Lush Forests, Adventure, Lakes & Lagoons
Our Hotels on the Garden Route
Beacon Island Resort in Plettenberg Bay offers you accommodation with sweeping vistas of beach, forests and mountains and is perfectly placed to explore the Garden Route. Each of the 200 stylish and comfortable rooms include great amenities such as DStv, your own fridge, and high-speed WiFi. The hotel’s nautical décor with natural colours will soothe you into a relaxed holiday mood.
Garden Court in Mossel Bay is an intimate 43-room hotel which ensures a cosy and personal atmosphere. From the hotel you can easily explore this historic town and the rest of the Garden Route. Rooms are comfortable and well-appointed and the hotel itself offers many amenities for your convenience and comfort, such as the Wellness Spa, restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool.
The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa is set in magnificent gardens and offer 95 rooms with air-conditioning, free WiFi and luxury amenities. Revive, relax and rejuvenate in the spa, sauna, Swiss showers, heated pools and natural mineral baths.
Visit The Garden Route
The Garden Route is one of the most popular and scenic stretches of coast in South Africa. The Garden Route takes its name from the lush green vegetation, the picturesque lakes and lagoons and breathtaking viewpoints that are spread along this stunning stretch of coastline.
Stop along your way for a walk in the shade of cool, ancient forests inhabited by rare elephants, explore the natural stone carvings of the Cango Caves, or soak up the sun on white sand beaches that are washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
As well as natural wonders, the Garden Route has great spots for craft shopping, wine-tasting, fine dining, adventure sports and much more. Soak in the famous views at Knysna, ride an ostrich in Oudtshoorn and explore Mossel Bay during your visit to the Garden Route.
Our Top Recommendations
- Knysna Elephant Park
A world-class facility, this elephant orphanage is only about 12 minutes from Plettenberg Bay and is a must see on your journey of the Garden Route. Get up close to these amazing land-giants.
- The Garden of Eden
About 15 kilometres from Plettenberg Bay towards Knysna you will find this magical garden. Take a walk on the wooden boardwalks and enjoy the charm of the forest.
- St. Blaize Trail
This gem of a hike lies in Mossel Bay along the rocky cliffs of the coast. It is an energetic hike that offers the reward of amazing views of the ocean.
- Caledon Wildflower Reserve
If you are feeling energetic head out on this 10 kilometre hike through mountain fynbos up to the summit of the Swartberg. You’ll see a variety of flora and fauna, abundant birdlife and spectacular views of the Overberg area.