Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
It is because of sanctuaries such as Monkeyland and Birds of Eden which go beyond idealism, and who strive to do something positive, that we can look forward to a more optimistic future.
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Tamodi Guest Lodge And Stables

The beautiful Tamodi Guest Lodge and Stables were created by Lynne and Owen Johnston out of their passion for horses and the magnificent valleys of the Crags. This love has transcended into a truly luxurious bed and breakfast in Plettenberg Bay, perfect for a quiet and tranquil holiday focusing on the outdoors.

The lodge overlooks a magnificent indigenous forest and valley, as well as the astoundingly beautiful Outeniqua Mountains – aiding to the tranquil atmosphere which surrounds this enchanting and carefully designed Plettenberg Bay accommodation establishment.

The architecture of the house is one of its most enchanting aspects, enabling guests to feel at home straight away. The spacious lounges and two massive fireplaces make this Plettenberg Bay holiday accommodation warm and comforting during the winter months, while the combination of the library and swimming pool create the perfect recipe for relaxation during summer. Regardless of the season you choose to visit, you'll find Tamodi Lodge to be a true paradise.

The property forms part of a natural conservancy area and is also a working equestrian farm with its own riding school. There are many local bird species in our surrounded trees and the forest, making the area perfect for bird watching or for simply listening to their calls while relaxing.

Guests can choose to stay in one of our two beautiful standard rooms or in our luxurious honeymoon suite. Each have been decorated with your utmost comfort in mind and have an attention to detail that will pamper and aid you in unwinding.

Tarn Country Lodge - The Crags, Plettenberg Bay

If you take a large serving of picturesque beauty...stir in some classic farmstyle hospitality...add a generous dollop of South African cuisine...and a sprinkle of french flair... you have the perfect recipe for the perfect country escape!

Situated in The Crags, a mere twenty minute drive from the stunning seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, and within a stones throw from all the activities that our area has to offer, Tarn is the perfect base to explore South Africa's Garden Route

We cater for up to 16 guests in various styles of suites. Each suite is uniquley decorated, comfortable and provide views of the beautiful Tstisikamma Mountains and our surrounding gardens.

We welcome couples, families with children of all ages and wedding and function groups!

One of the only places in The Crags where you can hear the lions roar and hyenas howl...
We look forward to seeing you...

Tembo Hotel In Stone Town Zanzibar

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront. The magnificent main building has had various functions over the past few centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw & Partners.

Their headquarters was in Aden (what now is known as the Port of Suez), and with trading posts notably in most of the British Protectorate areas, it became the largest trading company in the Indian Ocean.
 
To this day, the name of Cowasjee Dinwash & Partners is still visible at the main entrance of Tembo House Hotel & Apartments.
 
Tembo House Hotel has seen a few celebrities pass through its doors during the consulate era, the Conwasjee Dinwasee era and as a hotel. Mahatma Ghandi, stayed here a few weeks with the Dinwash family on his journey back to India from South Africa 1914.
 
As a rising new star in the British, and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now “Marashi” apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.
 
Next to Tembo House Hotel is also what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874, Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought before embarking on its long journey back to England.
 
A stone throw away is the Beit-al-Ajaib, or House of Wonders. This landmark building, is the largest and by far, the tallest building in Stone Town. Flanking the Beit-al-Ajaib is the Old Fort on one side and the Palace Museum on the other.
 
In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location; you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the historical sites that Zanzibar Stone town has on offer.
 
Zanzibar Port is just a 5 minutes drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport a further 20 minutes away. For animal lovers there is the Jozani Forest where more than 2 thousand Red Colobus monkeys live.  There are also Sykes monkeys in this jungle, and there is a nearby Butterfly Park and Tortoise Sanctuary.

Teniqua Tree Tops

Unique, eco-friendly, luxury self-catering tree houses hidden in the indigenous forest between Knysna and Sedgefield

Thanda Vista - Plettenberg Bay

Thanda Vista is a Bed & Breakfast establishment just minutes from the white sandy beaches of  Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's Garden Route coast. Intimate, exclusive and private, Thanda Vista offers 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms all with air-con, DSTV, bar fridge, mini safe, tea/coffee making facilities, etc. Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access is also available. This is luxury accommodation at affordable prices.

Tharina's Guest House - The Garden Route

Tharina's Guest House is delightfully situated on the coast, halfway between Mossel Bay and George in the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route. It overlooks 8km of unspoilt sandy beaches.

The Garden Route is well known as a golfers paradise, boasting some of the best courses in South Africa - all are within easy reach of the guest house and include: Fancourt, Pinnacle Point, Pezula, Simola, Kingswood, George Golf Course, Mosselbay Golf Course and Ernie Els 'Oubaai'.

That Place - The Crags, Plettenberg Bay

That Place is a comfortable, friendly self-catering home where you can spend a good, relaxing holiday.  Perched on the edge of the Buffles River Gorge, it overlooks the forest and Elphant Sanctuary.  It’s also very conveniently placed right next door to Bramon Wine Estate, with their award winning restaurant and wines!

