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Welcome to the jewel of South Africa, the Garden Route. Here, indigenous forests merge seamlessly with dramatic coastlines and pristine beaches to create a stretch of south-eastern coastline unlike any other in the world. The Garden Route traditionally starts at Witsand and ends at Tsitsikamma. It includes areas like Mossel BayGeorge, Knysna and Plettenberg BayTsitsikamma, to name but a few, and is in close proximity to the Klein Karoos Route 62 (considered the longest wine route in the country). This route encompasses Paarl, Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn, Montagu, Robertson and Barrydale.

The Garden Route is home to some of the best beaches, forests and landscapes in South Africa and the climate is considered one of the mildest in the world, second only to Hawaii. Whether youre looking for a romantic seaside escape for two, an action packed adventure, a road trip through the kaleidoscopic Karoo or a fun family getaway, the Garden Route and Route 62 has it all. And, if youre finding it hard to choose, were here to help! 

The Hotels.tv Garden Route team uses their personal experience and knowledge to ensure that every holiday is hassle-free and filled with happy memories. We provide the human element in an often automated and impersonal system by being available to assist you in your travels. We use our expert knowledge to provide you with the best selection of hotels to suit your specific needs. Think of us as your "friendly go-to travel guide" for the Garden Route - an unforgettable place that people cant help falling in love with, again and again.

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Experience it in all the following areas:

George and surrounds

Knysna and surrounds

Tsitsikamma and Storms River

Plettenberg Bay and surrounds

Mossel Bay and surrounds

Route 62

 

 

  • Knysna Splash December 2014

    The Knysna Splash is the Garden Route’s very own family orientated festival and will take place from the 19th to the 21st of December 2014. As the name may imply the four main activities will take place in and around the Knysna lagoon. Read on for a breakdown of the exciting activities!

    Splash Mud Run 19th December 2014

    Taking place at Loerie and Cathy parks off George Rex Drive, participants need to register at 9.00am and be ready to get a little muddy! This is a great way to let your hair down and have some not so clean fun. At the end of the race firemen will be waiting to hose you down! Just remember to bring a towel.

    Splash Knysna Lagoon Mile 20th December 2014

    The Knysna Mile is divided into two categories, the mile swim (1600m) and the junior swim (450m). Starting at 14.30pm from the Knysna Yacht Club, this race is a lot of fun for young and old alike. Be sure to register from about 10.30.

    Splash Quack Attack 20th December 2014

    We can’t think of a better sight than watching up to 1000 ducks race against each other as their owners stand and cheer the little duckies on! The race will start at 16.00pm at the Knysna Waterfront with some great prizes up for grabs. Ducks are all numbered and can be purchased for R20 from the Knysna Mall and the Knysna Waterfront from the 13th of December.

    Splash Dragon Boat Race 21st December 2014

    Get a team together and head out for an exciting race using traditional Chinese style dragon boats. Each boat will have a crew of 10 and be decorated with flair. There are two categories for the race, one for those wanting to have a relaxed and fun race, and the other for those who are ready for a little competition! Races will start on Thesen Island, next to Sirocco, at 10.00am for the first heat and continue mid afternoon.

     

     

    Follow the link for more information regarding entry fees 

  • Garden Route 300 27 February 2015

    The Garden Route 300 will take place from the 27th of February to the 1st of March 2015!

    The Garden Route 300 has become one of the most participated cycling events on the Garden Route. Taking place from the 27th of Feb to the 1st of March 2015, this is a race every cyclist anticipates. Three days of breathtaking views and some unbelievable track, be sure to book your place sooner rather than later!

  • Simola Hillclimb May 2015

    The Knysna Speed Festival will be held from the 15th to the 17th of May 2015. The event this year has been sponsored by Jaguar and promises to be an exciting occasion!

      

    The Knysna Speed Festival is proud to announce its fifth annual event in Knysna. With Jaguar sponsoring the event this year, one can expect an exciting and fun filled weekend. Welcome to the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2015!

    The Hillclimb will take place between the 15th and 17th of May 2015 and is sure to entertain all speed and car enthusiasts. Being hosted by Simola Country Estate means we have one of the world's most impressive hillclimb routes.

    Friday the 15th will be reserved for 'Classic Car Friday', giving everyone a chance to look at and appreciate some real classics. Saturday and Sunday's event has been dubbed "King of the Hill Shootout", and this is when all the action happens. Watch as some of the fastest and impressive cars race for the title of King. One can certainly look forward to a weekend of pure adrenalin and fun for the whole family. 

     

     

    If you want a more detailed calendar of events please follow the link. 

  • Calitzdorp Port and Wine Festival June 2015

    The Absa Calitzdorp Port and Wine Festival will be held of the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June 2015

    The Absa Calitzdorp Port and Wine Festival will be held of the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June 2015

    The annual Absa Calitzdorp Port and Wine Festival will take place over the 13th and 1th of June 2015. This year’s event promises to be a great one as the programme offers a wide variety of events and excitement. Hosted by renowned port producers, Boplaas, Calitzdorp Cellar, De Krans and many more, and partnered by ABSA.

    The festival will be held at the historic Calitzdorp Railway Station as previous years. Some great attractions will include Tastings, a Gourmet Street Market and ‘Secret Dinners’. There will be live music and great food, so be sure to keep these dates open!

