Safari Lodges in Garden Route

Garden Route Suburbs

Mossel Bay

R6,650
BOOK
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Botlierskop reserve enjoys an outstanding reputation for service, cuisine, and hospitality while also providing an exciting wildlife adventure in 3500 ha near Mossel Bay. Accommodation
TODAY'S RATER6,650 BOOK
ADDRESS: near Mossel Bay / George, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500
R3,840
BOOK
Garden Route Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Garden Route Safari Lodge guests can enjoy exciting safari drives in open safari vehicles, luxury accommodation including family rooms as well as memorable dining in one of the lodges African
TODAY'S RATER3,840 BOOK
ADDRESS: Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500
R4,100
BOOK
Garden Route Safari Camp
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Garden Route Safari Camp is located between the majestic Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains. The lodge is in close proximity to the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route
TODAY'S RATER4,100 BOOK
ADDRESS: Near Mossel Bay, Garden Route
SPECIALS
R6,410
BOOK
Gondwana Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★
4 Reviews
The Gondwana game reverse is in the heart of the famous Garden Route in South Africa. Offering ravines, deep scenic valleys, rolling hills and open plains, the malaria-free game reserve
TODAY'S RATER6,410 BOOK
ADDRESS: Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500
R2,520
BOOK
Indalu Game Reserve
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
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
TODAY'S RATER2,520 BOOK
ADDRESS: Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

Oudtshoorn

R3,070
BOOK
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Located 8 km outside of Oudtshoorn, the lodge is in the heart of ostrich country, half-hour's drive from the Swartberg Mountains Nature Reserve and the
TODAY'S RATER3,070 BOOK
ADDRESS: Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, Western Cape, Oudtshoorn, 6625
R1,180
BOOK
Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
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
TODAY'S RATER1,180 BOOK
ADDRESS: Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, 6625

Plettenberg Bay

SPECIALS
R3,380
BOOK
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Plettenberg Bay Game reserve is the most prominent game reserve in the Southern Cape, situated just 13 km from Plettenberg on South Africa's magnificent Garden-Route. Plettenberg
TODAY'S RATER3,380 BOOK
ADDRESS: Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
R3,140
BOOK
Emily Moon River Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg is a small, exclusive Lodge with accommodation for just 16 adult guests and two children over the age of eight years. Emily Moon Lodge on the southern
TODAY'S RATER3,140 BOOK
ADDRESS: Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, Plettenberg Bay, located on the Garden Route envelope by aromatic fynbos and panoramic vistas can be admired from here.  This sumptuous
ADDRESS: Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
R1,350
BOOK
Trogon House and Forest Spa
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Trogon House and Forest Spa guests are invited to relax in exquisite luxury suspended in the treetops in the forest stretching from Tsitsikamma mountains and Plettenberg Bay.  The
TODAY'S RATER1,350 BOOK
ADDRESS: 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.