This definitive Garden Route Hotel Guide
is our personal selection based on safety, value and service.
From a Kynsna Lagoon cruise to Plettenberg Bay beach...the Garden Route has long been associated with holiday escapes, adventure activities and getting closer to nature. It's great for a family holiday.
Garden Route hotel accommodation varies from quaint village hotels of a bygone era in Knysna, to modern hotel resorts in Plettenberg Bay.
The Garden Route is a premier holiday destination for family beach holidays, adventure activities and relaxing getaways that includes whale watching or hiking along the Otter Trail.
There are many fun activities to entertain kids including exploring the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, zip lining through the Tsitsikamma Forest on fufi slides, and getting close to nature at Birds of Eden Sanctuary and Monkeyland - a free roaming primate sanctuary located near Natures Valley.
Garden Route activities include bungee jumping, water sports, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, Big Five game viewing and more.
See the Big Seven which includes whale watching and shark cage diving. South Africa's Garden Route boasts a spectacular Whale Route with accommodation that is ideal for whale watching fanatics.
Go on an elephant-back excursion through the Knysna country side on a sunrise or sun-set safari.
If you are familiar with the towns along the Garden Route and know what area you would like to visit on your holiday, then the links below will direct you to accommodation options in the top Garden Route destinations.