     

    For additional information please follow the link

  • Knysna Oyster Festival July 2015

    The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular events. As the Oyster Festival is aimed at sporting events, many competitors flock to the quaint town of Knysna on the Garden Route to participate.

    Among the many events to take part in, the Knysna half and full marathon are the most popular, with spots being filled well before the festival takes place. If you are thinking of competing, be sure to check online as soon as possible!

    Not just for the competitors, the Oyster Festival is a great week to spend with family and friends. There are oyster eating competitions, live music, numerous activities and great parties if you are looking for a good night out!

     

     

  • Knysna Wine Festival July

    A uniquely South African wine festival and the Garden Route’s Premiere Wine Event is heldduring the Knysna Oyster Festival in July. 

    A uniquely South African wine festival and the Garden Route’s Premiere Wine Event will once again be taking place during the Knysna Oyster Festival.

     

    This not be missed event in 2014 show cased 50 of South Africa’s best wine estates and was even better than previous years. There is many tastings and best of all, guests are able to interact with the producers and learn about current trends in the industry. If you like to think of yourself as something of a connoisseur, this is the place for you!

     

  • Rastafarian Earth Festival July 2015

    The annual Rasta Earth Festival will take place from the 22nd to the 28th of July 2015.

    The vibrant Rastafarian community of Knysna invites visitors from all walks of life, from South Africa and abroad to participate in the annual Rasta Earth Festival. The event will take place from the 22nd to the 28th of July 2015.

    This colourful, rich festival celebrates the Rastafarian way of life; their food and music, as well as the philosophy behind a religion based on truth and love.

     

    For more information please follow this link

  • Garden Route Map

    For a more detailed and interactive map of the Garden Route, please Click Here    Co ordinates in the Garden Route  34.4167° S, 19.2500° E Hermanus, Coordinates  34.18... Read More
  • Garden Route Event Bookings

      Should you wish to book specifically for an event, we can create a booking platform for your needs.   We work on individual bookings for clients and groups, events and companies. Hotels... Read More
  • Corporate Events

    Should you wish to book specifically for your company for a corporate event, we can create a booking platform for your needs. We work on individual bookings for client’s companies and their co... Read More
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    We are here to assist you in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding bookings, accommodation or travel queries. As our customer, you are the mos... Read More
  • Garden Route Culture and Customs

     Garden Route Culture and Customs South Africa is a wonderfully colourful country with many diverse cultures, languages and customs. The South African people in general are friendly, helpful and... Read More
  • Garden Route Adventure Activities

     Garden Route Adventure Activities   The Garden Route has become known as the adventure capital of South Africa and has a vast array of many thrilling adventure activities for every kind o... Read More
  • Wining and Dining

    Wining and Dining The Garden Route has become well known for its excellent cuisine and many first class restaurants that can be found in each and every town. Restaurants have become synonymous w... Read More
  • Golf in the Garden Route

    Golf in the Garden Route   The Garden Route has been named the 2014 Golf Destination of the Year by IAGTO the global trade association of the golf industry. The Garden Route includes Oubaai Gol... Read More
  • Route 62

    Explore the famous Route 62, South Africa’s scenic route that meanders from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth. On Route 62 you will discover magnificent landscapes ... Read More
  • Garden Route for Kids

      Garden Route for kids   The Garden Route is the perfect family holiday destination with a multitude of family orientated activities, accommodation options and kid friendly restaurants, ... Read More
  • What to see

        What to see in the Garden Route  The Garden Route has become one of the most sought after holiday destinations in South Africa. Extending from Witsand to the end of the Tsitsikamma... Read More
  • Thesen Island

    Thesen Island Thesen Island is a popular award winning Marina development, situated amongst the serene waters of one of the richest biologically and ecologically product... Read More
  • Game Reserves

    Garden Route Game Reserves offer: Big Five Guided Bush Walks and Nature Walks Elephant Back Rides and Elephant feeding Guided Game Drives and 4 x4 Safaris Quad Safari Sun downer Picnics Helicop... Read More
  • Garden Route Car Rentals

    Garden Route Car Rentals If you are looking for car rentals in the Garden Route, we have created some helpful links to get you on your way. There are many different companies and cars to choose from,... Read More
  • Cycling in the Garden Route

    Cycling in the Garden Route The Garden Route, and particularly Knysna, has become a well known area for annual cycle events. The quiet roads and ample walk ways and trails make Knysna the perfect pla... Read More
  • Timeshare

    Timeshare availability is currently under construction.    For any queries please email gardenroute@hotels.tv... Read More
  • Running in the Garden Route

    The Garden Route is home to a wide variety of scenery, from a wide expanse of pristine coastline to the many kilometres of densely forested areas, all making for some of the most beautiful and enjoyab... Read More
  • Weddings in the Garden Route

     WEDDINGS    Make your dream wedding a reality. The Garden Route offers some of the world's most breathtaking views and scenery, making it the ideal place for your dream wedding. Ther... Read More
  • Property Sales

    Being one of the most sought after holiday destinations, many people are realising the dream of living in a beautiful and unique town in the Garden Route. Aside from residential sales, the Garden Rout... Read More
  • Rainy Days on the Garden Route

    Holidays in the Garden Route are synonymous with hot days, balmy nights and a fair amount of sun block. The Garden Route is truly blessed with a great climate for most of the year, however it has been... Read More