Garden Route Hotels

One of the most beautiful areas of South Africa is the Eastern and Western Cape, Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Although many brochures feature this area we believe that our unique fly drive itinerary featured on this website encompasses all that is good in the region, together with a few extra visits and destinations not featured by many other companies.

See below for examples of the fine properties in this area.
Whale Rock Lodge, Hermanus
One of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus, Whale Rock Lodge, with its shining white facade, glowing woodwork and thick heavy thatch, framed in...
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Birkenhead House, Hermanus
Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus overlooking Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers eleven rooms lavishly, but discretely...
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The Marine, Hermanus
Since 1902, the historic Marine has been set on the cliffs above Walker Bay in the very heart of Hermanus...
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Lavender Manor, Hermanus
Lavender Manor is the ultimate owner managed luxury guest house and offers spectacular sea view accommodation and warm, relaxed hospitality...
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The Franschhoek, Winelands
The Franschhoek Retreat is an exclusive five star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek’s village...
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Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Winelands
Your 5 star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley complimented by the...
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Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch, Winelands
Established in 1802, Oude Werf is South Africa's oldest and most historic hotel and has defined...
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Bonne Esperance, Winelands
This elegant bed & breakfast guesthouse in a beautifully restored Victorian Villa has a wrap-around veranda...
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Auberge Clermont, Winelands
This stylish country retreat, in the stunning Franschhoek Valley, created in an old wine cellar amongst the vines of this working vineyard...
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Waterfront Lodge, Knysna
Set on the edge of the tranquil Knysna Lagoon, and close to the vibrant town of Knysna, this small lodge offers a wide variety of rooms...
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Belvidere Manor, Knysna
Imagine, if you will, a 10-acre site perched on a small hill overlooking one of the most scenic lagoons in Africa...
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Bradach Manor, Knysna
Bradach Manor is a comfortable and stunning 4-star guest manor, offering visitors the ideal setting from which to explore the wonders of the Garden Route...
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The Plettenberg, Plettenberg Bay
The Plettenberg is set on a dramatic rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay, and is a former manor house that offers spectacular views...
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Fairview Lodge, Plettenberg Bay
Fairview is situated on a 68-acre headland at The Crags, between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley...
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Bitou River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay
Bitou River Lodge is a farmhouse-style guest house on the banks of the Bitou River. All the rooms lead into the garden...
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Hlangana Lodge, Outdshoorn
Hlangana Lodge is a four-star guesthouse set on more than a hectare of exotic gardens on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn...
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Mooiplaas Guesthouse, Outdshoorn
Mooiplaas Guesthouse is a stylish and luxurious four-star guesthouse situated on a family run working ostrich farm just south of Oudtshoorn...
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La Plume Guesthouse, Outdshoorn
La Plume is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm. Set in the tranquil Olifantsrivier Valley...
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Avondrust Guesthouse, Graaf-Reinet
Avondrust lies in the heart of Graaff-Reinet and is an imposing guesthouse and Bed & Breakfast with gracious living as its philosophy...
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Andries Stockenstrom, Graaf-Reinet
Situated in the historic town of Graaff-Reinet, the centre of the Karoo Midlands, this guesthouse is one of the culinary oases of South Africa...
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Admiralty House, Port Elizabeth
The Admiralty Beach House is conveniently located close to Port Elizabeth’s beachfront and is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants...
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The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth
This gorgeous hotel is situated only 5km’s from the Port Elizabeth Airport, and is literally on the ‘Blue Flagged’ Hobie Beach...
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Lalibela Game Reserve (Safari)
Lalibela is conveniently located approximately 1.5 hours north of Port Elizabeth and consists of over 7,500 hectares featuring five eco-systems...
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Idwala Lodge (Safari)
Perched on a dramatic ridge overlooking a lush green valley, Idwala Lodge will be your haven in a sanctuary that is home to a multitude of game...
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve (Safari)
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a CC Africa property, lies in the heart of the malaria free area of the Eastern Cape ...
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Pumba Private Game Reserve (Safari)
Located close to Grahamstown, just over one hours drive from Port Elizabeth. This lodge fits very easily into our Garden Route Fly Drive...
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Shamwari Safari Lodge (Safari)
Shamwari Game Reserve in the malaria free Eastern Cape area fits easily into our Cape Fly Drive programme...
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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (Safari)
Situated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona celebrates the spirit of the San people who once roamed this distinctive area...
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Riverbend Lodge (Safari)
Revitalise your spirit and soul, leave the city life behind and escape to the tranquil natural beauty found at RiverBend Lodge...
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Amakhala Game Reserve (Safari)
Amakhala Game Reserve "a pride member of Lion Roars" is located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The private Game Park offers guests accommodation in a selection of 11 Luxury star rated establishments...
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What you should expect to find in the properties we feature
South Africa Hotels explained

1. A warm courteous welcome regardless of whether you are staying at a guesthouse or a 5 star hotel.

2. Most rooms have en suite facilities and many have fridges.

3. An on site swimming pool, together with sitting area.

4. A substantial South African style breakfast included in the rate.

5. Most properties will offer on site evening meal, although some of our smaller guesthouses may refer you to a well respected local restaurant.

6. Most properties will have an on site bar and some of the smaller properties operate a self-service honesty bar in the lounge area.

7. With the larger more luxurious properties you will find the facilities you would expect to find at 4 and 5 star hotels across the world.

8. Secure car parking at all properties, normally free of charge, although in some of the major cities there may be a small fee.

9. All properties will have either a safe deposit box in your room or safe deposit facilities at check in.

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