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Get married in the Garden Route
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Get married in the Garden Route

Have you dreamt of getting married in a natural setting amongst wildlife? Have you pictured treating your wedding guests to an exciting game viewing drive but you can't quite afford to get all your guests to travel to the Kruger National Park? Then the Garden Route Game Lodge's new Wedding Venue may be just the place for your dream wedding. Nestled on the edge of a breathtaking valley, Serengeti’s and the adjoining Labola Chapel provides a unique and romantic African setting for you to celebrate your special occasion. Architecturally designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape, ...
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Make Merry in Mossel Bay
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Make Merry in Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay was the stopping place of Bartholomew Diaz on his historic voyage from Portugal, around the Cape of Good Hope, en route to the east, and still bears many indelible reminders of that epic voyage, including the museum, which houses a replica of his vessel, and the name of one of the most popular beaches. Located on the N2 highway, halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay is a popular seaside destination. Another piece of history is preserved in this small town, in the form of the Post Office tree, the first organized postal service in the country, used by subsequent...
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Knysna – South Africa’s favourite holiday destination
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Knysna – South Africa’s favourite holiday destination

Note to self: When next going away on a romantic holiday getaway, make sure you go somewhere without baboons. Coming back to the tree-top cabin that I had romantically, thoughtfully and spontaneously rented outside Knysna, my girlfriend and I found our food supplies decimated. Not only eaten, but flung around the room, smeared on the walls and generally treated with complete and utter disdain. It looked like we had been the victims of a wanton act of animal terrorism, however the staff assured us that 'this was normal.' Well, maybe for some, but not for us. However despite this little b...
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Hiking the Otter Trail
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Hiking the Otter Trail

When they say you have to be ‘reasonably fit’ to be able to do the Otter Trail it means you better be able to carry all your equipment across rugged terrain for five days. However, as any serious hiker will confirm, the Otter Trail is simply the most glorious hiking trail in South Africa. The Otter Trail is for people who really want to hike and enjoy the extraordinary landscape as they go along, who want to immerse themselves in beauty and do not mind getting sweaty and having aching muscles at the end of each day. In other words if you spend more time thinking about what outfit to wear to...
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A Visit to Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay
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A Visit to Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay

Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay is a unique and enormous 2 hectare dome which spans over a gorge of lush indigenous forest. It is, in fact, the World’s largest free flight bird sanctuary dome. The nets are placed rather high in the air to allow the birds to fly around freely. They are protected from any unwanted predators. The decision to develop Birds of Eden stemmed from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and miniature monkeys. This gorgeous dome is home to over 100 species of vibrant birds including a few endangered ...
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Garden Route Featured Destination
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Garden Route Featured Destination

Scattered along the Garden Route, fashionable seaside resorts abound, attracting jet-setters from around the globe. Tiny coastal villages appeal especially to outdoor people who enjoy an unstructured holiday agenda. Mountains crowd close to the shoreline which is dotted with beaches and bays, and wonderfully coloured wild flowers delight the eye. Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches... Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely...
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