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Where to stay on the Garden Route

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Where to stay on the Garden Route


My husband and I (in our early 60's) are planning our first trip to Cape Town. We have established that we would like 4 days in Cape Town and 3 days in Franschhoeke before driving the Garden Route to Knysna, however we are looking for some recommendations of place to stay for 1 night and/or visit on our route. I have been looking at Swellendam and was keen to know if it was a recommended place to stay. Thinking of the N1 route in and the N2 route out of vice a versa.

Any Suggestions would be greatly received

Many Thanks

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1. Re: Where to stay on the Garden Route

I personally think 3 days in Franschhoek is too long. Rather spend more time on the Garden Route.

I recommend the seaside town of Hermanus very strongly for an overnight stay. It is a bit out of your way, but well worth it - IF you go in summer. Not worth it in winter. I strongly recommend the following accomodation: Pacem holiday house, Hermanus.

Another place in the Garden route area I recommend strongly (after Knysna) is the Stormsriver camp in the Garden Route national park near the upmarket town of Plettenberg bay

Edited: 28 May 2010, 06:01
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2. Re: Where to stay on the Garden Route

I think 3 days in Franschhoek is about right, especially if you like wine. There is so much to do in the winelands and you can take day trips to other areas like Stellenbosch . Also some great restaurants, a different one for each night.

I would suggest you drive on the R62 and stay at Montagu or maybe even try and get to Oudtshorn


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3. Re: Where to stay on the Garden Route

In answer to your question, Swellendam is a great place to stay and a nice convenient stopover between Franschhoek & Knysna. Anther option for a stopover, would be one of the towns on the scenic R62 such as Montagu or Calitzdorp areas. For a good selection of places to stay look at www.portfoliocollection.com who benchmark B&Bs & guesthouses - ask them for their free accommodation guides.

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4. Re: Where to stay on the Garden Route

My favourite stay over in Montagu is Les Hauts de Montagu


This is the place to stay if you want to treat yourself...

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5. Re: Where to stay on the Garden Route

Hi there,

A friend recently forwarded me a list of special offers for places on teh Garden Route from Greenwood Guides. You can see them online too here: greenwoodguides.com/south-africa/accommodati…


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