George Lodge
Things to do in George & Garden Route

Here is a list of acitivities in the Garden Route as well as a list of Restaurants; our shuttle service is available at an additional fee to take you to all these places. We also offer a service to make your reservations with any of these places.

For day excursion we can arrange all the activities for you and make payment to all the appropriate places and you just pay us the all inclusive amount. If you wish to have a picnic basket for the day this can be arranged at an additional cost, please discuss this with our receptionist.

Things to do

  • Adventureland Plett

    Adventureland Plett (Plettenberg Bay)

    Address: On the N2 between Plett and Knysna, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 532-7869
    Opening hours: Every day (water based activities are every day September to April only)
    Want a break from the beach but still need a way to keep cool and entertain the kids during the summer months? Try Adventureland in Plettenberg Bay

  • Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump

    Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump (Tsitsikamma)

    Address: Bloukrans Bungy, Bloukrans Bridge, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)42 281-1458
    Opening hours: Open daily from 09h00 to 17h00.
    Situated along the Garden Route at the Tsitsikamma Forest Village Market, just 40km east of Plettenberg Bay along the N2 Highway you will find the highest single span arch bridge in the world.

  • Cango Caves Tours

    Cango Caves Tours (Oudtshoorn)

    Address: 29 kms from Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo / Garden Route, Western Cape
    Telephone: Various Operators or call the Caves directly on +27 (0)44 272-7410
    Opening hours: Daily from 09h00 to 16h00, Tours depart every hour on the hour. Closed Christmas Day
    The Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations with names like 'the bridal couple', 'glass flower fantasy', 'weird cango candle' and 'the hanging shawl'.

  • Close Encounter Whale Watching Cruise

    Close Encounter Whale Watching Cruise (Plettenberg Bay)

    Address: 1 Hopwood Street, Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)82 926-6664
    Opening hours: Daily from 08h00 to 16h00 (weather permitting) Other times possible by prior arrangement. Our Premium, Close Encounter cruises are conducted on our permitted whale watching vessel "Fatboy". This permit allows our licenced boat to approach whales up to 50 metres.

  • Paddle Cruiser

    Dine Aboard The Paddle Cruiser (Knysna)

    Address: Remembrance Lane, off Waterfront Drive, Knysna, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 382-1693
    Opening hours: Lunch cruise at 12h30 and evening cruise at 18h15.
    The Paddle Cruiser is South Africa's only paddle-driven vessel, offering a unique and unforgettable experience on the Knysna Lagoon. For a unique cruise and dining experience - with a modern, hip and trendy twist - The Paddle Cruiser offers both lunch time (12h30 departure) and evening (18h15 departure) cruises. Turn your evening meal into a special occasion - depart at sunset, cruise to the famous Knysna Heads at twilight and return under the stars and twinkling lights of the town.

  • Plett Game Reserve

    Game Drive At Plett Game Reserve (Plettenberg Bay)

    Address: Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 535-0000 or +27 (0)84 792-8288.
    Opening hours: Booking essentail - 2 hour game drives at these times: May to September at 11h00 and 15h00.
    October to April at 08h30, 10h00, 11h00, 12h30, 15h00 and 16h00. Enjoy a 2 hour Game Drive at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, the Garden Route's largest wildlife reserve, offers exciting game viewing experiences for day visitors.

  • Hartenbos Waterpark

    Hartenbos Waterpark (Hartenbos)

    Address: Corner Kaap de Goede Hoop Ave and Port Natal Way, Hartenbos, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 695-2083.
    Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 09h 00 to 16h00.
    Friday and Saturday from 09h00 to 17h00. Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00.
    On the corner of Kaap de Goede Hoop Ave and Port Natal Way in Hartenbos, you will find Hartenbos Waterpark, offering the biggest variety of water slides in the Western Cape. Come spend the day with us while enjoying our exhillirating new rides. Fun for all ages, from toddlers to Grandpa and Grandma! Not limited to birthday parties, school and church outings. Next to amusement park and miniature golf course.

  • Interact With Elephants

    Interact With Elephants (Plettenberg Bay)

    Address: The Crags, 6602, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 534-8145
    Opening hours: Please enquire.
    Directly adjacent to Monkeyland and the Birds of Eden sanctuaries in Plettenberg Bay, The Elephant Sanctuary hosts a unique and fully guided educational program that sets itself apart from anything else that South Africa has on offer in terms of elephant interaction. Guest numbers are strictly limited to ensure personal attention and maximum elephant interaction for each guest, making this memorable and enriching experience. Visitors can learn more about elephant habits, behaviour, different personalities and anatomy through up-close and personal interaction.

