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The perfect holiday on The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a spectacularly scenic area that follows the rugged coast between Mossel Bay in the east and Storms River in the west.

Separated from the interior by the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountain ranges the Garden Route consists of a mosaic of sweeping lakes and wetlands, empty, unspoilt beaches, amazing mountain passes, nature reserves, prehistoric caves and the country's largest indigenous forest.

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean wash the bays, beaches and capes, linking one town to another along the rugged coastline. The area provides endless activities including scenic walks, deep-sea fishing, water skiing, steam train rides, sailing, sunset cruises, bird watching, whale and dolphin spotting, golf and, most importantly - the chance to simply relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

The towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn and Montagu have some charming owner run B&B’s and small hotels which make ideal stopping off points on a self drive touring holiday along the Garden Route. To help you plan your trip we have organised our extensive collection of hand-picked hotels.

The Eastern Cape is fascinating and has some striking wild coastlines and a handful of outstanding private game reserves which serve as an ideal start or finish to a Garden Route holiday. The area has the added advantage of being a malaria free zone.

The recently extended Greater Addo Elephant National Park is now the third largest game reserve in the country. It has the most concentrated elephant population in Africa and is the first place in Africa to offer the 'Big Seven': lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino as well as great white sharks and southern right whales along its Indian Ocean coastline.

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