One of the most beautiful stretches of coastline

The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, the starting point of which is constantly contested as towns such as Witsand,Stilbaai and Albertinia join the route that winds its way for some 200 km viaGeorge, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna on to Plettenberg Bay culminating in the Tstisikamma Forest – a fairyland of giant trees, ferns and bird life.

 

Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber -coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting the Garden Route in South Africa.

The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route”, graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn, “Capital of the Klein Karoo”, is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale.

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Gondwana Lodge

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The Plettenberg

Situated on a rocky headland in Africa’s most spectacular coastal resort.

Conrad Pezula

Located on the eastern head of Knysna and set amongst the ancient indigenous forests, mountains, lakes and beaches.

Gondwana Lodge

Gondwana lodge provides a luxury Big 5 safari experience just 3 hours drive from Cape Town.

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Exclusive, opulent and romantic, Tsala Treetop Lodge merges lavish luxury.

The Plettenberg

Situated on a rocky headland in Africa’s most spectacular coastal resort.

Conrad Pezula

Located on the eastern head of Knysna and set amongst the ancient indigenous forests, mountains, lakes and beaches.

Gondwana Lodge

Gondwana lodge provides a luxury Big 5 safari experience just 3 hours drive from Cape Town.

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Exclusive, opulent and romantic, Tsala Treetop Lodge merges lavish luxury.

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"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip

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"We spent 10-nights in South Africa and would have loved to extend the trip and continue exploring. Our two most favorite parts of the trip were hiking Table Top Mountain with our fabulous, very knowledgeable and polite guide Nick one early morning (5am pick up!) and our time on Safari. Seeing all of the animals in their habitat and being a part of their world was a memory we will never forget."

Paige & Matt, USA | Honeymoon in South Africa Trip

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"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

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"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

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