The Garden Route

The Garden Route is one of the most popular and most beautiful areas of South Africa, partly because of the many small guesthouses that are very sought-after by independent tourists.

Breathtaking coastlines, stunning golden beaches and pretty holiday resorts like Sedgefield, Mossel Bay or Knysna invite visitors to stay, relax and dream. Sports fans on the other hand, can combine sport with pleasure in a surfers’ paradise such as Herolds Bay or Victoria Bay. Visitors who prefer something more cosy can explore South Africa’s largest remaining indigenous forest near Wilderness by canoe or on foot.

George, the secret capital of the Garden Route, offers more than just shopping and good restaurants. Take a trip on the world-famous Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, South Africa’s last steam train, and experience an unforgettable 80-km ride through fascinating nature along the coast to Knysna.

George is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, it boasts an excellent road network and an airport and is a destination for coaches like Intercape and Translux. A few kilometers from the city centre and the airport you will find the five-star Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate with four internationally acknowledged 18-hole golf courses. Even if you are not a great golfer, you will enjoy ambling through the beautifully kept grounds or drinking a cappuccino on the verandah of the clubhouse, while in-house restaurants welcome guests for dinner.

We are lucky enough to be able to offer visitors to this region holiday accommodation right in the midst of the Garden Route, between George and Mossel Bay which is also called South Africa’s Hawaii. From our Oceanvoice Villa it is only 50 m to the warm Indian Ocean and a golden sandy beach with remote bays and dunes, not far from a little lagoon.