Amongst all of South Africa’s holiday towns, Plettenberg Bay is the first choice for the rich and famous. But it’s more than just a playground, because ‘Plett’ is an important eco-tourism destination with a growing adventure tourism market and a strong commitment to its environment - its dramatically beautiful environment. An vacation to Plett is a wise choice indeed... Click here to view accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.
Voted South Africa’s Favourite Town in 2000 and 2002, Knysna is a major tourism destination - and the one place where most South Africans would like to live. Knysna lies on the banks of the Knysna Estuary and its breathtaking beauty has brought it international renown. It has attracted a growing population of affluent residents from South Africa and abroad. Click here to view accommodation in Knysna
Brenton on Sea Beach Walk is an easy 4.5 km (one away) stroll to Buffalo Bay and takes around 2 hours. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Buffalo Bay overlooking the ocean. Exciting rock and surf angling. Brenton boasts very popular angling spots, like Castle Rock, Jaapse Bay & The Blokke. Several caves to the east of Castle Rock that invite exploration. Fisherman's walk is a romantic and scenic cliff top path where schools of dolphins and whales are often spotted. Paragliding is a popular pastime and tandems are available for those seeking adventure. Lake Brenton provides a jetty and slipway for boats and canoes. The greater Knysna area offers a feast of excellent markets. Click here to view accommodation in Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay is small little coastal village situated between the towns of Sedgefield and Knysna on the Garden Route coastline , inside the Goukamma Marine and Coastal Reserve. It only consists of 200 houses and a shop / restaurant complex. This allows one to unwind, kick back and relax. Besides serving its purpose for the small number of permanent residents, it has served as a favourite family holiday destination for generations of South Africans. Endless beaches stretching in both directions along the coast makes it a surfer’s paradise. A wave of every kind, a point break for a full day of surfing, a relaxed reef break for the SUPs and a beach break that will offer a serious punch and quality! – whilst other family members resort to building sand castles, tanning or just waiting for the beach party. Besides the obvious ocean related activities, there are excellent golf courses in Knysna (Simola, Pezula, etc.), world class mountain biking in the Knysna Forest and surrounds, as well as great hiking and birding.
Sedgefield-on-Sea lies at the heart of the Garden Route’s Lake District and borders the Wilderness National Park. The Swartvlei Lagoon, Lake Pleasant, the Karatara River… Goukamma Nature Reserve… the endless beaches of the warm Indian Ocean… With so much nature about, Sedgefield-on-Sea offers outdoor adventure and a tranquil lifestyle for residents and visitors alike. Click here to view accommodation in Sedgefield
The Wilderness Village lies on the shores of the Indian Ocean and on the banks of the Touw River Lagoon - and is almost completely surrounded by the Wilderness National Park (soon to be incorporated into the 100,000 hectare Garden Route Megapark). Tourism is the only industry in Wilderness, but the village is just fifteen minute’s drive from George, the capital of the Garden Route, and all amenities are therefore within easy reach. Click here to view accommodation in Wilderness
Victoria Bay is one of the many surprises that the Garden Route has to offer and is conveniently placed between the bustling historical areas of George and Wilderness. Nestled between magnificent cliffs you will find this unique and sheltered cove, making Victoria Bay one of the safest beaches in the vicinity. Apart from its beautiful beach it is also famous for its perfect waves, a challenge to top surfers around the world, particularly during the winter months of June through August. Whale and dolphin watching, bathing, fishing, snorkelling, surfing, trailing and horseback riding are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed here. Daytime temperature seldom drops below 15ºC or rises higher than 30ºC. Click here to view accommodation in Victoria Bay
George is the capital city of the Southern Cape and the seat of local government for the towns and villages of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo. It boasts a domestic airport that’s large enough to land jumbo jets, a provincial hospital, first world private medical care facilities, retirement complexes, primary, secondary and tertiary education facilities, excellent sports clubs and some of South Africa’s best-rated golf courses. Click here to view accommodation in George