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Shelley Phillips
Shelley Phillips Africa Travel Specialist
"It’s so hard to choose just a couple of places in South Africa, but for me beach time at Plettenberg Bay and a safari in Sabi Sand top my list."

The Garden Route Holidays

Listed by many as one of the worlds best drives, a luxury holiday to South Africa's Garden Route takes you to points from George through to Port Elizabeth and we recommend a 3 or 4 day road trip, which should provide you with a superb few days. The mountains sweep down to the Indian Ocean which is bordered with some spectacular forests such as Tsitisikamma and sleepy towns such as Knysna with it’s antique shops and tea rooms.

Locations within The Garden Route

Located on a tidal lagoon, Knysna (the ‘k’ is silent) is now one of the main hubs of the Garden Route, and makes an ideal base from which to explore. Its name derives from a Khoi word, meaning ‘hard to reach’ – which remained true into the 20th century, and which...
There are many reasons to overnight in Oudtshoorn. If you are travelling along Route 62, the scenic route linking Cape Town and the Garden Route, it makes the perfect place to break your journey; and, if you don’t visit Oudtshoorn, you miss the spectacular drive from Oudtshoorn down to...
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay, or ‘Plett’ as it is known, at the centre of the Garden Route, is South Africa’s unofficial vacation capital, and on the “must do” list of virtually everyone travelling to this part of the world.The town itself is a suburban sprawl, but the beaches are...
East of Plettenberg Bay, you enter the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, a wonderland of giant yellowwood and stinkwood trees running down to a dramatic coastline of cliffs, estuaries and sandy coves.Tsitsikamma Forest is a magnificent setting for walks, guided walks, horse-riding or mountain-biking....

Some of Our The Garden Route Holiday Ideas

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