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Tsitsikamma Village Inn

12 Reviews
Sleeps 120 in 44 rooms

Awesome Foursome   This magical country hotel situated in the village of Storms River has been hosting travellers since 1841. This privately owned and...
This magical country hotel situated in the village of Storms River has been hosting travellers since 1841. This privately owned and managed country hotel consists of 49 village-style rooms, where each cottage is individually decorated to match its specific colonial building style. 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. Take a journey back in time at our Marilyn’s 60s Diner, a tribute to Marilyn and Elvis with its collection of memorabilia and a menu to match. Right next door, at Tsitsikamma Microbrewery, enjoy one of our selection of Ales, or choose from a variety of other South African craft beers. The hotel is a perfect base to explore the natural beauty and activities of the Tsitsikamma area, close to the Tsitsikamma National Park. The only full service hotel in the area. The Hotel is renowned for its good food, old world charm and has been a favourite for many a year!
from R830

Misty Mountain Reserve

32 Reviews
Sleeps 48 in 16 rooms

Gateway to the Garden Route We boast a variety of accommodation from Ocean View Lodges, Rustic Farm Cottages and Luxury Tented Lodges...
Gateway to the Garden Route We boast a variety of accommodation from Ocean View Lodges, Rustic Farm Cottages and Luxury Tented Lodges nestled above the rugged Tsitsikamma coastline and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Take in the spectacular ocean or indigenous forest views at the gateway to the Garden Route, bordering the Tsitsikamma National Park, with our range of accommodation types to suit you.Our spacious rooms are equipped with luxury percale linen, eco-friendly amenities, coffee/ tea station, Wifi Hotspot, flat screen TV, access to BBQ facilities and much much more...not to mention the picture perfect sunsets Adventure for those who venture out Those wanting a little more adventure will be happy to know that the reserve offers many exciting in-house activities from scenic indigenous forest walks, to fresh water fishing, a 9 hole mashie chip and wedge golf course and is one of the destinations for the Big Year MTB, boasting 4 mountain biking routes varying in difficulty. The reserve is also surrounded by many wild animal sanctuaries and adventurous activities including canopy tours, bungy jumping, waterparks and much more all ready for your choosing.
from R1000

Step-Aside George Conference Centre

6 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 R340
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Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments

9 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 31 rooms

May Madness   Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments - your 'home away from home', has both private rooms and dorms and...
Amakaya Backpackers & Apartments - your 'home away from home', has both private rooms and dorms and is situated 300 m from Main Street, Plettenberg Bay. This is where you will find shops and restaurants. A few hundred metres further down the road is the popular Central Beach. After a day's activities relax and mingle with our guests at our upstairs bar and veranda. From here you can view the magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountains and the bay while you relax with an evening drink. Our Adventure Centre can help you plan your activities in the Garden Route during your stay with us. Transport can be arranged to any of the sights you wish to see. Various tours are also available and you can even plan your own personalized tour. Free self-help mini breakfast with all bookings, free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and on-site parking. Apartments - should you prefer your own private Apartment or Dorm Apartment then please look at our listing under our sister backpacker, Backpacker Apartments.
from R300

Wilderness Hotel

5 Reviews
Sleeps 442 in 147 rooms

The Wilderness Hotel is situated close to the center of the Garden Route, 300 meters from golden beaches and stunning indigenous forests...
The Wilderness Hotel is situated close to the center of the Garden Route, 300 meters from golden beaches and stunning indigenous forests that hosts a variety of popular walks and hiking trails. The hotel offers 150 rooms, all beautifully and comfortable decorated. A beauty spa, swimming pools, a bowling green, tennis and squash courts and banqueting and conference rooms turns the accommodation and surrounds into a luxurious getaway experience. The greatest attraction this beautiful accommodation offers is its proximity to all the attractions on the Garden Route and in the Klein Karoo. George is just a 10-minute drive away and makes for a convenient shopping station. A mecca for sports fans and adventurers, The Wilderness Hotel attraction. The Wilderness Hotel is the perfect setting for birders, nature lovers and golfers as well. This is a holiday destination for everyone.
from R1110

