The Garden Route
The Garden Route

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre.

The Garden Route Highlights

The Garden Route is diverse and has something for everyone. Guests can visit one of the luxury Game Reserves or explore the area which includes attractions like The Cango Caves; this fortress of corridors and dripstone formations is the result of a geological flaw in the Swartberg Mountains, formed by the merging of hundreds of thousands of years of time, water and natural chemistry. Monkeyland is a sanctuary set up in an untouched natural forest, home to chimpanzees and ape species from all over the world

The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe haven for elephants and offers a unique platform for guest education and interaction. The Elephant Sanctuary is a family orientated operation catering for both young and old and the emphasis is on education through interaction. The Garden Route offers visitors remarkable natural beauty and is considered one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa. It offers a mixture of history and culture and is easily accessible from anywhere in South Africa.

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  • It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley; with George being the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre.
  • It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii.
  • Outeniqua and Tstisikamma Mountains just inland of the coast, offering numerous hiking trails and eco-activities.

Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa is surrounded by the golf course, bordered by Eastern head of Knysna and the Sinclair Nature Reserve and offers premier accommodation with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and Knysna lagoon.

Bushman Sands Hotel is a unique resort situated in the heart of the Bushman's River Canyon in Alicedale in the Eastern Cape. Surrounded by valley bushveld, the town exhibits a rich multi-cultural heritage, from ancient Bushman paintings to the Victorian Karoo flavour of a century ago.

Kwantu Private Game Reserve offers a fusion of nature and history where guests can relax and unwind in this spectacular malaria-free region situated along the legendary Garden Route. Kwantu offers luxurious five star accommodation, culinary cuisine, as well as, the opportunity to experience Africa's Big Five.

The Garden Route Game Viewing and Activities

The game viewing at the game reserves along The Garden Route is spectacular. The area is home to the big five as well as an abundance of general game. The game reserves are exclusive and offer guests a unique safari experience.

The area is malaria-free which makes it ideal for families with young children. The area offers prime African bushland and includes some of the World's Leading Game Reserves.

Guests can expect to see lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, black and white rhinoceros, hippopotamus, kudu, springbok, bushbuck, grey duiker, black wildebeest, gemsbok and zebra. If guests are lucky they might spot cheetah, brown hyena, the elusive leopard as well as wild dog. Most reserves include early morning and late afternoon game drives as well as guided bush walks. All game activities are accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable

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