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Garden Route Luxury Safaris

Indigenous forests, sprawling wetlands, lagoons and picture-perfect shores

The Garden Route showcases one of South Africa’s greatest treasures – it’s coast. Stretching for over 200 miles between Mossel Bay and Storm River Mouth, nothing beats taking on the open road and discovering the country’s highlights and hidden gems.

 The immense natural beauty of the Garden Route is well known. Sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the region encompasses vast indigenous forests, sprawling wetlands, lagoons and picture-perfect shores with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.

The easiest way to discover the Garden Route’s highlights is by driving along the N2 Highway. Alternatively, if you’re looking to uncover the area’s hidden gems why not cruise through the picturesque network of back roads.

The ancient forests from Wilderness to Kynsa is the ideal spot for the avid adventurer. Here you can hike through thick forests, spot colourful birds, or try your hand at canoeing or mountain-biking. Kynsa is also a great pit stop after a long drive with a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques.

If you love lounging on golden sands make a stop at Plettenberg Bay, a scenic town home to soft-sanded beaches. For some superb wildlife viewing make the short drive to the Crags where you will find an impressive collection of wildlife sanctuaries.

No tour of the Garden Route would be complete without a stop at Tsitskamma National Park. This protected coastal reserve is known for its exquisite coastline, lush forests, canopy tours and incredible treks.

If a self-drive adventure through South Africa’s Garden Route excites you, then get in touch with us to start planning your luxury tailor-made trip!

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Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenburg Garden Route

Even amongst South Africans – notoriously spoilt for choice when it comes to world class holiday destinations - the Plettenburg Bay area is prized. And in this revered region Emily Moon River Lodge is the preferred …

Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenburg Garden Route

You stroll from your luxury suite, tucked high into the treetops, across elevated walkways, to the main lodge. Then you sit down to early cocktails on the viewing deck, surrounded by the leafy green branches …

The Plettenburg, Plettenburg Garden Route

Lean back on the edge of the pool and sigh. You’ll never have experienced such an astounding sea vista, and you could well doubt the ability of your camera to faithfully record its majesty.

Kurland Hotel, Plettenburg Bay Garden Route

And you’d be entirely right. At the Kurland the staff know that once the children are happy, the whole family can settle back and enjoy themselves. Sample the gourmet food, the excellent wine and …


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