3. Bay Lodge
7. Knysna Quays
13. The Lofts
The Garden Route
“The Garden Route and Klein Karoo occupy a special place in South Africa’s constellation of tourist offerings, providing as they do a microcosm of the South African Experience. The thrilling contrast between a vast and stark Karoo adjoining a verdant Garden Route, is typically South African.” Moeketsi Mosola, CEO South African Tourism.
There is no need for clichés when describing the scenically diverse Garden Route and Klein Karoo regions. Along the Garden Route, the mighty Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, whales and dolphins frolic in the bay, cool waterfalls cascade down shimmering rock amid lush forest, mountains tower over the surrounding landscape and lakes and rivers deposit their wealth into the sea.
A semi-Mediterranean climate compliments the scenic magnificence of the region to which visitors from far and wide flock to enjoy nature’s gifts and a myriad of fun-in-the-sun leisure and adventure activities. Endless stretches of pristine beach, lakes, rivers, lagoons, mountains, valleys and forests, and indoor and outdoor activities means that the region is geared at entertaining and accommodating visitors throughout the year.
Did you know that you can get ‘up close and personal’ with the Big 5 on one of the many game reserves, enjoy elephant-back rides , feed tame eels, stroke a cheetah, explore a shipwreck, or participate in an ostrich race? And this is just the tip of the iceberg!