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Easter in the Garden Route 2018

You know that Easter is nearing when scorching summer days turn into warm and pleasant afternoons and some of the most breathtaking sunsets can be admired in and around the Garden Route. At this time of year, it is popular for families to plan holidays together and celebrate timeless Easter traditions with loved ones.

Known as one of the most stunning holiday destinations in South Africa, the Garden Route offers visitors and holiday guests a marvellous array of attractions and is especially popular during Easter and over the Easter school holidays when a number of fun adventures and family orientated events can be enjoyed by all, in addition to the Garden Route’s abundant list of activities.

Check in with our Hello Garden Route team to start turning your Easter Holiday Accommodation dreams into a reality – we even offer private or scheduled tours to visitors to ensure that noone misses out while discovering the very best of Garden Route, from skydiving in Mossel Bay and hiking in Knysna Forest to visiting many historical landmarks in the city of George as well as some lovely family markets in the quiet village of Sedgefield.


Sedgefield Slow Festival

Every year around Easter, the Sedgefield Slow Festival takes place, however, this year they will be pushing pause to restructure, redefine, re-think, re-evaluate the festival.

A word from the head organiser, Amanda Dixon: “We still haven’t been able to find a financial sponsor and we simply aren’t able to continue to cover the costs of putting the festival together this year. With the cost of the festival escalating each year, I cannot take on the financial risk and continued financial debt in trying to pull this festival together again. I have thus made the decision, with the backing of the Slow Fest committee, to place the Festival on hold until financial sponsors can be brought on board.”

You can read more on their Facebook page:

Keep updated by visiting the events website on for more details.

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The KKNK Festival: 29 March – 4 April 2018

This family festival of the arts has been incredibly popular one among locals and visitors to the Garden Route – many of whom specially plan their vacation around the dates of this well loved festival. Known officially as the Klein Karoo Kunste National Arts Festival, the KKNK takes place in Oudtshoorn which is otherwise a very quiet village. During this week long festival, visitors can enjoy the street festival vibes, abundance of art displays and open galleries, daily music programmes, wine and food tasting stalls and entertainment for children to appreciate as well. For more information on the KKNK Festival, email or visit

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The Garden Route Walking Festival: 30 March – 2 April 2018

You don’t need to be super fit to participate in South Africa’s only walking festival which offers visitors an amazing opportunity to take in the natural surrounding beauty of the Garden Route, with various walking trails to choose from depending on your personal preference. Think coastal cliffs, vast beaches, fragrant forests and fresh mountain air and be sure to bring a camera along! There are 50 walks in the programme that include the unique Walk with Poetry, Yoga Walk and even a Sketching in Nature Walk. On Easter Sunday, kids can enjoy the Hi-Tec Coastal Pirates Treasure Hunt or the Inner Magic Walk, taking place on Keurbooms Beach just outside of Plettenberg Bay and perfect for the whole family. Check in and register on

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Bobby Van Jaarsveld at Reedvalley: 31 March 2018

The legendary Bobby Van Jaarsveld, one of our countries favourite Afrikaans singer/songwriters, will be performing some of his very best hits live at Reedvalley in Mossel Bay over the long Easter Weekend. If you aren’t familiar with his music, find out for yourself why Bobby Van Jaarsveld has won the hearts of local South Africans and maybe even take a few photos with Bobby after the show. Tickets to the show are selling for R150 per person, and the show will take place from 8 pm to 11 pm on Saturday. To book your ticket to the show, visit

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BUCO Adventure Weekend: 31 March – 1 April 2018

Calling all lovers of adventure sports – this year, Plett will be hosting the highly anticipated BUCO Adventure Weekend that will include exciting, family-orientated sporting events like long distance Trail Runs of varying difficulties and a Kids Mountain Bike Cross Country Race followed by a Mountain Bike Relay for teenagers and adults. Other highlights over this exciting Easter weekend of adventures includes the Easter Surf Ski Challenge, BUCO Dash for Cash and the singles and doubles races. After all this fun and exercise, you have every reason to enjoy a guilt free Easter Lunch. Visit for details on the event.


Take time off to enjoy an extended Easter Weekend

This year, the highly anticipated Easter long weekend will start on 30 March (Good Friday) and end on the 2 April (Family Day) which means an exciting long weekend of 4 days in total. Along with these public holidays, public school holidays in the Western Cape will take place from 29 March to 9 April.

Why not book some time off work, soak up the last of summer and discover the magic of the Garden Route for yourself. We have even compiled a list of our favourite things to do during the Easter holidays to make your vacation one to remember! Make sure to plan for all the bells and whistles that we have come to know and love of Easter, such as exciting Easter egg hunts, delicious hot cross buns in the oven and meaningful family get-togethers.

