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Garden Route

Garden Route articles

Introduction

Written by our Garden Route specialists, our travel articles are designed to give you a closer insight into Garden Route, along with our top recommendations on what to do and where to go.

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A guide to the Garden Route

South Africa's Garden Route passes through many lovely towns on its way from Cape Town to Knysna. Swellendam in particular has great examples of Cape Dutch architecture at its best. For many, Plett is the epitome of the Garden Route, with white sands, clear waters, forest-clad mountains and fabul…

The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Best Food Festivals

For some, travel is as much about discovering new foods and cultures as it is exploring new destinations. We take a look at some of the world's best food festivals to help get your taste buds tingling for a foodie holiday.

Knysna Oyster Festival: Doing it in Style

We take a look at South Africa's premier Garden Route festival – the Knysna Oyster Festival – and our recommendations for how you can best enjoy this incredible experience. Gain an insight into local culture, cuisine and the surrounds, to help you incorporate the event into a holiday to remember.

South African Rand weak against the Pound

The South African Rand has experienced continual weakening over the past few years and it currently at an all-time low against the Pound Sterling, making South Africa a high-value destination for 2016. Our typical holidays are up to £1,000 cheaper per couple, such is the relative power of the UK's …

The best food and wine holidays in the world

From nectorial white wines to ambrosial game meats, we have hand-picked our favourite food and wine holidays around the world, including highlights from South Africa, Chile and France.

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