Santos Express

28 Reviews
Sleeps 118 in 32 rooms

The Santos Express is a train lodge situated on Santos Beach in Mossel Bay. It is a genuine train with all cabins facing the sea. We...
The Santos Express is a train lodge situated on Santos Beach in Mossel Bay. It is a genuine train with all cabins facing the sea. We offer you a unique stay in a double Compartment or single Coupe, which is similar to the Trans Karoo Express. We are a five to 10-minute walk from the Dias Museum, the harbour and the town centre. Simply known as "The Train" by locals and situated in the heart of the famous Garden Route of South Africa, guests can enjoy the unique and romantic experience of staying on a real train only 30 m from the sea. With double, single and budget units, accommodation offers spectacular sea views and clean showers. A Compartment comprises four beds and a Coupè comprises two beds. Each coach comprises two Coupès, five Compartments, a communal shower and two toilets. For those celebrating that special day, we have a Caboose offering private bathroom facilities and a private balcony. For the more budget conscious, we have a Dormitory which comprises 16 beds. We also have a fabulous conference room which is ideal for weddings, birthday parties or business meetings. Our happening restaurant and bar serves breakfast all day, as well as other delicious meals such as steaks, seafood and famous traditional meals. The restaurant is open from 7:30 am. Our staff can help with all travel and adventure arrangements such as shark cage diving, boat based whale watching, sky diving, game drives, quad biking, deep sea fishing, or pleasure boat trips to Seal Island.
from R300

Russel Hotel

8 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

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 R1320

Royal Hotel Knysna

8 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

Point Village Hotel

18 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 R900

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 R2130

17 On Wellington

3 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 9 rooms

17 On Wellington Suites offers a fresh new approach to luxury B&B and self-catering accommodation in the centre of George and the Garden...
17 On Wellington Suites offers a fresh new approach to luxury B&B and self-catering accommodation in the centre of George and the Garden Route. We are conveniently situated minutes away from all the major natural attractions and adventures of the Garden Route, in the middle of the business hub of George and near some of the best golf courses on this side of the country. Our rustic sense of style is inspired by finding new creative ways to re-use old furniture, giving a touch of elegance to being green. Aspiring to be comfortable, affordable, yet practical, we offer our guests different options to suit their every requirement. We welcome families and couples, the business traveller and the golfer, as well as groups of friends looking for an affordable and convenient choice for accommodation. We offer self-catering options for either one-bedroom suites or family suites which can sleep up to six people, and a room-only option. Each bedroom has an en-suite shower, king-size or twin beds, and a flat screen TV with DStv. Every suite has a kitchenette with all the essential utensils and appliances, as well as a balcony with a barbecue area. A delicious breakfast is served on the swimming pool deck in the delightful morning sun, with dinner and lunch available on request. 17 On Wellington is within walking distance of a shopping centre and great restaurants. We are only 15 minutes from the airport and a few kilometres from the nearest beach. Free 24-hour Wi-Fi and secure parking on site are provided.
from R1000

Backpacker Apartments

Sleeps 26 in 6 rooms

This accommodation consists of 5 self-catering apartments situated 100m from the shops and restaurants of Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street....
This accommodation consists of 5 self-catering apartments situated 100m from the shops and restaurants of Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street. Central Beach is a short walk away. For the more private traveller or those who want some 'me' time, our double and family apartments are just what you need. For those who do not mind sharing we have 2 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. A self-help mini breakfast is included. Shared accommodation: For those wishing to have a more social experience please visit our sister backpacker, Amakaya Backpackers. Here you can 'mix-it' with the best.
from R370

Island Vibe Knysna

6 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 10 rooms

Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while...
Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while relaxing around the pool side bar, enjoying the sunny deck or using the communal self catering facilities. Small cosy dorms and spacious double/triple en suite rooms. Knysna is an excellent town to stay in and experience any of the myriad of adventures available- abseiling, mountain or quad biking, canoeing, quiet walks in forests, boat cruises on the lagoon, horse riding, township tours, shooting range, elephant park tours, visit the brewery, or stay at home for a quiet one.
from R240

