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Dramatic river cut gorges, beautiful beaches, rocky headlands and deep tangled forests are the quintessential Garden Route images. Stretching from anywhere between Stilbaai and Mossel Bay in the west, to Stormsriver or Port Elizabeth (PE) in the east, it's a gorgeous stretch of coastal paradise... Read more

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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
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Things to do in Garden Route

  • Wilderness Beach Wilderness Beach

    Beach in
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    2 Reviews
    Wilderness Beach is unspoilt, safe and breathtakingly beautiful. Warm Indian Ocean waves break onto...
  • Maritime Museum Maritime Museum

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum in
    Garden Route

    2 Reviews
    View a life-sized replica of the caravel that brought master mariner and explorer Bartolomeu Dias to the...
  • Brenton Beach Brenton Beach

    Beach in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    Locals claim that one of the most wonderful beaches on the globe lies right on the other side of the...
  • Groenvlei Bass Fishing Groenvlei Bass Fishing

    Dam or Vlei in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    Groenvlei is located just outside Sedgefield, close to beautiful Knysna. Known as one of the few lakes...
  • Cola Beach Cola Beach

    Beach in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    Cola Beach is one of Sedgefield’s five beautiful beaches, all running into each other starting at...
  • Knysna Elephant Park Knysna Elephant Park

    Animal Park in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    Founded in 1994, and the first of its kind in South Africa, the Knysna Elephant Park provides a home for...
  • Radical Raptors Radical Raptors

    Animal Park in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    If you’re travelling with kids on the Garden Route, wing them straight to Radical Raptors. Guaranteed...
  • Malachite Bird Hide Malachite Bird Hide

    Nature Reserve in
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    1 Review
    Set within the stunning Wilderness National Park and on the shores of Langvlei, the Malachite Bird Hide...
  • Old Nick Mid Week Market Old Nick Mid Week Market

    Village Marketplace in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    The Old Nick Mid-Week Market is a produce market selling organic veggies and fruit, plants and homemade...
  • Ocean Safaris Ocean Safaris

    Popular Attraction in
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    1 Review
    Explore Plettenberg Bay’s stunning coastline looking for whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds and...
  • Robberg 5 Beach Robberg 5 Beach

    Beach in
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    1 Review
    Robberg 5 beach lies just south of the Beacon Isle Hotel and stretches towards Robberg Peninsula. This...
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Garden Route Restaurants

  • Quay Four Knysna Quay Four Knysna

    Seafood Restaurant in
    Garden Route

    2 Reviews
    With live bands, big screens and a warm fireplace, Quay Four on Thesen Islands, Knysna, is all about...
  • Ile de pain Ile de pain

    Bistro Restaurant in
    Garden Route

    2 Reviews
    île de païn - Island of Bread is something of an oasis, even amoungst the plethora of good eateries in...
  • Kalahari Theatre and Restaurant Kalahari Theatre and Restaurant

    Restaurant in
    Garden Route

    2 Reviews
    True Kalahari hospitality invites and embraces the atmosphere with good food and wine. Experience the...
  • Firefly Eating House Firefly Eating House

    Restaurant in
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    1 Review
    Iridescent with red walls and fairy lights, The Firefly Eating House and Chai Bar is housed in a...
  • Leisure Island Coffee Shop Leisure Island Coffee Shop

    Coffee Shop Restaurant in
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    1 Review
    Indulge in delicious full English breakfasts and scrumptious light lunches under the shade of ancient...
  • East Head Café East Head Café

    South African Restaurant in
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    1 Review
    The perfect setting to enjoy lazy breakfasts and alfresco lunches indoors or on the sheltered terrace...
  • The Red Barn The Red Barn

    Country Restaurant in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    The Red Barn offers scrumptious cuisine prepared using fresh produce sourced from nearby farms. Meals...
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Top Destinations near Garden Route

  • Knysna Knysna

    City in Western Cape

    125 Reviews
    If there is such a thing, Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route. This medium-sized town on the banks...
  • George George

    City in Western Cape

    27 Reviews
    George is the de Facto capital of the Garden Route, its largest town by far, and...
  • Stormsriver Village Stormsriver Village

    Town in Tsitsikamma

    25 Reviews
    Storms River Village is the only one of the main Garden Route towns that is...
  • Thesen Island Thesen Island

    Suburb in Knysna

    16 Reviews
  • Witsand Witsand

    Town in Western Cape

    17 Reviews
  • Knysna Quays Knysna Quays

    Suburb in Knysna

    15 Reviews
  • Hartenbos Hartenbos

    Town in Western Cape

    15 Reviews
    Originally a farm that was established during colonial times, Hartenbos has transformed into a holiday...
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