Garden Route

Garden Route Holidays

You don’t have to look far to find paradise on your own doorstep. The Garden Route is a sublime stretch of forest and shore on the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The Garden Route stretches about 300 kilometres in length, starting around the Witsand area and ending with the magnificent Tstisikamma Forest making it one of the most popular holiday destinations for South Africans.

Stay in popular holiday towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay or the Wilderness where you’ll find holiday accommodation to suit every budget. Book a Knysna holiday package, which is quite a central point in the Garden Route, and spend your days exploring in all directions.

You and your family will be spoiled for choice with the beautiful beaches and bays dotted along the coastline, or head into the indigenous forests along one of the many hiking trails through an incredible mix of vegetation. There are so many activities on offer on the Garden Route: from zipline tours in Tstisikamma to paragliding onto Wilderness beach and enjoying ostrich tours in Oudtshoorn. Be sure to keep an eye out for Sunday markets where local artisans display their wide range of crafts and delicacies.

Browse through our selection of Garden Route holiday packages and start planning all the activities and fun things to do when you visit the gorgeous Garden Route.

Things to do in the Garden Route

Featherbed Ferry – one of the most popular things to do in Knysna is take a cruise along the lagoon to the Knysna Heads.

Treetop Canopy Tours – The original canopy tour in South Africa. Glide 30m above the ground in the Tstisikamma forest.

Bungee Jumping – Get your adrenaline pumping with the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge.

Robberg Hiking Trail – Go hiking in the Robberg nature reserve where you might be lucky enough to spot a Great White shark from your high vantage point.

Animal Sanctuaries – Animal lovers can enjoy a wildlife experience at 3 sanctuaries just outside of Plett: Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Swartberg Pass – one of the most scenic mountain passes in the world.

The Cango Caves – Located in the foothills of the Swartberg range near Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves is one of the world’s great natural wonders.

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ID # 2976
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R745
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Glamping on a Garden Route hilltop

Valid: 01 May 22 to 30 Sep 22
Duration: 2 Nights
Includes: FACILITIES: - Indoor fireplace - Bar fridge - Microwave - 4-burner gas stove - Cutlery & crockery - Braai facilitie[...]
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ID # 3135
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R745
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Glamping on a working dairy farm in the Garden Route

Valid: 01 May 22 to 30 Sep 22
Duration: 2 Nights
Includes: 2 Nights' accommodation at AfriCamps at Oakhurst in a Tent on a room basis only based on 5 people sharing[...]
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ID # 3619
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R787
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2 nights self catering stay

Valid: 17 Jan 22 to 29 Aug 22
Duration: 2 Nights
Includes: FACILITIES: - Fully Equipped Kitchen - Plunge Pool - Microwave - Refrigerator - Outdoor Pool - BBQ & Picnic Area[...]
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ID # 3169
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R2 305
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2 nights in Knysna

Valid: 05 May 22 to 15 Dec 22
Duration: 2 Nights
Includes: Why we love it: - Located on the Knysna Lagoon - Children's play area - Swimming pool - Private Lagoon Inlet - Rest[...]
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ID # 3665
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R8 725
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Romantic Getaway

Valid: 07 Mar 22 to 30 Nov 22
Duration: 6 Nights
Includes: Facilities of The Dome: An amazing 40-Year-Old Wine Barrel tub with hot and cold water An outdoor bathroom shower with [...]
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ID # 3281
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R9 055
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5 night local getaway

Valid: 01 Apr 22 to 30 Sep 22
Duration: 6 Nights
Includes: Views Boutique BONUS: Welcome drink One bottle of sparkling wine per stay 10% Spa treatment discount voucher per stay A[...]