Hidden Hotel Gems along the Garden Route

Its springtime and we can’t think of a better way to spend it than to explore our own back garden here in South Africa. We’ve got the perfect itinerary of what to do along the picturesque Garden Route and absolute gems to stay the night in along the way. Check out our garden route accommodation and planned itinerary below:

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Start in the east at the absolutely gorgeous town of Knysna with some world-famous Knysna oysters and end in Saldanha bay north of Cape Town. These are our must-do stops along the way.


The eastern head viewpoint has the most impressive views over the lagoon and the Indian ocean, a stop here is a must on any garden route trip.

Knysna Heads

Knsyna oysters are known all over the world and don’t come any fresher than here!

Knysna Oysters

If you like us, love animals and want to support local animal sanctuaries that truly take care the wildlife and are not in it for to exploit and profit then visit these there parks while you are here:

Knysna Elephant Park



Where to stay in Knysna:

Blackwaters River Lodge 4*, Knysna, South Africa

Offer: ZAR 1,449/Night (ZAR 1,816/night) 21% off competitor prices

Amanzi Island Lodge 4*, Knysna, South Africa

Offer: ZAR 2,072/Night (ZAR 3,216/night) 21% off competitor prices


Stop here for some mesmerizing views. From this insta worthy view point you can see the Map of Africa shaped forest and get some amazing snaps.

Where to stay in Wilderness:

The Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa – Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa

Offer: 2-for-1. Buy 1 room night and get 1 night for free!


Next on our stop is Hermanus which is the best place in South Africa to go whale watching. Whether you want to stay onshoreGetaways and try to spot them from Gearings point, or hop on a kayak at Walker Bay or take a whale watching tour on a boat you are almost guaranteed to see these gentle giants in Hermanus!

Whale watching in Hermanus

Hermanus like many of the places along the garden route has some amazing beaches, one thing on our bucket list is horse-riding at Pearly Beach. How amazing does that look?

Horse Riding on Pearl beach

Where to stay in Hermanus:

Harbour House 5*, Hermanus, South Africa

Offer: ZAR 1,755/Night (ZAR 2,210/night) 21% off competitor prices

Hermanus Lodge On The Green 4*, Hermanus, South Africa

Offer: ZAR 1,178/Night (ZAR 1,654/night) 29% off competitor prices



A garden route trip is not complete without one or several wine tastings and Stellenbosch which lies in the midst of the Cape Winelands does not disappoint.

Where to stay in Stellenbosch:

Devon Valley Hotel – Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Offer: 2-for-1. Buy 1 room night and get 1 night for free!

Cape Town

Even for a true Capetonian this city continues to deliver the highlights. We cannot get enough of this place and what it has to offer:

Take a drive up to Chapman’s Peak and you’ll know what we mean!

Chapman’s Peak

This colourful neighbourhood makes us happy with its rainbow houses. Get your camera out for the gram!

Bo Kaap

For the love of penguins, this beach is another must visit beach on the western cape!

Boulders Beach

Where to stay in Cape Town:

The Residences – Crystal Towers – Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Garden Route Accommodation
Garden Route Accommodation

Offer: 2-for-1. Buy 1 room night and get 1 night for free!



Continuing north of Cape Town is the quiet little seaside town of Saldanha. This was the last stop on our garden route road trip and a welcome one at that. Lots of fishing boats and and fresh sea food to be had.

Where to stay in Saldanha:

Blue Bay Lodge – Saldanha, Western Cape, South Africa

Garden Route Accommodation

Offer: 2-for-1. Buy 1 room night and get 1 night for free!


With the Garden route being ticked off your Saffa bucket list, make sure to check out this Cape Town-centric bucket list here! We cannot get enough of the Capes and with so much to enjoy here make your trip longer with 2-for-1 offers and discounted garden route accommodation with the ENTERTAINER getaways.


Garden Route Accommodation

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