Three of the Garden Route’s Best Kept Secrets

If you live in the Western Cape – then you have probably visited many places along the Garden Route, but here are three amazing places that we think you may have missed.

Jakkalsvlei Wine Cellars – Mossel Bay

This family owned winery was named Jakkalsvlei because of all the foxes, jackal’s and wild cats seen in the mountains surrounding the farmland. Come fall in love with the breathtaking views and the beautiful mountain range surrounding the farm. Explore this unique, off the beaten track wine farm and visit the tasting room, where you can enjoy their white, rosé, red and dessert wines while enjoying the breathtaking view of the mountains.

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House of Aloes – Albertina

If you are looking for things to do in Albertina then a stop at The House of Aloes is a must, as the Alcare Aloe centre is conveniently situated for a quick stop-off the next time you travel along the N2 through this beautiful part of the world.

Stretch your legs in their indigenous garden, featuring seventeen species of aloes, while the kids let off steam in the play area. Watch a demonstration of traditional aloe tapping. Find out more about their cosmetic and wellness products, and browse through the shop. Spoil yourself with a beauty treatment in the on-site salon or enjoy something delicious from the coffee shop.

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Tsitsikamma Village Inn – Storms River

This accommodation in Storms River is in the beautiful Garden Route and offers a unique form of accommodation. Most of the rooms at Tsitsikamma Village Inn are situated around a typical Village green. These buildings represent many of the different building styles that were found in the Cape Colony during the 1800s.

At this Storms River accommodation The De Oude Martha Restaurant serves hearty and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Other popular on-site restaurants include the characterful Hunter’s Pub and the informal Cafe Bacchus. Next door to the hotel, is the Marilyn’s 60s Diner, where you’ll enjoy a trip down memory lane with the vintage motorcycles, cars, memorabilia and a typical diner menu.

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