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3 Tips for exploring South Africa's Garden Route

South Africa's Garden Route is full of beautiful hidden gems, mouth-watering food and stunning landscapes. Make the most out of your time in South Africa with these top tips!


The Last Word, Franschoek

Stay in boutique hotels


If possible, try to avoid the large-scale resorts and hotels in favour of the smaller, boutique accommodation that South Africa does so well. Guaranteeing unprecedented attention to detail and a truly personal experience, hotels such as Cape Cadogan in Cape Town and The Last Word in Franschoek go above and beyond to make your stay as special and memorable as it could possibly be.


Knysna

Drive yourself


With South Africans driving on the same side of the road as the UK and easily signposted, open roads, driving around this beautiful country is wonderfully simple and an experience in itself. Though it may be tempting to go with a more relaxed form of transport, the flexibility and freedom of driving yourselves allows opportunities to enjoy some of the secluded, hidden spots slightly off the beaten track that can be spontaneously romantic.


La Petite Ferme, Franschoek

Consider the time of year


Like the UK, South Africa has four changeable seasons with drastic differences in temperature and conditions which affect the wildlife in season and what is available. When planning a trip, do your research and take this into account, particularly if you’re keen to see on whale watching.