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Garden Route Visitorials

We ♥ the Garden Route … We’ve asked those in the know, to complete a short questionnaire highlighting their favourites about destinations in the Garden Route. Stop by before you travel and discover where locals go for the best cup of coffee, their favourite restaurants and shops and much more. We’re letting you in on all of their secrets …

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

I Love Noetzie Because …

I ♥ Noetzie

I ♥ Noetzie

Hi, I’m Richard from Noetzie Bay House, Craighross Castle and Lindsay Castle in Noetzie on the Garden Route.

Noetzie IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beach and castles.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN ON on Noetzie Beach with the impressive and unique Noetzie Castles as your backdrop. With the beautiful Indian Ocean and surrounding natural setting you can’t go wrong.

THE BEST wedding, honeymoon and family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Noetzie River mouth or on the rocks.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT any of our properties and castles.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO stroll on the pristine beach and dip my toes in the ocean. Continued

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

I Love Eersterivier Because …

I ♥ Eersterivier

I ♥ Eersterivier

Hi, we are Sally and Ed from Bishop’s Cove in Eersterivier which is part of the Tsitsikamma.

EERSTERIVIER and Tsitsikamma ARE BEST KNOWN FOR its indigenous forest and high bridges over deep gorges.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the beach or with dairy cows in good pastures.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT well … anywhere in this beautiful area.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO walk and swim – we are spoilt for choice on this part of the Garden Route. Continued

Monday, 26 March 2012

I Love Sedgefield Because …

I ♥ Sedgefield

I ♥ Sedgefield

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. Continued

Monday, 19 March 2012

I Love Glentana Because …

I ♥ Glentana

I ♥ Glentana

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. Continued

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I Love Natures Valley Because …

I ♥ Natures Valley

I ♥ Natures Valley

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 and the bush bucks and bush pigs come to drink, one might even be lucky enough to see some fish jumping. Continued

Friday, 7 October 2011

I Love Brenton on Sea Because …

I ♥ Brenton on Sea

I ♥ Brenton on Sea

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. Continued

Monday, 29 August 2011

I Love George Because …

I ♥ George

I ♥ George

Hi, I’m Jenny from George in the beautiful Garden Route.

George IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful mountains, famous golf courses and nearby beaches is the centre of the Garden Route, It has a great temperate climate. Its a town that has something for everyone.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Dolphin Point at Kaaimans Corner. This has a stunning view over the sea at Wilderness and the old Railway bridge across which the Choo choo used to run before the line was washed away by floods.

THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN FROM the Power Van, which runs on the railway line between George and Oudtshoorn. Wonderful views overlooking George and the sea to Mossel Bay. Continued

Friday, 5 August 2011

I Love Plettenberg Bay Because …

I ♥ Plettenberg Bay

I ♥ Plettenberg Bay

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 enjoy the magnificent views of the entire bay with the mountains in the distance; the beach and at any of the exciting places to visit in and around Plettenberg Bay. Continued

Monday, 30 May 2011

I Love Storms River Because…

I ♥ Storms River

I ♥ Storms River

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 the Waterfall Trail (first 3 kms of the Otter Trail) and at the Storms River Mouth. Continued

Monday, 18 January 2010

I Love Mossel Bay because …

I ♥ Mossel Bay

I ♥ Mossel Bay

Hi, I’m  Petra du Toit from Linkside2 Guest House in Mossel Bay in the Garden Route.

MOSSEL BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR its moderate climate, beautiful white beaches and the Dias Museum.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Post office Tree, because of its historical Value and you can still mail your postcards from there.

THE BEST SUNRISE PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT The Point early in the morning, breathtakingly beautiful!

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Linkside2 with the most beautiful view of the bay, mountains and the town …

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO go to Santos beach … blue flag status.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO shop at Langeberg Mall … Continued

Friday, 15 January 2010

I Love Wilderness because …

I ♥ Wilderness

I ♥ Wilderness

Hi, I’m John McIldowie from Porcupine Pie Lodge in Wilderness in the Garden Route.

WILDERNESS IS BEST KNOW FOR its long golden beach, extensive lakes, waterways and lush indigenous forests. That combined with casual continental sidewalk restaurants and a village atmosphere makes Wilderness the ideal base from which to enjoy the Garden Route.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Dolphin Point with the spectacular Wilderness Bay and kilometres of beach as a backdrop.

THE BEST PARAGLIDING PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN from the Map of Africa viewpoint.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD I LIKE TO get out and enjoy hiking along one of the numerous trails through indigenous forests or along the beach and cliffs that make up the coast line to the east of Wilderness. Or force myself to have 18 holes on one of the 14 challenging championship golf courses situated within easy driving distance along the Garden Route … Continued

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

I Love Knysna because …

I ♥ Knysna

I ♥ Knysna

Hi, I’m Liz Louw from Prospect Cottage in Knysna on the Garden Route.

KNYSNA IS BEST KNOWN for the Knysna Heads, delicious oysters and our locally brewed beer.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Knysna Elephant Park with all the Jumbo’s. You can hand feed them fruit and veggies …

THE BEST Elephant PICTURES can be taken at any of the tours on offer, be it riding on the  ellies , going walkies with them or just chilling at the Boma at the Elephant Park.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS CAN BE TAKEN AT Monkeyland nearby or the wonderful Birds of Eden … Continued