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Do I need to book Garden Route hotels in advance in October?

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Do I need to book Garden Route hotels in advance in October?

I am planning a trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth from September 28 - October 9. My current (vague) plan is Cape Town (3 nights) - Stellenbosch (1 night) - Hermanus (1 night) - Mossel Bay (1 night) - Knysna (2 nights) - Jeffreys Bay (2 nights) - Port Elizabeth.

I notice that it seems like a lot of the accomodation is booking up already and it seems like it might be a SA school holiday that week. Would you recommend booking accomodation in advance or is it possible to book last minute so that we can be flexible.

Also if you have any suggestions on the itinerary it would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Do I need to book Garden Route hotels in advance in October?

I like to book early to ensure I get to stay at my preferred accommodation. If you're seeing things booking up now you may find yourself scrambling a bit later on. Weather is starting to get better about then so the area may be getting busier.

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2. Re: Do I need to book Garden Route hotels in advance in October?

The October school holiday this year is the week of 6-10 October. So people will typically head off on the 3rd or 4th and return home on the 12th. Which, as you say, cuts across most of your time here. While it isn't the main holiday period by any means, I would think enough people take a break to make it advisable for you to book.

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