete comfort and relaxation in a beautiful setting. The thatched conference center with breakaway lapa overlooks a nearby waterhole and can accommodate up to 70 delegates.
from R3970

Step-Aside George Conference Centre

5 Reviews
Sleeps 68 in 62 rooms

Ideally situated 2 km outside of George, this beautiful conference centre is located at the foot of...
Ideally situated 2 km outside of George, this beautiful conference centre is located at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains.

Although only a few minutes drive from the center of George and only 10 minutes from the airport, one immediately picks up on the tranquil and relaxed farm feeling. We cater for weddings and conferences of up to 150 guests. Also on offer are self-catering functions for school and sports groups.

Accommodation comprises three dormitories and a flat that can sleep up to 60 guests, and one family chalet that can sleep up to nine guests and also contains a fully-equipped kitchen and living area. An upmarket twin suite with DStv is also on offer.
from R320

Eight Bells Mountain Inn

2 Reviews
Sleeps 64 in 25 rooms

Eight Bells Mountain Inn is a typical English-style mountain resort with four star facilities and is set on a 400-acre estate amidst...
Eight Bells Mountain Inn is a typical English-style mountain resort with four star facilities and is set on a 400-acre estate amidst magnificent mountain scenery at the Foot of the Robinson Pass in the Ruiterbos Valley Region of the Garden Route, between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km) in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It consists of a range of delightfully furnished en-suite bedrooms, family units, thatched rondavels and timber log cabins situated in different parts of our lush gardens shared by an abundance of birdlife. Established more than 80 years ago this charming Inn is renowned for its friendly hospitality, superb service and a range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery. All rooms are individually decorated with their own charm and character and have either garden, pool or mountain views. Together they cater to all visitors needs, giving them a home away from home feel and enticing them to visit again! The Inn proximity to the green coastal belt of the Garden Route and the timeless Little Karoo allows for easy exploration of the natural wonders, scenic mountain passes and diverse attractions that these two regions offer.

Receational facilities include a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a squash court, bowling green, six different walking trails and horse riding. Children are well catered for with their own play park, dining room and play area. The Inn proximity to the green coastal belt of the Garden Route and the timeless Little Karoo allows for easy exploration of the natural wonders, scenic mountain passes and diverse attractions that these two regions offer.
from R1200

Protea Hotel Mossel Bay

10 Reviews
Sleeps 72 in 29 rooms

Built in 1846, overlooking Santos Bay and Harbour with the majestic Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop, this is undeniably one of the finest...
Built in 1846, overlooking Santos Bay and Harbour with the majestic Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop, this is undeniably one of the finest hotels in the Western Cape

Elegant and rich in history, Protea Hotel Mossel Bay has a breakfast patio with breath-taking sea views, a restaurant that overlooks the Bay and Outeniqua mountains and a legendary cocktail lounge adjacent to the pool with views of Santos Beach and Munro's Bay.

Our chic accommodation options range from en-suite rooms to manor rooms, family rooms and self-catering harbour suites. The rooms have all the modern amenities you’d need, plus superb sea and harbour views.
from R2150

Hunters Country House

3 Reviews
Sleeps 46 in 19 rooms

Hunter’s Country House is an exclusive family-owned retreat set in the heart of the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape.
Hunter’s Country House is an exclusive family-owned retreat set in the heart of the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape.

The property is situated 10 km west of South Africa's premier retort town of Plettenberg Bay with its endless golden beaches, and 20 km east of the lagoon town of Knysna. The hotel is surrounded by rich indigenous forests and it is framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains.

The gracious, original homestead is reminiscent of the traditional country architecture of the region. In the extensive gardens surrounding the Manor House are 23 luxurious guest suites, each one individually decorated and designed for the absolute comfort and privacy that one would expect from a Relais and Chateaux property. All children are welcome and we offer a delightful Cub's Corner child care and play area.
from R2160

Vicbay Surfari Lodge & Backpackers

16 Reviews
Sleeps 48 in 25 rooms

Vicbay Surfari Lodge & Backpackers is situated on the way to the famous Victoria Bay beach near...
Vicbay Surfari Lodge & Backpackers is situated on the way to the famous Victoria Bay beach near George along the Garden Route. From here you can discover the whole Garden Route area up to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained, both indoors and out. Take advantage of Victoria Bay’s great surfing beach to learn how to surf or master your technique. Situated in a coastal forest, within walking distance from the beach, it is a unique experience which will appeal to the adventurous traveller, nature lover, surfer, and families.