The house has 2 levels: one outside bedroom downstairs and two inside bedrooms upstairs.  The children’s bedroom (upstairs) has lots of teddies and toys and games. There are 2 bathrooms: 1 ensuite with bath and separate shower & 1 with shower.

The kitchen is well equipped and is an open-plan design with the dining and lounge area.  There is Dstv (the compact version), DVD’s,  a selection of music, and a real holiday bookcase! 

Swim in the deep clear swimming pool, or have a sauna.  On a balmy African evening, enjoy a traditional braai (barbeque) and feast at the great wooden table.  Or, spend lazy hours on the deck, thinking of nothing in particular.

The Aardvark Guest House - Addo

Stylish, comfortable and affordable self-catering accommodation. Only a few minutes drive from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park. Relax in our stylish lounge or enjoy a refreshment on our deck outside. Make yourself at home with us.. Your friendly hosts: Daniel and Claude Boegli, proficient in German and French.

The Backpackers - Cape Town

Making a difference is more than just an initiative of The Backpack.  It is the way we are, the way we work and the way we live.

Choosing to stay with us you will be making a difference to the lives of more than 500 children.

Superbly situated in Cape Town, it's super-organized, friendly, fun and home to many a travelling legend. The swimming pool winks at the mountain, the cafe's food hits the spot and the barbeques are not to be missed. And after 20 years of practice,  they have mastered the art of taking care of travellers.

But these are just some of the reasons why staying at The Backpack is so popular. The rest make it a good idea to book ahead. Like their beautiful Afro-chic rooms. And their wide knowledge of travel. Not to mention the regular stuff like their wicked bar, Free Wi-Fi and Internet, ATM, a travel desk and car hire... This award winning hostel is Fair Trade accredited and is a great place to ease into a holiday. Or to plan it. Or to end it,"

The Backpackers - Cape Town

•One of the top 10 places to stay in Cape Town” (Lonely Planet Cape Town City Guide 2010)
•Voted Best Hostel in South Africa and 3rd in Africa in 2008 and 2009 by Hostelworld.com

Spacious, clean and comfortable and a great way to meet other travellers! The Backpack has been operating for 16 years and it has tries to endeavour to uplift their staff and community, in turn impacting positively on local service providers.  It has a commitment towards transparency, high-level standards and profit sharing for the majority of staff as contributing factors towards The Backpack’s success.

Some of the facilitates include a bar and cafe with views of Table Mountain, coupled with a huge collection of African music giving the bar a funky African vibe. Their food is good and home-cooked - to whet your appetite. You can have a game of pool, play backgammon or chess on a custom built mosaic tables or just hang out next to the fire chatting to fellow travelers. A pool is also a feature and just in case you were wondering there are mosaics on the walls designed by one of Cape Town's most sought after artists and made as part of a community project.

Community involvement is a core feature of The Backpack’s ethos. The company has helped to build a crèche in KTC informal settlement, financed from commissions earned by selling a cultural tour to the townships. The Backpack also has a positive and proactive attitude to working with staff affected by HIV/Aids, and the business abides strongly with labour and legal standards.

We offer voluntours – 6 week programs for volunteers or interns in Cape Town teaching children Maths, Science and English and coaching soccer in the afternoons.

The Beach Camp

Rustic backpacker accommodation in a nature reserve.

The Bulungula Lodge - Wild Coast

The Bulungula Lodge is an eco-friendly backpacker’s lodge in arguably one of the most beautiful places in South Africa, the majestic Wild Coast. The Lodge is based on a joint venture partnership between a South African entrepreneur and the Xhosa-speaking Nqileni community.

The lodge is surrounded by beach, forest, lagoons, rolling hills, dolphins, whales - you name it. The sky is so clear, the Lodge guarantees shooting stars – any guest who is able to look at the night’s sky for half an hour without seeing one, gets to stay one night for free! 

The community offer various activities including canoe trips up the beautiful Xhora River where kamikaze fish may jump into your boat and Malachite kingfishers hunt in the forested cliffs upstream. Guests are also able to experience the unique biodiversity of the Wild Coast including ancient cycad trees.

Bulungula has helped the Nqileni community start a number of 100% community-owned and operated enterprises including horseriding, canoeing, fishing, guiding, baking, sewing, cooking, wood-carving and environmental protection projects. These have created jobs and income for 33 families over and above those employed directly at the lodge. Bulungula has established a number of HIV awareness programs and helps local residents to access antiretroviral treatment at the local clinic.  The community are undergoing intensive training on permaculture and organic farming to improve nutrition and create surpluses that can be sold to the lodge restaurant.

The Coachman Guest House, Swellendam

4 Star Historic Cape Dutch National Monument with superb mountain views, secluded garden and swimming pool. Superior in-house comfort, skilfully blending old with new. Private cottages ensures a memorable stay!

