The Garden Route in South Africa is a place that comes with a warning: you will lose your heart! The route offers many luxury establishments, each providing unique and memorable experiences that will entice you to return. From the idyllic tranquillity of Wildehondekloof and The St. James of Knysna to the luxury of The Plettenberg and the warm, inviting atmosphere of the Turbine Boutique and Spa, each location is a world in its own right. Our travel vlog on YouTube gives you insight into this beautiful route in South Africa.
Knysna – sights and tips During our road trip along the Garden Route, we spent a total of four nights in the charming lagoon town of Knysna. This idyllic coastal town on the Indian Ocean is located in the centre of the official Garden Route, making it an ideal starting point for exploring one of …
Tourists ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over romantic European getaways like Greece and Italy, but well-informed travellers know South Africa warrants just as much attention. And with the Valentine’s weekend (in February) almost upon us, what better way to explore our accommodation and restaurant options to make your special person feel appreciated? While some couples enjoy relaxing on a secluded beach anywhere as long as it’s sunny, others prefer exciting adrenalin-rush activities.
The St James of Knysna is regraded as the best lagoon hotel. An owner-run country hotel set beside the stunning Knysna Lagoon. Awaken to breathtaking lagoon views from your well-appointed room, and start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the lagoon’s edge. This five-star hotel is nestled in a beautifully manicured three-acre garden with two pools and a private jetty, offering the ideal escape from city life. Conveniently located just 2.8 km from the centre of Knysna, it is the perfect base to explore the many pristine beaches and unique neighbouring locations. Enjoy many activities nearby, from forest horse riding to wildlife sanctuaries and adrenaline-fueled adventures. Discover why The St James of Knysna is more than just a hotel—it’s a home away from home.
Discover the extraordinary fusion of history and luxury at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. Nestled in the heart of Knysna, this erstwhile power station now promises a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. From breathtaking views to thrilling adventures, it’s an escapade you don’t want to miss.
Explore the untouched beauty of South Africa at Wildehondekloof Lodge, a haven of tranquility and adventure amidst breath-taking landscapes. This blog article offers an insider’s view into the myriad experiences – from outdoor activities and wildlife encounters to wellness and cultural immersions. Let us guide you through Ostrich safaris, and the exquisite ciabatta bread by Annelise. Discover why Wildehondekloof Lodge, operates with unmatched passion. Nyalas grazing and gastronomical delights by Chef Andre Goliath await. Dive into our article for a sneak peek into your next South African adventure.
Discover South Africa’s breathtaking Garden Route, a destination replete with luxury accommodations, thrilling adventure, and gourmet delights. Marvel at the prestigious St. James of Knysna, a five-star country hotel set on the picturesque Knysna Lagoon. Experience the charming Southern Cross Beach House in Plettenberg Bay, boasting stunning ocean views and a unique Mauritian tea plantation-inspired design. Indulge in the exquisite services of The Plettenberg, a pet-friendly hotel offering direct beach access. Stay tuned as we delve deeper into each destination’s unique features and experiences in our detailed follow-up blog articles. Whether you’re an adventurer, foodie, or seeking relaxation, the Garden Route awaits you.
If you are planning a trip to the Garden Route this article is for you. We tell you where to go, what to see and where to eat. And most importantly where to stay. This article was written shortly after our trip to the Garden Route. You don’t want to miss our pro tips and ‘Good to Know’ before you go!