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Enjoying The Plett Outdoors
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Enjoying The Plett Outdoors

Plettenberg Bay is a gorgeous coastal town along the world-famous Garden Route. It is a tourist hotspot, loved for its central location and its stunning expanse of beautiful beaches. Because of the white sand and azure seas, outdoor enthusiasts will likely enjoy surfing, swimming and snorkelling during their time in Plett. But, there’s plenty more to do for visitors and locals, young and old, who enjoy being in the South African outdoors. Bundu Motorcycle Adventures Day Tours Experience the Garden Route in a brand new way – on a guided motorbike tour. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mounta...
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Get Cheesy at the George Cheese Festival
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Get Cheesy at the George Cheese Festival

The Cheese Festival in George, Garden Route, began in 2002 and, considering its size and popularity, has very humble roots. This festival was started by the parents of the children attending Outeniqua Primary School in an effort to raise much-needed funds. The money raised is used to improve the children’s educational experience as well as to assist the community in a number of ways. Local fundraising activities like these go a long way in bettering and uplifting communities. However, the George Cheese Festival is not only popular for its monetary value, but also for the delicious flavours ...
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The Elephant Park in Knysna Explored
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The Elephant Park in Knysna Explored

The Elephant Park in Knysna Explored: The entrance to the Elephant Park is situated along the N2 between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna in the Garden Route. Just a short gravel road opens up a world of excitement and insights into one of the most intuitive giants to roam the earth. The Elephant Park is dedicated to providing a natural habitat and protection to elephants from all over Africa that have been orphaned or need a home for another reason. Some of the residents have been born in this park as a result of breeding or their mother arriving pregnant. The draw-card to the Elephant Pa...
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Keeping Busy in Tsitsikamma
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Keeping Busy in Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma is an exquisite part of the Garden Route; a route that extends formally between Storms River in the Eastern Cape to Mossel Bay in the Western Cape. However, many understand the Garden Route to refer to the entire route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Tsitsikamma is a green haven of lush forests, rolling mountains and deep gorges that eventually lead to the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. “Tsitsikamma” is a Khoi word, meaning “place of abundant water”, and its natural magnificence leaves us in no doubt as to the origins of its name. This abundance combines with the T...
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I Love Sedgefield Because …
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I Love Sedgefield Because …

Hi, I’m Karen Krüger from Sedgefield on the Garden Route. Sedgefield IS BEST KNOWN FOR its five amazing, unspoilt beaches and excellent paraglyding conditions, as well as being named, the first official 'Cittaslow – Slow Town" in Africa. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Gericke's point, where you feel as if you are surrounded by two oceans meeting and where the dolphins come to play. THE BEST action PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT at Myoli beach, while taking kite-surfing or surfing lessons. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS just seem to happen all over this fantastic town and surrounding nature reserves. ...
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I Love Glentana Because …
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I Love Glentana Because …

Hi, we are Chris and Marita Loch from Outeniqua on C in Glentana on the Garden Route, South Africa. Glentana IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful beach, miles and miles of sandy shore stretches towards Mossel Bay. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN on the beach at sunset from November to January when the sun sets over Mossel Bay. THE BEST sunset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN from the dune in front of Outeniqua on C. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the main beach of Glentana or the stranded dry dock. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO walk along the beach, looking for the rare pansy shell. WHEN THE WEATHER'S...
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I Love Natures Valley Because …
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I Love Natures Valley Because …

Hi, I’m Vijver from Tranquility Lodge in Natures Valley on the Garden Route. I not only work here but I am a Local and on 3 March 2012 I was married to Freek another local of Natures Valley. We have been living in Natures Valley for 9 years. Natures Valley IS BEST KNOWN FOR its pristine beach, surrounded by mountains and secluded town feeling. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the top of the Salt River Hike, with the back drop of this sleepy town and the ocean you could ask for no better shot. THE BEST wildlife PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT our lagoon. Where a multitude of birds visit everyday...
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10 Splendid Things To Do When Next in Plettenberg Bay
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10 Splendid Things To Do When Next in Plettenberg Bay

What comes to mind when you hear the words Plettenberg Bay, or Plett as it is fondly known? For me I think of gorgeous beaches, wonderful restaurants and opportunities for cocktails with friends. However, this is not all Plett has to offer. This popular seaside town, just after Knysna on the Garden Route, lies almost on the border of the Eastern and Western Cape. Its history is vast as many Portuguese explorers visited the area in both the 15th and 16th century. With three nature reserves, Keurbooms River Nature Reserve, Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Robberg Nature Reserve, both within v...
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10 Great Things To Do When Next in Knysna
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10 Great Things To Do When Next in Knysna

