Garden Route

Stop beside a still pond abloom with water lilies and the sense of serenity and contentment is almost instant. This was our first glorious impression on arrival at Lily Pond Country Lodge, and it endured beyond our stay there. Occupying a little paradise of its own at Nature’s Valley on the Garden Route (The Crags … Continue reading “A Moment or Two of Grace on the Garden Route: Commune with the Lilies at Lily Pond Country Lodge”

One wouldn’t necessarily think of Knysna as a “city” – it’s much too quaint and laid-back a holiday spot for that – but what certainly is true, is that it’s a prime holiday spot and a definite must-do on any Garden Route holiday.  Knysna has soared up to second place on Conde Nast Traveller’s Top … Continue reading “Nifty Knysna: In the Top Five of Africa’s Best Cities”

South Africa is wide and vast, and abundantly gifted with gorgeous landscapes and fascinating wildlife. From safari hideouts deep in the wilderness to trendy urban playgrounds, from secret mountain getaways to vine-combed valleys and pearl-white beaches, the holiday options in South Africa are almost endless.

As its name suggests – so invitingly, the Garden Route hamlet of Wilderness is surrounded by nature in some of her best finery.  Snaking its way between the Kaaimans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve, Wilderness lays claim to a great big scoop of nature. Natural lakes and lagoons, and a long and relatively untrampled expanse of … Continue reading “Gadding about on the Garden Route: The Wows and Wherefores of Wilderness – Plus Special Offer”

Squiggling prettily between the Kaaimans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve and, for the most part, basking under a warm kindly sun, the play-town of Wilderness has a list of credits that are hard to beat. Natural lakes and lagoons, and a long, long scoop of beach, are some of its special gifts.

This singularly unique hotel on Knysna’s Thesen Islands has had an amazing metamorphosis from old gas station to plush hotel. In its gorgeous new guise, The Turbine Hotel and Spa entices guests with everything required for an unforgettable stay on the Garden Route.