Discover the incredible Garden Route and Klein Karoo in 6 days:
Day 1: Stilbaai – Albertinia
Kasselshoop's traditional cheese is produced on the Kasselman family farm, Klein Soebattersvlakte. The farm is situated on route to Stilbaai, the well know holiday resort in the Southern Cape.
Die Pienk Stoep is a coffee shop you can’t miss when in the small town of Albertinia. The entire décor is pink, and food is presented in a unique way, making this not just a coffee shop but an experience.
Our game reserve is home to a variety of nocturnal mammals and birdlife rarely seen at all during daylight. As one of our residents, take the opportunity to enjoy a guided night drive offer sightings of bat eared fox, Cape fox, black backed jackal, caracal (African lynx), honey badger, porcupine and various other elusive mammals on this thrilling experience under a canopy of stars.
Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Land Rovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in one of our African style restaurants.
Day 2: Mossel Bay
Sample and experience Harmony gin first hand by visiting the Copper Lounge, the homebase of the working Harmony Distillery. Here, the staff will prepare a variety of craft spirits using our perfect serve method. Book the lounge for any event and we will take care of your food catering and beverage needs.
The restaurant has a love for simple fresh food, cooked in a traditional way of using authentic methods. Piza ē Vino’s food is rigorously Italian healthy and creative through this simplicity and believe that a winning formula has been discovered. Let your taste buds that long for great Italian food bring you to Piza ē Vino for that experience you have been longing for.
Welcome to Mossel Bay Zipline - the longest over-ocean zipline in the world! Situated over the beautiful Indian Ocean, this zip line glides you over the cliffs of the Bay while giving you an uninterrupted view of the town and famous lighthouse.
Nesting on the sand dune at the ocean, with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop, lies our gem, Bay Lodge on the Beach. Here you can relax, see and smell the ocean at the same time. Closer
to the ocean you will not get. Come and watch as the dolphins and whales pass by while enjoying the lodge’s lay beds and drinks.
Day 3: George – Wilderness
Soar above the beautiful landscape of the Garden Route. Enjoy the scenic view of this beautiful coastline and mountains while in your seat as you take pictures and make memories! Savannah Helicopters provides you with memories worth making
Serendipity restaurant is situated on the bank of the Touws River Lagoon adjacent to the Wilderness National Park. You are invited to enjoy an unforgettable, uniquely South African gourmet experience. Superb cuisine, friendly and professional service and wonderful wines in a setting that is graceful but relaxed is the credo for Seren- dipity’s South African inspired gourmet fare.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Wilderness by cruising on the Touws River or Island Lake in a safari style aluminium boat. Encounter magnificent bird life and breath-taking scenery. A leisurely experience for all ages.
Pearl Moon offers the dream getaway...surrounded by jaw-dropping natural beauty, it is a quiet sanctuary of modern-day luxury and ease, combined with good old-fashioned country hospitality and warmth. Set in a lush green garden, Pearl Moon consists of four premium self-catering suites, each with a private balcony and panoramic views of the river for lazy sundowners and bird watching. Enjoy long walks on the beach; fishing; surfing; paddle-boarding; mountain biking; hik- ing; or simply relishing ‘just being’ amongst nature’s abundant beauty, Pearl Moon guarantees a getaway beyond compare.
Day 4: Knysna
Come to The Knysna Experience on Thesen Harbour Island and have a fun day out on the water with on waterbikes !! Take the ride of your life with the world’s best water bike.
The lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water's edge in the pic- turesque town of Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa. From intimate lunches and dinners to large groups and tour groups, we have two separate floors to accommodate your every need.
The Knysna Distillery and Gin Bar boasts with award winning craft gin, distilled the traditional way with an Alembic Copper Pot Still and a flame. Knysna Gin is made with nine natural botanicals, most notably Num Num berries: a favourite of the famous Knysna Loerie.
In the heart of the Garden Route, nestled between the town of Knysna and the famous Knysna Heads, lies Pumula Lodge – “the place of rest”. The well-appointed and eco-friendly lodge in a tranquil, park- land setting, is the ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy a sundown- er on your private deck overlooking the garden.
Day 5: Plettenberg Bay
Luka Vineyard’s award-winning Sauvignon Blanc is legendary, sip
it slowly at Luka Café. On-site you will also find a full-service bar. Located at the Vineyard, Luca Cafe offers a wine tasting & pairing experience, as well as excellent breakfasts and lunches prepared by Chef Richie. Luka wine and other exciting local wines from the Plett Winelands region can be purchased from our retails store located at Luka Café.
Barrington’s light filled Brasserie is as serene as its surroundings, perfectly complementing the panoramic views of the Piesang Valley in Plett. They serve breakfast, lunch or dinner either inside or on the wraparound deck overlooking the garden and riverbank. The interior is a tailored mix of natural finishes, muted greens, marble tops and handcrafted wooden furniture. Lit by fireplaces and clusters of over- sized rattan pendants, the Brasserie provides an elegant and tranquil space that works regardless of the time of day.
Bitou Kayaks offers a 2, 3 or 4 hour guided tour to experience the peace and tranquility and magnificent bird life of the Bitou River and the pristine indigenous forests surrounding the Keurbooms River. Alternatively, you can hire a kayak and wander along the rivers at your own pace. No previous kayaking experience is required. We will provide a mandatory pre-trip safety briefing as well as the necessary safety gear. All kayaks have been certified by SAMSA. You will be provided with a waterproof pouch for your mobile and car keys.
You simply won’t find anything else like it... Eco friendly comfort con- veniently situated on a 3.2hectare property in the heart of The Crags. The property offers an indigenous forest, a dam frequently visited
by a vast variety of bird life and offers stunning mountain views. The surrounds offer wine farms, wildlife sanctuaries, local art adventure destinations and the pristine forest and beaches of nature valley, all these attractions including Keurboomstrand and Plett can be found within a 15 km range. Designed by Eco Architect Dirk Haneko, the eco lodge is 100 % off the grid with solar electricity, rainwater tanks, a wood stove for slow cooking and gas geysers.
Day 6: Oudtshoorn – De Rust
During the bush safaris (game drives), you can expect to experience true Karoo vegetation from the Buffelsdrift’s open game viewing vehi- cles. Their wide range of animals include Hippo, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Buffalo, Springbok and much more.
Specializing in authentic Karoo cuisine, the Buffelsdrift Restaurant offers guests a delicious a la carte menu of homemade foods and lo- cal fresh produce. As accompaniment, the restaurant’s wine selection consists of some of the best award-winning wines on Route 62, South Africa’s longest wine route. The restaurant also expands to the wood- en deck, overlooking our 5ha waterhole filled with big fish, turtles and hippo. If you are lucky, you might even spot the elephants and other game on the opposite bank.
Ride in unspoilt Klein Karoo veld on fantastic horses while the moon rises. The ride: 2 hours of riding in the Swartberg foothills with a stop on a koppie for drinks & snacks.
Surval Boutique Olive Estate offers luxurious accommodation in their 18th century Klein Karoo homestead, Surval Village. Encompassing 31 luxurious and individually decorated suites and bedrooms. Each room is individually styled and offers an indigenous South African feel.