The Cape’s famous Garden Route is a scenic playground with year-round attractions. It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa consisting of rocky coasts, dense forests and long sandy beaches. Knysna is a town offering superb holiday accommodation within easy access of all the area’s attractions. It’s easy to be spoilt for choice, though, so here are a few recommendations:
Knysna is a well-known Garden Route hot-spot, situated beside the shimmering Knysna lagoon and sheltering South Africa’s largest indigenous forest. Knysna is also well known for its oyster hatchery.
Near the Knysna lagoon is The Knysna Hollow Country Estate, an attractive country estate and easy-going holiday spot with tons of attractions on its doorstep. Stay in a large thatched garden room or chalet, and watch the sea lapping into the lagoon. The estate has three swimming pools, two restaurants, a bar, and a curio shop. Mail us.
For a really different accommodation option on the Garden Route, there’s The Turbine Hotel and Spa on Knysna’s picturesque Thesen Islands. It’s a very chic conversion of an old turbine restoration site – retaining all the old machinery as novel curiosity features, and provides the finest boutique-style comforts. Enjoy a modern spa, rimflow pool, café and tapas bar, and sunset lagoon cruises on a motorized pontoon. Another plus is that it’s close to Knysna Waterfront. Mail us.
Kanonkop House provides stunning and exceptional boutique-style lodgings in Knysna, with picture-perfect views of the Knysna lagoon. Expect a super-fine standard of accommodation at the luxurious sanctuary. Mail us.
Combine your stay on the Garden Route with an exciting safari at one of the Big Five game reserves in the Eastern Cape. The Safari Lodge on the Amakhala Reserve is a wonderfully appealing game lodge close to the Addo Elephant National Park. Exciting guided safaris on Amakhala and in Addo National Park are likely to reveal plenty of wildlife.
The Addo Elephant National Park can also be visited from Woodall Country House & Spa, a beautiful guest house set on a citrus farm in the Sundays River Valley. Woodall has its own safari vehicle that takes guests into Addo to view elephants at remarkably close range.
Mail our Getaway Consultants for information and bookings, or call us on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).