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The Garden Route has plenty of places to stay while exploring this beautiful region

By Graeme Lund - Jun 27, 2016
The Garden Route has plenty of places to stay while exploring this beautiful region

Despite the chilly weather, there is plenty to do on the Garden Route, whether it is for a weekend getaway or a longer family holiday.  We at Home Food and Travel interviewed a few of the owners and managers of some of the top places to stay in this region to find out what they have to offer.

Knysna B&B King of Kings


Henriëtte Dippenaar, owner of Knysna B&B King of Kings says; “Knysna B&B is situated on the hills overlooking the Lagoon, the Heads, Leisure Island and Thesen Island. Our lovely breakfast baskets are served in bed or on your own private deck! We are within walking distance of a number of beautiful walkways beside the lagoon and we are close to many tourist attractions such as the Knoetsie castles, and a variety of nature reserves, oyster and trout farms, walking trails and cycling routes.” 

Contact: 044 382 6046 Email: [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnysnaBB/?fref=ts 

Pumula Lodge


Rensia and Pieter Ellis, co-owners of Pumula Lodge in Knysna say; “It is the parkland atmosphere which sets Pumula apart from the other guesthouses in Knysna. Pieter is an enthusiastic birder and can advise guests on the best birding spots in the area.  Our ‘Tree-Top’ breakfast is served amongst the birds too and is a unique experience.” 

WINTER SPECIAL: Pay R395pppns B&B and R485pn B&B for a single person for a minimum stay of 2 nights AND RECEIVE 1 NIGHT FREE!!! Valid: 25 May 2016 to 31 August 2016 (excl Knysna Oyster Festival). T’s & C’s apply.

Contact: 044 384 1193 Email: [email protected] Website: www.pumulalodge.co.za 

Knysna Luxury Accommodation


Danielle Green, Marketing Manager at Knysna Luxury Accommodation says; “We at KLA always give 110% and always go the extra mile. It also doesn’t hurt that we offer very competitive prices while not compromising quality and also offer breath-taking views. With a selection of restaurants and shopping that awaits only a short stroll away. You will find: it’s not just accommodation that we offer; it’s a way of life.” 

Contact: 076 280 0750 Email: [email protected] Website: www.knysnahouse.co.za

Hildesheim Guest House


Tony and Vanessa Christiane, owners of Hildesheim Guest House say; “If you’re looking for a weekend of peace and quiet, no hustle and bustle, and yet be close enough to enjoy the attractions of Wilderness, Hildesheim Guest House is the place for you. We are 10km from some great restaurants including The Girls, Salina and Serendipity to name a few. Nearby you will also find the Wilderness National Park for hiking and canoeing, The Big Tree and the beautiful Map of Africa viewpoint.” 

Contact: 044 850 1115 Email: [email protected]  Website: www.hildesheim.co.za  

The Wilderness Hotel


Jonel Ackermann, Manager at The Wilderness Hotel says; “We are set in the perfect location in the heart of the Garden Route with unspoilt golden beaches, evergreen forests, and  scenic lagoon and valley views. Come and explore nature’s rejuvenating activities and experience real friendly hospitality.”

Dinner, bed and breakfast special: Classic Rooms: R990 per night per couple; Deluxe Rooms: R1190 per night per couple; Family package: R1490 per night 2 adults and 2 kids u/18 

Contact: 044 877 1110  Email: [email protected]  Website: www.thewildernesshotel.co.za

Mont Fleur


Lou Hureston and Denise Thiebaut, owners of Mont Fleur in Wilderness say; “Mont Fleur, one of the original B&Bs along the Garden Route, is located within walking distance from the beach and top rated restaurants, including Serendipity, Salinas, Pomodoros and The Girls. The Wilderness features numerous outdoor activities including canoeing, horseback riding, and paragliding.

Mont Fleur offers specials throughout the year, including a fantastic Winter Special of 20% off a three-night stay.”

Contact: 044 877 0750 Email: [email protected] Website: www.montfleur-wilderness.co.za 

The Russel Hotel


Deswin Talmaggies, Manager at The Russel Hotel says; “We are an award winning hotel, centrally located in the town of Knysna. Our rooms are spacious and conveniently equipped with coffee and tea facilities, a fridge and microwave oven, enhancing an at home feeling. We are a walk away from all amenities, including the famous Knysna Waterfront, which boasts popular restaurants such as, 34 Degrees South and The Dry Dock.”

Contact: 044 382 1052 Email: [email protected] Website: www.russelhotel.co.za

Boardwalk Lodge


Chris Boshoff, owner of Boardwalk Lodge in Wilderness says; “Located amidst beautiful indigenous forest and in the heart of the world-famous Garden Route, Boardwalk Lodge is a distinctive holiday retreat. The Lodge offers a superb selection of accommodation options, from luxurious self-catering timber chalets to sumptuous guest suites with invigorating sea and mountain views.

The charming village of Wilderness nearby, with its golden beaches, extensive waterways and lush forest vegetation, is a nature lover’s paradise and an eco-destination par excellence. World class paragliding, golf, fishing, hiking, sailing and other forms of indulging are a way of life here – relaxation is paramount. Our tailor-made services and winter specials offer an opportunity for you to plan your stay exactly as you wish.”

Contact: 044 877 0238 Email: [email protected] Website: www.boardwalklodge.co.za