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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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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
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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
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    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...
  • Sparrebosch Beach Sparrebosch Beach

    Beach in
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    1 Review
    Direct access is a little steep but it's worth the effort to steal away and spend hours on the beautiful...
  • Pezula Championship Golf Course Pezula Championship Golf Course

    Golf Course in
    Garden Route

    1 Review
    Rated amongst the best and most scenic golf courses around the globe, Pezula Championship Course is a...
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    1 Review
    The Old Nick Mid-Week Market is a produce market selling organic veggies and fruit, plants and homemade...
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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
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    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
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    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

    130 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

    32 Reviews
    George is the de Facto capital of the Garden Route, its largest town by far, and...
  • Thesen Island Thesen Island

    Suburb in Knysna

    19 Reviews
  • Keurboomstrand Keurboomstrand

    Town in Western Cape

    6 Reviews
  • Hartenbos Hartenbos

    Town in Western Cape

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

    Suburb in Knysna

    2 Reviews
  • Paradise Paradise

    Suburb in Knysna

    5 Reviews
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