Dramatic headlands & Sandy beaches…
The Garden Route refers to a superb stretch of coast between Mossel Bay and the Storms River, called a garden because it is so lush and verdant.
It offers a spectacular coastline of dramatic headlands and golden sandy beaches. The soaring Outeniqua Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop. Whilst in between lie bird-filled lagoons and wetland lakes.
It’s a nature-lovers paradise, with a mix of unique Cape fynbos, indigenous forests of yellowwood trees, magnificent mountain passes, waterfalls and wooded ravines.
Garden Route holidays are perfect for those wanting to relax in beautiful surroundings. Or equally for those seeking adventure.
Sedgefield, where Fynbos on Sea is situated lies bang in the middle of the Garden Route. It’s perfectly-situated for visits to the Little Karoo to the north and the Tsitsikamma rainforest to the east. Or you don’t have to go anywhere with the golden Swartvlei beach a ten minute drive away, the lake on your doorstep and extensive fynbos-covered terrain to cover on foot or by bike, right from the lodge.
All in all, choosing what activities to leave out may be the most difficult part of your stay.
Why we love it
Superb coastline with golden sandy beaches
Famous for its beautiful lakes and mountain vistas
Perfect for both active and more chilled visitors
Temperate summer climate so landscape remains lush and verdant
Getting to the Garden Route…
The Garden Route is well-connected to the rest of the country with regular flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to George in the West and Port Elizabeth in the East. If driving, the roads are well-maintained and a pleasure to drive.
It takes 5 hours to drive from Cape Town, but it’s an easy drive. Many guests like to stop off at either Hermanus or Swellendam en route. It is 3+ hour scenic drive from Port Elizabeth in the east.
The Garden Route is perfectly situated between Cape Town and the malaria-free game reserves of the Eastern Cape.
Drive time from George
3 hours from Port Elizabeth
Best Time to visit the Garden Route
Superb coastline with golden sandy beaches, cliffside walks and rocky headlands. Fynbos is only 10 mins drive from a secluded sandy beach.
Superb sightings of both Southern Right and Humpback whales which come in to our waters to breed from approx. July to mid November
Paradise for Active people
Temperate summer climate so landscape remains lush and verdant. Perfect for both active and more chilled visitors