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 R3750

Travellers Lodge and Backpackers

32 Reviews
Sleeps 35 in 9 rooms

Travellers Lodge and Backpackers is a cozy home away from home located close to town, with all...
Travellers Lodge and Backpackers is a cozy home away from home located close to town, with all amenities supplied. We have a lovely garden and braai area and fresh clean bedding is supplied. We are old hands at the backpacking industry and spend extra time with our guests offering them traditional South African braai and entertainment to make them feel at home.
from R300

Lakeside Lodge and Spa

4 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 9 rooms

Lakeside Lodge and Spa is an affordable small Eco-resort on the banks of the magnificent Swartvlei Lake in the midst of the Wilderness...
Lakeside Lodge and Spa is an affordable small Eco-resort on the banks of the magnificent Swartvlei Lake in the midst of the Wilderness National Park on the Cape Coastal Garden Route, and close to unspoilt beaches. Offering B and B and Self-catering to all travelers wishing to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Lakes area while having numerous facilities to enjoy at leisure. Tennis, Swimming pool, Billiard table, mountain bikes and 9 hole chipping course. Being central to the renowned Garden Route, the Lodge makes for easy access to the Cango Caves, ostriches, Tsitisikama Forests and Knysna. Truly paradise found for the discerning traveler and honeymooner.
from R2500

Protea Hotel Mossel Bay

9 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 Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar adjacent to the pool with views of Santos Beach and Munro's Bay. Our chic accommodation options range from Manor Rooms, Deluxe 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. The...
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 R2600

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 R1300

Garden Route South Africa

Garden Route Houseboat Accommodation

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 strung out along the N2. Purists will squash it up between Mossel Bay and Stormsriver but, as the popularity of the Garden Route grew and small towns at its edge realised the marketing potential, it just seemed to spread. No problem - it spread to some cool places.

The towns generally accepted to be part of the Garden Route are Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Stormsriver. Stilbaai and Albertinia have snuck in on the West and Humansdorp and even Port Elizabeth are muscling in from the east. Inland, the Little Karoo and Route 62, which have no pretensions to being the Garden Route, are often treated as the same destination, as it's pretty easy zigzag between them by driving the many scenic passes over the Outeniqua Mountains. Initially the Garden Route was seen as very much a beach and/or family holiday destination, which it is, but there is also so much to do. There's great hiking, with rambles ranging from an hour to a few days covering rocky coasts, deep forests, pretty fynbos and long sandy beaches. The diving is good, as is the surfing, and there are some fun sea kayaking and flat water paddling trips. Some of the country's best mountain bike trails snake through the forests, and there are horse trails for every taste and level of ability. Tandem skydiving, paragliding, and a range of scenic flights all offer different birds eye views.

The Garden Route offers some of the best boat based whale watching in the world, flower lovers and birders will also have a field day traipsing off through the forest or the fynbos, and there are numerous national parks and nature reserves. Steam buffs will love the narrow gauge Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe. For the more culturally inclined, there are township tours, museums, lovely old buildings, funky craft shops, markets, art galleries and loads of live music venues. And, of course, a flotilla of great restaurants - many of which specialise in seafood - in each town. The Garden Route is a golfer's dream destination - you could play a different course every day for a week and still have a few left over.

Of course, this is not all good news as golf courses use an exorbitant amount of water and take up vast amounts of space but, as long as the golf-estate-building spree fizzles out soon, there should be sufficient space remaining between the fairways for a bit of forest, perhaps some shops and even a house or two. But that's not your problem, is it? If you fancy a round in paradise, get in now before it closes down. And if golf is too slow for you - there are more international standard polo fields in Plett alone than there are in the rest of the country put together. You could spend anything from a weekend to a month at a tailor-made polo clinic.

But what the Garden Route is most suitable for is relaxation - and even that's been somewhat institutionalised with almost every second hotel housing a wellness centre or spa. Not that that's a problem, mind. After a hard day on the beach you'll probably need a chocolate mud bath, colour therapy or hot stone massage.

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...

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If you are looking for Garden Route holiday accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of Self-catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House holiday accommodation in Garden Route and surrounds. With 1482 listings in Garden Route, our handy Garden Route map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect holiday accommodation for your Garden Route visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Garden Route South Africa

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