Self-Catering Easter Holiday Accommodation in the Garden Route 2018


Easter Accommodation available in Mossel Bay:

Blommekloof – 5 Bedroom Self-Catering Cottage @ R 700 – 2100 per night (sleeps 2 – 8)

Anas Place – Luxury Self-Catering Apartments – 1 Bedroom Apartment @ R 1625 // 2 Bedroom  @ R 3125 per night

Wallace 1 – Self-Catering Cottage @ R 2500 per night

Gerries Cottage – Self-Catering Cottage @ R 3500 per night

Point Village Hotel – 1 Bedroom Apartment @ R 1400 / 3 Bedroom Apartment @ R 3000 per night


Easter Accommodation available in George:

1 Longbringe – Main House only @ R 3300 / The Apartment @ R 1350 / Main House & Apartment Combo @ R 4500 per night

Inglenook Cottage – Self Catering Cottage @ R 1975 per night

Golfers Heaven – 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3800 per night (discounted for longer stays)


Easter Accommodation available in Victoria Bay:

Victoria Bay Cottage – 2 Bedroom Self-Catering Cottage @ R 2000 per night

Akela Villa – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3000 per night


Easter Accommodation available in Kaaimans:

Kaaimans Holiday Cottage – 3 Bedroom Self-Catering Cottage @ R 2350 per night

Kaaimans River House – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 2500 per night

Kaaimans River Cottage – 3 Bedroom Cottage @ R 1750 per night


Easter Accommodation available in Wilderness:

Cape Footprints – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3200 per night

Wilderness Ocean Villa – 5 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 5000 per night

Star Of The Sea Villa – 5 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 5500 per night (additional R 500 ppspn in downstairs rooms sleeps extra 6)

19 The Annex  – The Loft or The Annex @ R 1500 per unit per night (sleeps 2 each)

Amber Light Beach Cottages – Double/Twin En-Suite Room @ R 1000 // Family En-Suite Room @ R 1300 per night

First Avenue Holiday House – 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 2250 per night

Kleinkrantz Holiday House – 5 Bedroom Self-Catering Cottage @ R3500 per night

Just For 2 – Self-Catering Cottages @ R 900 – 1600 per night (sleeps 2 each)

The Tops – Self-Catering Studio Apartment @ R 1350 per night

Infinity Blue – Apartment 1 – 2 Bedroom Apartment @ R 1947 per night

Boardwalk Lodge – 1 Bedroom Sea Facing Chalet @ R 1754 per night


Easter Accommodation available in Sedgefield:

Myoli Beach Lodge – 2 Bedroom Self-Catering Chalet @ R 1650 per night

Fynbosvlei Log Cabins – Small Log Cabin @ R 950 // Big Log Cabin @ R 1650 – 2750 (sleeps 4 – 8)

Teniqua Treetops – Honeymoon Treehouse @ R 2420 // 1 Bedroom Family Treehouse @ R 3064 // 2 Bedroom Treehouse @ R 3630 per night

The Sedgefield Arms – Double Room @ R 1500 // 5 Sleeper Chalet @ R 3750 per night


Easter Accommodation available in Knysna:

Laguna Grove Apartment –  3 Bedroom Self-Catering Apartment @ R 2750 per night

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle –  1 Bedroom Self-Catering Cottage @ R 1650 per night

The Islander – Self-Catering Loft Suite @ R 1400 per night

Azure House – 1 Bedroom Apartment @ R 1400 // 2 Bedroom Apartment @ R 2500 per night

Pezula Greenlands Villa D4 – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 5000 per night

Two Angels – Self-Catering Cottages  – Sunset Room @ R 1880 per night

Guadeloupe – Self-Catering Apartment @ R 1350 per night

Forest Valley Cottages – Self-Catering Cottage Sandstone Unit @ R 1670 // Hillside Unit @R 2100 – 2300 per night

Tides End Manor –  9 Bedroom Self-Catering Luxury Villa @ R 2000 – 7600 per night (sleeps 2 – 16)

Nieu Wherry Meadow – Self-Catering Cottage – Faith Room @ R 700 // Love Room @ R 900 per night

Homtini Guest Farm – Wild Olive Forest Cottages @ R 980 – 1580 (sleeps 2 – 5) // Family Tented Lodge @ R 680 – 980 (sleeps 2 – 4) // Couples Tented Lodge @ R 780 per night


Easter Accommodation available in Plettenberg Bay:

Beachyhead 61 – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 4750 per night

Dassen Island 61 – 5 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3500 per night

Ocean Mist – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 4950 per night

Rivertides 6 – 3 Bedroom Self-Catering Apartment @ R 2200 per night

Sand Dunes V10 – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 6600 per night

Sand Dunes V2 – 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3600 per night

Taaibos – 5 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3500 per night

Whaleshaven 14 – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 6200 per night

Fynbos Ridge – Studio Apartment @ R 2900 // Garden Cottage @ R 4200 per night

Moonshine On Whiskey Creek – Bushpig Forest Cabin @ R 1150 // Butterfly Garden Cottage @ R 1380 per night

Erica House – 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3200 per night

Orchid House – 4 Bedroom Luxury Villa @ R 3500 per night


Easter Accommodation available in Tsitsikamma:

Misty Mountain Reserve – Ocean View Lodges @ R 2860 per night

Get in touch with the friendly team of accommodation experts at Hello Garden Route and start planning your Easter Getaway today!

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