Accommodation in the Garden Route


Where we stayed in the Eastern Cape & Garden Route

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

A vibrant and intimate lodge, ideally suited for families and the young at heart.

Ecca Lodge offers an indoor-outdoor lifestyle embracing the African wilderness. Set in the heart of the Private Reserve overlooking a valley, the lodge offers breath-taking views onto an escarpment of shale cliffs. A highlight of the main guest area is a wooden viewing deck that showcases the exceptional views.

With only 6 suites, 3 of which are dedicated to families, the lodge is intimate, relaxed and trendy, with decor inspired by the natural textures of the African bush. The double suites can accommodate 2 adults each and the family suites accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 yrs on day beds in the lounge). Family suites also include a private vehicle and ranger. All rooms have private plunge pools and outdoor showers to enhance the connection with nature.

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The Plettenberg Hotel

The Plettenberg, situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay, along the famous Garden Route – is the ultimate South African seaside escape.

The five-star Small Luxury Hotels of the World property, with its 35 beautifully appointed rooms and two family-style villas, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of The Restaurant at The Plettenberg, where fresh seafood is the order of the day.

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The Marine Hotel

The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels.

Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay in the Western Cape’s Overberg region, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World property is the ultimate location for whale watching during our whale season – most often directly from the comfort of the sea view bedrooms.

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