Indisputably one of South Africa’s most sought-after destinations, the Garden Route offers a wealth of natural beauty, famous landmarks and delicious restaurants to tempt even the most timid of hermit crabs into a wintertime road trip. Having experienced insufferable cabin fever over the last few months, I was more than ready to pack the car … Continue Reading

For most, Swellendam is a gateway town – standing roughly halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route. Apart from a singular childhood camping trip with my grandparents, I’d never before thought to explore this mountainside hamlet until an opportunity to enjoy a stay at Schoone Oordt Country House came about. Washing away our city … Continue Reading

The Lofts Boutique Hotel on Knysna’s Thesen Island makes an ideal base from which to explore this quaint seaside town. We spent two nights enjoying the sights, sunshine and seafood that this Garden Route destination has to offer – although admittedly, things were very quiet as the town is still in the process of reawakening … Continue Reading

One of the most enjoyable getaways I’ve experienced this year, Buff & Fellow have managed to combine pastoral peace and quiet with contemporary living and slick design. Four eco-friendly accommodation options (two pods sleeping two people each and two cabins sleeping four each) have been fully kitted out, including beautiful linen, Wonki Ware crockery and a Kolkol … Continue Reading