Travel along the rugged southern Cape Coast where southern right whales frolic to the port city of Port Elizabeth along the world famous Garden Route. Along the way visit Hermanus, with its scenic cliff walks offering the best land-based whale watching on earth, or nearby Gansbaai, famous for thrilling cage-diving with Great White sharks.
The Garden Route, as the beautiful coastline is known between George and Port Elizabeth, is a complete journey on its own, its craggy coastline dotted with quaint towns and its vistas dominated by mountains, lagoons, lakes, beaches and indigenous forests.
Knysna set around a tranquil lagoon, is an ideal base from which to explore the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, indigenous forests of Tsitsikamma and jewel-like lakes around Wilderness. Buzzing Plettenberg Bay is a popular haven with safe bathing, warm lagoons, rivers and 12 km of golden beaches, not to mention the dramatic Robberg Pensinsula which offers fantastic hiking.
Grootbos Nature reserve boasts sweeping coastal views, glorious fynbos and a strong conservation ethic, while Birkenhead House is personal and intimate with unhindered views over Walker Bay.
Luxury country retreat, Kurland Hotel, is located near the picturesque beach resort of Plettenberg Bay. The Plettenberg Hotel offers breathtaking views of the sea, the mountains and miles of golden sand.