Garden Route


A stay like none: retro rondavels

There are few accommodation options more authentically African than the rondavel. No frills, just charm. A night in one of these traditional circular cottages, topped with thatch or sheets of corrugated iron, conjurs up dreams of yesteryear — along with one of the most unique and affordable nights you could imagine in South Africa’s wild places.

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Wellness in the wilds

Spending time in nature is a fantastic way to re-centre and rejuvenate. From a yoga retreat to a soothing spa experience – escape to these unspoilt wild places to achieve perfect harmony with yourself.

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Explore the Garden Route on foot this Easter

Wild beaches, enchanting forests, riverside rambles… where would you like to go walking? The HI-TEC Garden Route Walking Festival is the ideal way to explore this beautiful part of South Africa with your friends and family. That’s your Easter weekend sorted.

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Top 5 MTB trails to fall in love with

Pedalling through nature on a mountain bike has many advantages: it’s fun, healthy, environmentally friendly, and a great way to see the sights. With your Wild Card, you have no excuses to stay home, so get out there and tick a few #wildadventuregoals.

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World Water Day: Garden Route in the spotlight

The theme for World Water Day on 22 March 2018 couldn’t be more apt: Nature for Water. The mountain catchments, rivers, lakes and wetlands protected by our parks and reserves are responsible for much of our freshwater. Conservation photographer Peter Chadwick ventured to Garden Route National Park to discover how SANParks is keeping this watery wonderland healthy.

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