Discover the Garden Route

High on the must-see lists of most visitors to South Africa is the Garden Route, and with good reason: you can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty. The distance from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east is just over 200km, yet the range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities is remarkable.

The coast is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you’ll find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo.

Our preferred luxury hotels and lodges

Collection of properties in the Garden Route

Marine Hermanus

Welcome to The Marine hotel Hermanus – an elegant, luxurious boutique hotel that lies in the heart of the Overberg along the famous Cape Whale Route. The Marine Hermanus is one of the southern hemisphere’s most spectacular seaside properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus’ Walker Bay, and offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest whale watching. 


Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is a luxury hotel located in the seaside town of Hermanus in the Western Cape province of South Africa. From its stunning clifftop position in the town of Hermanus, Birkenhead House enjoys exhilarating ocean views and close proximity to the beach. Breezy beach house style is mixed with contemporary artwork and opulent furnishings. Birkenhead House offers intimate beach house accommodation.


Dwyka Tented Lodge

Embraced by striking rock formations, Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and jacuzzis are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo. The lodge stands proud within the beautifully weathered landscape reflecting the nomadic lifestyle. An extraordinary wilderness, star-filled Karoo skies and magical sunsets, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.


Rosenhof Country House

Rosenhof Country House is a 5-star boutique hotel situated in the charming Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn., en route to the Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm and the Swartberg Pass. Surrounded by a rose garden, this 5-star hotel is located en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture.


Hunter’s Country House

Hunter’s Country House is ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape. Accommodation consists of a variety of cottage suites, each equipped with air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, internet access and a private patio. Hunters Country House combines gracious elegance with sheer comfort and impeccable service with warm hospitality.


Tsala Treetop Lodge

Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, Tsala is a wonderful location from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge. Tsala exudes a mysticism that makes it a destination people wish to explore and experience – it is like no other found in Africa. It has a legendary rhythm and ambience.


Fancourt Hotel

Fancourt, South Africa’s premier lifestyle resort, is nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, 7 km from George Airport. Fancourt, South Africa’s premier leisure and business resort is situated in the heart of The Garden Route. Ideally located just seven kilometres from both George Airport and the historic town of George, the resort is superbly landscaped on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic mountains.


Pezula Resort

Located on the Eastern Head of Knysna, surrounded by a lush paradise of indigenous forests, mountains, lakes and pristine beaches, our hotel offers unsurpassed luxury on South Africa’s iconic Garden Route. With a Championship Golf Course on your doorstep and luxurious suites, an Wellness Quarter and a restaurant focused on locally sourced dining to enjoy, it’s easy to see why Pezula Nature Hotel & Spa should be your Knysna luxury hotel of choice.


The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns – is the ultimate escape.  This property, with 37 individually decorated rooms and suites, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean and mountains. The Plettenberg is a 5-star hotel, located on a rocky headland in the heart of The Garden Route. This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach.