South African Lodges

Garden Route Lodges

Suburbs within Garden Route

Mossel Bay

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is an owner managed four-star lodge located midway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, each of which lies about a 4.5 hours drive away. The Botlierskop reserve enjoys an outstanding reputation for service, cuisine, a...

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  near Mossel Bay / George, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500

Garden Route Game Lodge

The Garden Route Safari Lodge near Mossel Bay, South Africa, can easily be accessed from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. This family owned and the private game reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big Five. Guests can enjoy exciting...

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  Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500

Garden Route Safari Camp

The Garden Route Safari Camp is located between the majestic Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in close proximity to the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa. This unique safari camp nestles in the authenti...

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Gondwana Game Reserve

The Gondwana game reserve is the only Fynbos reserve in the world. Guests were staying here enjoy convenient leisure facilities and nearby attractions such as championship golf courses, excellent swimming and surfing beaches as attractive coastal towns aw...

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  Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500

Indalu Game Reserve

The Indalu Game Reserve is located near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa. It offers an easily accessible, all-inclusive, malaria-free piece of heaven where guests enjoy the opportunity to be up-close, feed and walk with the African eleph...

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Oudtshoorn

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift Safari Lodge is on 4ha dam is by the dry Klein Karoo vegetation which acts as a magnet for the game in the area which includes elephants, rhino and Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippo, Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland, Kudu and Springbok. Enthusiastic...

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  Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, Western Cape, Oudtshoorn, 6625
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Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm

Chandelier Safari Lodge and Ostrich Show Farm have situated the vast Klein Karoo and the lush green Garden Route. Located within easy reach of Oudtshoorn and George, the Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas. Chandelier lo...

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  Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, 6625

Plettenberg Bay

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Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is home to over 2210 ha of prime land on the Garden Route, the Game Reserve has an abundance of wildlife and superb facilities for both day and overnight visitors. The reserve is the most prominent game reserve in the Sout...

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  Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

Emily Moon River Lodge

Nestling on the southern bank of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, the four-star Emily Moon River Lodge is a small, exclusive Lodge with accommodation for just 16 adult guests and two children over the age of eight years. It is here in ...

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  Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

Fynbos Ridge Country House, the deluxe guesthouse is in the heart of nature near the popular seaside town of Plettenberg. Located on the Garden Route envelope by aromatic fynbos and panoramic vistas can be admired from here. This sumptuous country re...

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  Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

Trogon House and Forest Spa

Trogon House and Forest Spa guests are invited to relax in exquisite luxury suspended in the treetops of their private indigenous forest reserve stretching untamed to the Tsitsikamma mountains and Plettenberg Bay. The main lodge provides broad reception a...

  Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

Mossel Bay to the Storms River, a chain of bays, beaches, cliffs and rocky capes along the pounding white surf of the Indian Ocean. The Garden Route stretches from George to Port Elizabeth along South Africa’s Western coast. It is 227 kilometres of coastline is a region of eternal freshness and greenery.

Getting its name from the profusion of flowers near the Great Brak River, the Garden Route is an area with numerous forest and coastal sanctuaries. The flowers grow here in millions, the mixture of pleasant scents which arises from them, their colour, their variety combined with the fresh air provides a beautiful and unique place. One of these parks is the Bontebok National Park, which is home to several species of antelope and a large, varied population of birds. The Tsitsikamma and Knysna forest provides hikers with the unspoilt wilderness of tree-cloaked mountains.

Due to its diversity in landscapes featuring long beaches and rugged mountain passes, as well as the great variety of hotels, golf estates, guest houses and lodges, it has become one of the most visited regions in South Africa.

WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK

The Wilderness National Park was proclaimed in 1983 as South Africa’s first National Lake Area. This National Park is a unique wetland system, which creates an interconnected web of rivers, vlei and fan which covers 10 600 hectares. The Wilderness National Park stretches from the picturesque small town of Wilderness eastwards up the coast to as far as the Goukamma Nature Reserve. The park features several lakes as all well as long stretches of rocky coastline.

The wetlands in the Wilderness National Park are home to thousands of weaver birds. Four kingfisher species are found here including the giant kingfisher. Bird hides at Langvlei, Swartvlei and Rondevlei, can be found.

KNYSNA NATIONAL LAKE AREA

The 15 000 ha Knysna lagoon is a region of unsurpassed beauty and character. Rocky bastions of the picturesque Knysna Heads dominate the Knysna National Lake Area. The Knysna National Lake Area is South Africa’s second national lake area with Wilderness National Park being the first. The Knysna lagoon is characterised by sandbanks, reed beds and salt marshes. One of the fascinating animals found here is the endangered Knysna seahorse.

ANIMALS & BIRDS

The endangered Knysna seahorse, which clings on to plants with its tail and changes colour to match its surroundings, is home in the Knysna Lagoon. Timid and vulnerable to predators, the seahorse seldom swims free but is usually found hiding among the plant life or tidal reaches. It uses its prehensile tail as an anchor. Like a chameleon, its eyes work independently of each other and therefore provide all-around vision.

Whales and dolphins are regular visitors along the entire Garden Route coastline from August to November every year. More than 200 species of fish are found in the lagoon. Oysters, of which Knysna is the primary supplier, exist in large numbers. Divers encounter innumerable forms of marine life, and the lake has recently become a trendy place for recreational sports such as windsurfing.

Several private game reserves along the Garden Route are being established who are introducing game such as elephants, zebra, wildebeest, and giraffe, buffalo - all of which were indigenous to the area back into this region once upon a time - back into this region.

Amongst the region’s colourful birds are the red-billed wood hoopoe, the Knysna woodpecker, the paradise flycatcher, the Knysna Lourie and the double collared sunbird. Fish Eagles, cormorants, kingfishers, blacksmith plovers and Egyptian geese can also be found in the Knysna National Lake Area.

SEASONS

The climate in the Garden Route is mild. Rainfall is scattered throughout the year. The weather experienced in the Garden Route falls throughout the year in the summer and the winter months keeping the region perennially green.