South Africa

Garden Route

The woodlands, rocky hills and waterways of this region make it a must-do drive for visitors. There are any number of charming villages to stop off at and sample the local produce. See especially the Wilderness National Parks Lake District and the lagoons around Knysna.

Ways you can help in Garden Route

Sports is not always a priority in African schools so by volunteering in a sports initiative, you can give local children the chance to develop their love of sports. Support our community upliftment projects in the morning and assist with sports clinics in the afternoons. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the South […]

By joining in you will provide much needed manpower and assist us to make the local schools look and feel like a better place to learn! Many of the schools in Knysna’s townships are in an extremely poor condition and this does not provide a safe or inviting place for children to learn – and […]

A good education is sadly lacking in South Africa, and is a key priority. You can make a difference. You can assist in these ways: 1. Helping at a homework club You can provide educational support by assisting local children with their homework assignments, while ensuring that they gain a better understanding of the material. 2. […]

Lack of employment and accessibility to education is a large cause of poverty in the Knysna area, and this initiative aims to target these areas, providing opportunities to improve various aspects of daily life, including health, diet and basic education for children and adults. You will gain insight into empowerment projects in Africa as well […]

Accommodation in Garden Route

These two exclusive-use villas within the Kwandwe Private Reserve are ideal for families. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife in your own private 4×4 safari vehicle, and be looked after by your dedicated ranger, personal chef and butler. At Uplands Homestead, this elegant 1905 farmhouse has been lovingly restored to retain all the charm and grace […]

The magical Tsala Treetop Lodge consists of 10 raised suites just outside Plettenberg Bay. Take a short walk from reception along an elevated walkway through the peaceful forest and your suite is revealed, along with a private deck and your own infinity pool. This part of the world between Knysna and Plett is fabulous for […]

Located on a private concession adjacent to Addo National Park, this comfortable lodge has 8 rooms plus there is a separate, exclusive use villa that sleeps 8 people. Children of all ages are allowed on game drives, so this is a great option for families with young children, and perfect to round-off a self-drive trip […]

This classic country house between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley is surrounded by rolling fields with horses, and plays host to regular polo matches over the summer. The atmosphere is down to earth and welcoming and its twelve rooms are enormous; traditionally decorated with antiques and oil paintings. It is very child-friendly, with play-rooms, playground, […]

The design is that of a thatched homestead, and the twelve oversized suites overlook Bellair Dam as well as the Anysberg Mountains. The lodge runs a well-respected programme for children, so it’s a great place for families. There’s also a children’s playroom and a spa for the adults.

This exclusive-use villa is in a sublime location inside De Hoop Nature Reserve, in between Hermanus and Mossel Bay. There are four rooms, all with ocean views, plus large dining, indoor and outdoor areas – you are made to feel completely at home by the considerate, attentive and discrete hosts. This is an amazing space […]

A superb property jutting out on a spectacular rocky outcrop in Plattenberg Bay. The ocean views are of course a highlight, especially in whale watching season. The rooms are bright, modern and airy, and the range of activities includes mountain biking, fishing and golf.

The Turbine Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed the old Knysna power station into a boutique hotel – the result is a quirky wow factor hotel! Some of the rooms are not huge, but they are of acceptable size. The Turbine Hotel is surrounded by water on three sides and comprises 24 […]

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