At the end of the day, watch TV in the lounge or challenge your friends and family to a game of pool or table tennis.

We are currently undertaking building and renovations at Vicbay Surfari.We are building a new lounge, bar and entertainment area. Expected completion will be end of June 2014. The building is not disruptive for the current entertainment areas, the problem exist from building noises from time to time during working hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.
from R450

Russel Hotel

6 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

The Russel Hotel is a 3 star Hotel, centrally situated within walking distance of all Knysna's popular attractions and amenities. The...
The Russel Hotel is a 3 star Hotel, centrally situated within walking distance of all Knysna's popular attractions and amenities. The Russel Hotel offers its guests a choice of 18 en-suite bedrooms.

The en-suite bedrooms are fully serviced with air-conditioning. Every room has a television with selected DSTV channels. It also has tea & coffee making facilities for your convenience.

Personalised service is synonymous with this establishment. The Russel Hotel prides itself in being one of the few hotels around the country to offer guests the luxury of full marble finished bathrooms.

The Breakfast room provides guests with a hearty traditional South-Africa continental and full English breakfast in a relaxed environment.
from R825

Point Village Hotel

17 Reviews
Sleeps 62 in 14 rooms

Point Village Hotel is nestled on the side of a quaint village, at The Point in Mossel Bay, a popular tourist destination located along ...
Point Village Hotel is nestled on the side of a quaint village, at The Point in Mossel Bay, a popular tourist destination located along the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean. Point Village has become an extremely popular accommodation venue and retains the colorful and original "fisherman cottage", giving the village unique style and character.

The Point Village Hotel offers luxury accommodation in 16 en-suite rooms, each with its own kitchenette. There are six restaurants within walking distance, four of which are located on the premises, all with stunning views of the bay and favorites to tourists and locals alike.

The atmosphere blends chic yesteryear with contemporary today, in a relaxing holiday-feel at the Point Village Hotel. All the rooms have sea views and balconies from which to enjoy the sights.
from R700

Bayview Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 76 in 36 rooms

The Bayview Hotel is privately owned and managed by an efficient and friendly team. It is situated in the heart of the village and is a...
The Bayview Hotel is privately owned and managed by an efficient and friendly team. It is situated in the heart of the village and is a mere stroll to the beach. One can enjoy Continental and full English breakfasts, or a sundowner overlooking the splendour of the Keurbooms River and the Robberg Peninsula. The Bayview boasts 38 en-suite rooms, with breathtaking views of the magnificent coastline.

The Bayview is well-known for its convenient business and conference facilities, and is equipped with all the necessary amenities needed to ensure the success of your function. For your convenience, the Bayview is open 24 hours per day and also offers private parking facilities.

Our team is able to assist with recommendations on activities you may wish to partake in, such as tailor-made diving excursions, fishing, hiking, sailing, bird-watching, bungee jumping, and whale- and dolphin-watching, all in close proximity to the Bayview. For guests' convenience, banking facilities, boutiques, art galleries and shopping malls are within walking distance from the hotel.
from R980

Backpackers Beach House Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 4 rooms

At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only...
At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only three streets away from Plett central. We are a 4 Star Backpackers and lodge (TGSCA)

Plettenberg bay is a haven for outdoor and nature based activities, all of which our experienced staff will gladly organise and book for you. We offer a comprehensive information centre at our front reception and can advise on all activities available in and around Plett. When staying with us you will qualify for a discount at selected activities and restaurants.
Guests can go yachting, swimming or participate in various water sports in the warm waters.

The house has two bedrooms, an eight-sleeper en-suite dormitory and one self-catering loft apartment. The beach house has a fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, a comfortable and spacious lounge that looks onto the garden, and a swimming pool. Warm days can be spent relaxing on the deck by the pool while enjoying the stunning view. Enjoy the shade of the trees after an action filled day spent on an ocean safari, jet skiing or after an adventurous day trip to Storms River to bungee jump.

Plettenberg Bay is known as the jewel of the Garden Route, with its tranquil and rather glamorous miles of unspoilt golden beaches, dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers. It is ideal for holidaymakers interested in exploring, observing or just lazing.
from R340
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