The Crags - Accommodation

If you are looking for accommodation in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay. Which if you did not know is really the activity centre for the Garden Route, with Monkeyland, Tenikwa Awareness Centre, Birds of Eden, Elephant Sanctuary, Plett Puzzle Park, Lawnwood Snake Park and Bramon Wine Estate all 2km from our / your accommodation. We have a group called Cruise the Crags who showcase this awesome area of ours.

So how do we start...well we have a very unique approach to accommodation. We believe in making your holiday which we know costs allot of money really mean something special to you. We offer great value, facilities, peace and a relaxed environment on our Farm in The Crags. Our accommodation it must be said is rustic with a special touch added to it, that being said...we don't think you will get better value accommodation anywhere on the Garden Route. You sip on some bubbly as the sunsets over the dam just in front of the cottage and tsitsikamma mountains in the backround...you'll get the picture.

The Crags - Rocky Road Backpackers

Rocky Road Backpackers is set in a 5 hectare small-holding amidst indigenous forest and open grazing pastures located in The Crags, which is +/- 20 kms (16 miles) east of Plettenberg Bay, Rocky Road is the gateway between the countryís Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces and is ideally situated to provide superb accommodation for travellers. We are 15 minutes away from the World's Highest Bungy at Bloukrans Bridge and a mere 10 minute drive down a spectacular mountain pass to the unspoiled Natures Valley beach in Tsitsikamma National Park, frequently described as the Jewel of The Garden Route.

Rocky Road is far from the daily bustle of urban living. From our well maintained gardens we enjoy spectacular views of the Tsitsikamma Mountain range as well as Peak Formosa, the highest in the range. Our adjoining 3 hectare forest has an easy ëmini-trailí to view our streams, waterfall and rock pool ñ one of the many great spots to chill-out.

Our in house adventure centre, Rocky's Adventures will help you make the most of our nearby ocean, scenic sandy beaches, rugged mountains, river gorges and estuaries, as well as numerous varied wild-life attractions. Whether you want to bungy, sky-dive, zipline over waterfalls, explore some of our hiking trails (such as the famous Otter Trail) or visit many of the alternative attractions on our activity list, there is something for everyone.

The Crescent Country Lodge - Plettenberg Bay

The Crescent Country House is a charming hotel in a park like setting on 8 hectares of rolling lush lawns, over 850 rose bushes, and nestled in the Piesang River Valley in the heart of Plettenberg Bay.

All the rooms overlook a magnificent mountain with more than a kilometre of river frontage, located only 1.5 kilometres from the main beaches and the surrounding area offers a host of activities. Our gourmet chefs will satisfy the most discerning guests with international cuisine and South African and Cape specialities. We are renowned for our magnificent seafood specials which are complimented with South African Wines from our wide selection of the best South African wines from our well stocked cellar. A four star hotel serving a Full Country Breakfast, Lunches on the terrace and Dinner in the Rosemary room.

The Crescent Hotel - Plettenberg Bay

Welcome to the Crescent Hotel, Plettenberg Bay, the Garden Route, South Africa. Reasonably priced accommodation for the family, affordable fo most, and just a short walk away from the main attractions of the jewel of the Western Cape. We are situated five minutes away from Robberg Beach and Central Beach, two of the best swimming and tanning beaches in the area.

It doesn't stop there - we are also close to restaurants, a shopping centre and chemist and dvd store. If you stay at the Crescent Hotel, you need never use your car! Convenience and comfort do not come at a better price than this.

The Dune Guest Lodge - Wilderness Beach

Located on Wilderness Beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the Dune Guest Lodge provides a rare taste of paradise for your Wilderness holiday. This is the ideal place for you to unwind and relax.

Our guest lodge is a refreshingly informal beach house, with direct access to the endless Wilderness Beach, where you can walk for miles. Whales and dolphins can be viewed directly from your private sundeck, or from the timber deck at the poolside where our private swimming pool sparkles invitingly in the warm sunshine.

A Full English Breakfast Buffet, with delicious extras, is available for you everyday. Our sumptuous breakfasts are served in the casual elegance of our dining area.

The Dunes - Plettenberg Bay

Located in the heart of the Garden Route, The Dunes is a superior hotel and conference venue within walking distance from the unspoiled Keurbooms Beach and just minutes from the  premier resort of Plettenberg Bay. 

Devoted to the pursuit of elegance and service,  The Dunes Hotel is an impeccable blend of  luxury and style offering a  unique stay for business and leisure travellers alike.

The Edge Mountain Retreat In Hogsback

The Edge Mountain Retreat in Hogsback (voted on of SA's top 10 most beautiful destinations) is a peaceful, feel good,  holiday retreat with the option of self-catering B&B or full board.

Some cottages are perched on the edge of the cliff and have some of the most specatular views in SA over a forested gorge, valleys and mountains. All have log fire-places.

Our cosy garden restaurant serves the most delicious, mostly organic meals, yummy cakes, scones and breads which we bake every morning.

Accommodation from budget to luxury.

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