The Garden Route

Hotels in The Garden Route

Why It’s Unique: Overlooking the Tsitsikamma Forest, the architecturally stunning stone-and-glass lodge has 10 secluded treehouse suites, each with floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, log fireplace in the living room, private deck, and infinity-edge pool.

 

This formerly decrepit Victorian hotel has been turned into an offbeat, modern art–filled 15-room brightly decorated country hotel. On any given weekend you can find couples lounging poolside between tastings at the nearby Joubert-Tradauw winery.

Cape 62 is a 200-mile scenic drive that starts in Cape Town and heads west to Little Karoo; it also serves as the entry to the 134,000-acre Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, in South Africa’s lush Breede River Valley.