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Garden Route & Klein Karoo

Any excuse for a road trip is a good excuse for a road trip! And any road trip in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo will deliver the most awesome scenery - and many wonderful surprises...

Oh yes. And there's the golf, too, of course.

Scroll down for links and info about visiting our neigbouring towns - all within an hour or two's drive from Brenton Bushbuck Lodge.

Plettenberg Bay

Beaches, wineries, animal sanctuaries, Nature's Valley, The Crags - Plettenberg Bay (and the villages of Tsitsikamma and Storms River to the east) - Plett is the adventurer's destination on the Garden Route.

» Visit Plett Tourism online

George

Our regional capital, George offers all the attractions of a big city - without the inconvenience of actually BEING a big city. Deffs a shopping destination!

Oh, and George Airport is our domestic flight hub - with daily connections to Cape Town and Johannesburg. In case you need to fly in. Or hire a car. And stay at Brenton Bushbuck Lodge (as you do).

 

» Visit George Tourism online

Mossel Bay

If you've never been to Mossel Bay, you're in for many pleasant surprises - because it's steeped in history and culture, and it boasts amazing beaches and mountain destinations.

  • Learn about our ancient ancestors on a Point of Human Origins walk at the Pinnacle Point Caves - which have revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour (going back 164,00 years)
  • Visit the Dias Museum Complex - maritime and shell museums, the famous Post Office Tree where the old sailors used to leave letters for one another - and where you can still post letters to this day (Postage. Remember that?)
  • Take tea - or play a game of bowls, or walk or ride in the forests or fynbos - in the Outeniqua Mountains at Eight Bells Mountain Inn
  • Take a guided game drive, bush trail, or horseback safari to view the wildlife at  Botlierskop Private Nature Reserve
  • Drive deep into the foothills of the Outeniquas to enjoy wine tasting, walking, pizzas. or great MTB in the vineyards at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar 
  • Get your freshly roasted coffee or enjoy an authentic Israeli lunch at the unique Baruch's Coffee Roastery
» Visit Mossel Bay Tourism online

Oudtshoorn & the Klein Karoo

Ostriches, caves, and wines - and the warmest hospitality! The Klein Karoo is the semi-arid region north of the Outeniqua Mountains (which lie to the north of Brenton Bushbuck Lodge). With our spectacular mountain passes, getting there is half the fun..

  • Klein Karoo Wine Route - while the villages of de Rust and Calitzdorp are known for their dessert wines, the farmers in the Klein Karoo region grow many, many different varieties of grapes - and the winemakers have won hundreds of awards. You can't go wrong with our Klein Karoo wines!
  • Cango Caves - Africa's most famous show caves (but remember that you have to book!). Allow about 2 hours driving time from Brenton Bushbuck Lodge. 
  • Meet the birds on a tour of Safari Ostrich Show Farm near Oudtshoorn
  • Take a game drive (bush safari) or meet the meerkats at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge near Oudtshoorn
  • The CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn houses collections of old vehicles and old musical instruments - and the preserved interior of one of the local synagogues (which was decorated in the style of synagogues in Poland in the 19th Century - and it's still in use)
» Visit Oudtshoorn and de Rust Tourism Online

Golf in the Garden Route

The Garden Route is South Africa's golf Mecca. Here're just some of the reasons why:

Plettenberg Bay

  • Plettenberg Bay Country Club: 18 hole par 72 golf course in a private nature reserve. This club also has two bowling greens and four all-weather tennis courts. - and visitors are welcome. 
  • Goose Valley Golf Club: 72 par, 18-hole course designed by Gary Player.  

George

  • Fancourt - Three courses (The Links, Montagu, Outeniqua) plus practice facilities and a golf academy
  • Oubaai - 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els 
  • George Golf Club - historic, 18 hole, par 72 landscape course

Mossel Bay