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Welcome Back South African Tourism

Welcome Back, South African Tourism

We’ve been loving local for months now as South African’s have rediscovered their favourite holiday destinations within our borders, including the towns & coastal villages that make up the marvellous Garden Route #LoveLocal. Although we’re taking all the necessary preventative measures due to Covid-19 and encourage travellers to do the same, we’re excited to safely welcome international travellers back to our country after an extensive lockdown – our borders officially opened on the 1st of October 2020, just in time for summer and the festive peak season #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady #IAMTOURISM

The re-opening of our borders means a much needed boost for our country’s tourism industry and economy as a whole, which have both taken strain since the first announcement of lockdown in March. South Africa’s major airports including OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport re-opened in October, whilst our very own George Airport is open for domestic travel to and from the Garden Route. Our dedicated Hello Garden Route team have been working tirelessly to ensure strict hygiene and correct cleaning protocols are adhered to at all properties which we recommend and book for our valued travellers, as well as at our exclusively managed properties. We have implemented amended policies and procedures in place for Covid-19 #SupportYourStay


Our Hello Garden Route Property Management Properties offer guests unique experiences in a wide range of self-catering accommodation types from riverfront cottages, farm stays to top-end beachfront villas, all of which we exclusively manage and prepare for guests, with the highest standard of safety and cleaning protocols in place. During this Covid time, we fog our properties for sterilization and sanitization, bookings with 5 day gap periods in-between, which gives our valued guests peace of mind knowing that they will be arriving at a Covid-free property. In addition, we provide complimentary hand sanitizers at our properties.

Book your Garden Route Getaway in a Wilderness ocean facing villa such as Star of the Sea Villa, Sea Breeze Villa and Azure Wilderness, get value for money at beachfront houses including Cape Footprints, Kleinkrantz Beach House and Kleinkrantz Holiday House. Bring your furry friend along for pet-friendly luxury accommodation at Akela Villa in Victoria Bay. Showcasing a serene river and natural splendour, Kaaimans River Cottage is an idyllic setting for an unforgettable holiday stay, in a secluded location close to many exciting attractions in and around Kaaimans. For a relaxing stay surrounded by mountain views near Hoekwil, also pet-friendly Garden Route Holiday Accommodation, choose the lovely Froggy Pond Country Farmstay which can accommodate up to 8 guests very comfortably.

Enjoy amazing accommodation deals form our list of Lockdown Accommodation Specials! These holiday homes, villas and apartments offer guests discounted rates for week or month long bookings, and are valid for stays up till the end of November 2020.

Accommodation options include the spacious pet-friendly Sedgefield Island Holiday House, the beautiful and again, pet-friendly 400 Waterside Road Villa , the cozy Lazur Holiday Apartment Wilderness and the value for money stays at Buxton Close Holiday House as well as Denneberghof.

For December Holiday Accommodation 2020 in the Garden Route, you’re spoilt for choice! The sooner you book, the sooner your accommodation can be secured and your vacation planning can start. We offer a wide and attractive selection of accommodation options in the most exquisite Garden Route destinations, from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay, from Herold’s Bay to George, all the way to Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma. The entire Garden Route region, we’ve got you covered!


The summer season is fast approaching, and with it, guests are able to take in the natural beauty of the Garden Route at their own pace. Whether you’re visiting with family, friends, are here to golf in the Garden Route or are on a romantic retreat with your significant other, there are endless options for discovery, tranquillity and adventure activities throughout the Garden Route.

Some of the alluring attractions you can experience during your visit include the historical Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, which are often described as one of the great Natural Wonders of The World. There is so much history and magic to this attraction, which offers visitors Heritage and Adventure tour options (the latter of which is suspended due to COVID-19). The caves adhere to strict health and safety regulations, and also practice social distancing.

Weather permitting, the adventurous Mossel Bay Zipline offers guests a thrilling activity to enjoy, this time showcasing striking sea and plant life and the azure blue waters of the vast Indian Ocean. This Zipline is the World’s Longest over the Ocean Zipline, at a length of 1100 metres, just 90 metres above the ocean.

Appreciate the profound natural beauty of Plettenberg Bay with Ocean Blue Adventures, which ventures out to sea for memorable boat trips that include dolphin encounters and whale watching! If you want to appreciate the beauty of the Garden Route from up high, The Flying Club offers incredible microlight flying tours of this exceptional setting, and you can even customize your own routes to embark on. There are various horse riding tours, wine tasting experiences, paragliding in Wilderness and Sedgefield, Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tours as well as the famous Bloukrantz Bungee Jumping. Not forgetting Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Cruise the Crags for more!


We welcome you to discover the Garden Route #ThePlaceToBe and make lifelong memories with your loved ones. Contact us today to book your dream holiday to our magnificent region!

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