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Garden Route Romantic Retreats


Romantic Retreats & Attractions in the Garden Route

Your search for the perfect romantic holiday accommodation may lead you to the stunning Garden Route, located along the south-eastern coast of South Africa and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful settings in the country. The Garden Route is regularly featured as a top honeymoon destination, with no shortage of naturally enchanting settings and exciting possibilities for dates and adventures. From blissful nature walks along magnificent coastal fynbos in Herold’s Bay to adventurous treetop canopy tours in Tsitsikamma, the Garden Route has something that can appeal to every couples taste.

As you plan your intimate getaway to the beautiful Garden Route, Hello Garden Route has a variety of romantic retreats for guests to choose from. Remember, Hello Garden Route also offers private and customized tours that can include all your favourite attractions.

What to do in the Garden Route

Nguni Restaurant in Plettenberg Bay – Spoil that special someone in your life with a spectacular dinner date at the Nguni restaurant, located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay. With its vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff and quirky African design aesthetic, as well as a menu that showcases some of the best wines available in the Garden Route, Nguni restaurant is an excellent choice for a romantic dining experience to celebrate all things love related. There is seating available inside and outside, which can be decided when you make your reservation. The food menu includes mouth-watering dishes like Lime & Chilli Chicken, Grilled Mushroom Skewers and Salt & Pepper Squid, so be sure to arrive hungry. Nguni restaurant is located in a heritage building that is over 150 years old.

Get in touch:
Call – 044 533 6710
Address – 6 Crescent Street, Plettenberg Bay

Brenton Beach in Knysna – Easily considered one of the Garden Routes most beautiful blue-flag beaches, Brenton Beach in Knysna is situated close to the famous Knysna Heads and displays some of the most incredible sunsets, especially during the months of summer. Enjoy an enchanting sunset stroll on the beach with your significant other and remember to bring your camera along, the backdrop will make the perfect setting for a few memorable snapshots.

Get in touch:
Call – 044 382 5510
Address – 242 State President C R Swart Road, Brenton-On-Sea

Mitchell’s Brewery in Knysna – Do something a little different by treating your favourite person to a beer tasting at Mitchell’s Brewery, makers of some of the best craft beers in the country. Taproom beer tastings are open from 11 am to 5 pm on Wednesdays and a menu of light meals is also available. Visitors also have the option to enjoy a tour of the brewery itself, however booking for this tour is essential.

Get in touch:
Call – 044 382 4685
Address – New Street, Knysna

Map of Africa in Wilderness – Be blown away by the awe-inspiring views seen from Wilderness Heights, known as the ‘Map of Africa’. From this unique (and very romantic) vantage point in Wilderness, visiting couples and families can enjoy extraordinary views over scenes of mountains and forests that create a shape that mirrors the map of our African continent, bordered by the fragrant Kaaimans River valley. If you and your partner are feeling particularly adventurous while planning your trip to the Map of Africa, this is also a popular spot for paragliding. To truly mark the occasion, pack a lovely picnic basket for two and bring a blanket along.

Get in touch:
Address – Wilderness Heights (follow the signboards)

Redberry Farm in George – Life can be stressful but your holiday in the Garden Route won’t be! Embrace your inner child and indulge in a memorable outing with your loved one (kids can also join in) at the inviting Redberry Farm in George. There is so much about this wonderful farm to be enjoyed, from strawberry picking and pony rides to exploring the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere. The Redberry farm stall and tea garden are all-about-strawberries, serving up a variety of delicious berry beverages and treats. You could even purchase hand-crafted decor and strawberry inspired gifts during your visit, the perfect way to end your outing.

Get in touch:
Call – 044 870 7123
Address – Geelhoutboom Road, George

The Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay – The popular Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay welcomes lovebirds from all over. For those who feel lucky in love, the casino boasts a variety of card tables, slot machines and other gambling facilities available to those aged 18 and up. The Garden Route Casino is also home to the sophisticated Bravo Lounge and Red Cherry Cafe, perfect for a lovely dinner after a night of fun.

Get in touch:
Call – 044 606 7777
Address – 1 Pinnacle Point Rd, Mossel Bay

Romantic Retreats in the Garden Route

Herewith, the experts at Hello Garden Route’s top recommended romantic retreats along the beautiful region, with something for everyone (and budget too!)…


Misty Mountain Reserve – Romantic and Adventure Bed & Breakfast Getaway

Armagh Country Lodge and Spa –  Tranquil Spa & Romantic Getaway


Emily Moon River Lodge – Guest House on the Banks of Bitou River with Award Winning On-Site Restaurant

Tamodi Lodge – A Honeymoon Haven Guesthouse with Exquisite Views

Periwinkle Guest Lodge – Luxurious Bed & Breakfast Overlooking Robberg Beach

The Penthouse – 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa by the Sea

Rothersands 16 – 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa near Robberg Beach

Singing Kettle Beach Lodge – Stylish Self-Catering Apartment on the Beachfront

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek – Self-Catering Cottages and Forest Cabins


Forest Valley Cottages – Romantic Rheenendal Escape with Jacuzzi

Lazy Leopard – Ideal Seclusion, Peace and Privacy

Kanonkop House –  Luxurious Accommodation with Breathtaking Views

Head Over Hills –  Romantic and Luxurious Guest House on Knysna Heads

Leisure Isle Lodge – Luxury Bed and Breakfast overlooking Knysna Lagoon

Elephant Hide – Secluded Bed & Breakfast Retreat with Knysna Lagoon Views

Two Angels – Self-Catering Cottage with Beautiful Views

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle – Self-Catering Cottage on the Waters of Knysna Lagoon

Homtini Guest Farm – Self-Catering Cottages and Luxury Tented Lodges


Lakeside Lodge & Spa – Luxury Hotel on the Banks of Swartvlei Lagoon

Dover On Sea – Bed & Breakfast with Views of Cola beach

Teniqua Treetops – Eco Friendly Treehouses on the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains


5 Star Luxury Accommodation at Views Boutique Hotel & Spa – Selection of Suites Available

Pearl Moon Self-Catering – Luxury Apartments with Lagoon Views

Ocean View – Luxury 6 Bedroom Guest House with Ocean Views

Xanadu – Luxurious and Romantic Beachfront Villa

Livingstone Villa – 5 Star Luxury Villa with Ocean Views

Just For 2 – Tranquil Self Catering Cottage by the Mountains

Ke-Nako Lodges – Lovely Rondevlei Self-Catering Cottage

Treedom Villas and Vardos – Escape into the Magic that is Treedom

Moontide Guest Lodge – Romance on the Waters Edge


Kaaimans River Villa – River-front, private with unsurpassed River and Sea views


Hilltop Country Lodge situated on a Private Nature Reserve


African Oceans – 5 Star Manor & Exclusive Villa – Various Accommodation options

Garden Route Safari Camp, Mossel Bay – Famous for their Walk With Giraffes Safari Experience


De Zeekoe – Luxurious 4-Star Guesthouse – Various Accommodation options

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge – Luxury Waterfall Tents located along the water’s edge


Our team of accommodation experts at Hello Garden Route are available to assist with booking your dream romantic getaway in the Garden Route – Contact us today to start planning!

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