10 Great Things To Do When Next in Knysna: When was the last time you were in Knysna? This ever popular Garden Route town has plenty to offer. The middle of the year is when thousands of people descend on this town for the Knsyna Oyster Festival and those who've been training take part in either the Knysna Forest Marathon and Knysna Cycle Tour. But when the buzz of the Oyster Festival calms down and the tourists leave this town doesn't go to sleep ... it does the opposite of that. Reason being because there is so much to do in and around the town of Knysna. Not only is the town filled with ...
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I Love Brenton on Sea Because …
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I Love Brenton on Sea Because …

Hi, I’m Derrik from Brenton Beach House in Brenton on Sea on the Garden Route. Brenton on Sea IS BEST KNOWN FOR its tranquillity and long sandy beaches. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Castle rock or on Fishermans walk. See the best sunsets all within a few minutes from the Brenton Beach House. THE BEST sunset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN FROM the Fishermans walk. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the Brenton Blue butterflies or the Fynbos flowers. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO walk or run the 5km long beach. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO just sit on the beaches above the beach and watch ...
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I Love Plettenberg Bay Because …
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I Love Plettenberg Bay Because …

Hi, I’m Helen Ward from Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. Plettenberg Bay IS BEST KNOWN FOR its magnificent blue flag beach, marine life, outdoor activities and wildlife experiences. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Elephant Sanctuary where you are able to interact with these amazing gentle giants or if you are a cat lover with the cheetah cubs at Tenikwa. THE BEST PICTURES AND VIDEOS FOR adrenalin junkies CAN BE TAKEN AT at Storms River for those brave enough to take the plunge off the world’s highest bungy jump. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Robberg nature reserve from where you can e...
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I Love Storms River Because…
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I Love Storms River Because…

Hi, I’m Kitty from Serenity Retreat in Storms River on the Garden Route / Eastern Cape. Storms River IS BEST KNOWN FOR the Tsitsikamma National Park and suspension bridge across the river mouth, The Big Tree and our ancient indigenous forests – and the famous Tsitsikamma Tree Top Tour. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Big Tree, Storms River Mouth and on the Tree Top Canopy Tours, the Bloukrans Bungi Jump – lots of these activities can even offer you a DVD of your adventure. THE BEST forset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT at in the Plaatbos indigenous forests and the best coastal pictures on...
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The Kouga Wilderness – experience it by land or by water
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The Kouga Wilderness – experience it by land or by water

I know someone who has kayaked along the Kouga River. He describes his trip as a complete escape from civilisation and something you have to do once in a lifetime. Camping on the banks of the river, which leads through isolated wilderness the beauty of which will capture your heart and enslave you to the memories of what it is to be alone on a river, is now top of his list of the incredible getaways he has experienced (and he's experienced a number). The Kouga Wilderness is probably best explored this way. It hasn't been described by some as 'inhospitable' for nothing – tangled ravine fores...
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Garden Route Day Walks – we select the best
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Garden Route Day Walks – we select the best

One cannot ooh and aah enough about the Garden Route. It is not likened to the Garden of Eden for nothing and its entire coastline is riddled with picture-postcard moments, wild, craggy beaches, forests, streams, waterfalls and a wilderness that, despite the attraction for tourists, has not yet suffered the consequences. Our choice of day walks below doesn't even begin to explore Nature's Valley and Tsitsikamma Nature Reserves, both of which have some beautiful trails of their own. Instead we've looked at the rather less obvious walks. The Garden Route is riddled with walking and hiking opt...
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Win 3 Luxurious Nights in Knysna at Kanonkop House (closed)
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Win 3 Luxurious Nights in Knysna at Kanonkop House (closed)

WIN 3 nights at the fabulous 5-star graded Kanonkop House and relax into  the most spectacular views on the Garden Route, from ‘the best rooms in Knysna’ (latest Frommer's South Africa Travel Guide). Magnificently set overlooking private indigenous forest, the famous Knysna Lagoon and Heads, a feeling of space and serenity pervades Kanonkop House.  The wonderful indigenous gardens and abundant local flora and fauna including bush buck, mongoose, and fabulous birdlife are a testimony to the eco-friendly manner in which the property is managed. Luxuriously-appointed suites feature chic de...
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