  • Jukani Wildlife Ranch

    Jukani Wildlife Ranch & Care Centre (Plettenberg Bay)

    Address: Jukani Wildlife Ranch & Care Centre, Just outside Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0) 44 534 8409
    Opening hours: Contact us for times.
    Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the big cats such as lions, cheetahs, Bengal tigers, leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal and serval cats and other wildlife species. Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is the only facility of its kind on the Garden Route and guarantees an experience of a lifetime to our guest.

  • Knysna Heads Oyster Experience

    Knysna Heads Oyster Experience (Knysna)

    Address: Tours depart from Thesen Island Harbour, Knysna.
    Telephone: +27 (0)82 892-0469
    Opening hours: Tours depart at 10h00 daily. Learn a bit about Knysna from the water! The Knysna Heads Oyster Experience involves a cruise from Thesen Island Harbour and out over the main lagoon to the Knysna Heads. The heads, although impressive are dangerous to pass through and therefore make Knysna one of the most dangerous ports in the world! The guide on board the boat will point out various places of interest and pass on information about the Knysna Lagoon.

  • Knysna Sunset Cruise

    Knysna Sunset Cruise (Knysna)

    Address: Thesen Island Harbour, Knysna, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)82 892-0469
    Opening hours: Cruises depart at 17h00 in summer and 16h30 in winter and last two hours.
    The Knysna Sunset Cruise is a unique combination of the Knysna Heads Tour, the Oyster Farm Tour as well as a cruise on the stunning Knysna Lagoon. Included is a guided tour of the oyster beds (where you can get to know and taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters) and the rest of the lagoon as the sun sets.

  • Outeniqua Farmer's Market

    Outeniqua Farmer's Market (George)

    Address: George, Garden Route.
    Telephone: No telephone number supplied.
    Opening hours: Open every Saturday. Home to 80 food and craft stalls, the Outeniqua Farmer’s Market is hoping to put George back on the tourism map. With food and lifestyle trends leaning towards organic food, provenance of food and handmade goods, the market offers a variety of farm fresh produce; artisan products; handmade goods; fruit; vegetables; dairy and cheese; biltong; speciality foods; gourmet meals and a plethora of food goods to pack into your basket for home. The market offers Beef products, Berries from various farms in the area, Biltong and biltong products, Breads.

    There is parking for over 1200 vehicles, with entertainment happening in every nook and cranny of the market, perfect for the whole family. Be wowed by comedians, singers, bands and other entertainers while you shop and relax. With tons of undercover space, the market is open in all weather conditions. Children can take part in activities and dogs are even welcome!

  • Ostrich Show Farm

    Ride An Ostrich At Ostrich Show Farm (Oudtshoorn)

    Address: Cango Ostrich Show Farm, 14 km from Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo / Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 272-4623.
    Opening hours: Daily from 09h00 to 17h00.
    To ride an Ostrich, visit one of the Ostrich Show Farms in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Here you can observe large flocks of Ostriches at different stages of development. There are petting areas where you can cuddle the chicks or feed an ostrich by hand, watch how feather dusters and boas are made. Professional multilingual guides take you on a conducted tour where you will learn about the birds surrounded by thousands of ostriches.

  • Birds Of Eden

    Visit Birds Of Eden In Plettenberg Bay

    Address: Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.
    Telephone: +27 (0)44 534-8906.
    Opening hours: Open daily from 08h00 to 17h00.
    Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay is the world's largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience for those who visit, and a wonderful way of life for over 2000 previously caged birds. The completely unique venture of Birds of Eden is an enormous two hectare dome spanning a gorge filled with verdant, indigenous forest. Within it are some 100 species of incredible African birds, a few of them endangered, that provide anyone entering the dome with a literal experience of paradise.

  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

    Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (Plettenberg Bay)

    Telephone: +27 (0)44 534-8170.
    Opening hours: Daily. Tours depart every half an hour from 09h00, with the last tour leaving at 16h30.
    Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment. So close, you can hear them purr ... During the one hour guided tours you are guaranteed to see the charismatic Cheetah, ZweLakhe the Leopard and enjoy a cat and mouse game with South Africa's seldom seen Lesser indigenous cats, such as the African Wild Cat, Servals, Caracal and the rare Black-Footed Cat.

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