The Garden Route boasts some of the best beaches - anywhere!

Here are some of our closest favourites:


Buffalo Bay

  • 15 minute's drive from Brenton Bushbuck Lodge (or an hour's walk at low tide)
  • Life guards in season
  • Blue Flag Beach in season
  • Showers, toilets
  • Restaurant and store
  • Borders the Goukamma Nature Reserve (managed by CapeNature)

Bollard Bay (Leisure Isle, Knysna Lagoon)

  • 20 minute's drive from Brenton Bushbuck Lodge
  • Shallow water, lagoon-side beach - so it's ideal for toddlers!
  • Great views of the Knysna Heads
  • While you're on the Island, take a walk through Steenbok Nature Reserve, and enjoy tea and cake - or a meal - at Nadine's Corner (more informally: the Leisure Isle Coffee Shop).