Hotel, Guest House, B&B

Housemartin Guest Lodge

Housemartin Guest Lodge Twelve lovingly decorated en-suite rooms are clustered around the 110-year-old Victorian manor house, each offering a private veranda with lovely mountain views. Personal touches like mohair lankets and home-made rusks abound. Rates: R550. Housemartin Guest Lodge accepts major Credit Cards.

Die Gat

Die Gat You’ll find some of the Klein Karoo’s quirkiest accommodation on this delightful guest farm that’s been in the Schoeman family for nearly 200 years. Fabulously over-decorated rooms are to be found in the main house, the old farm school and even in an old ox-wagon. Rates: R350-R800. No- Credit Cards are accepted here.

Boutique Backpackers

Don’t be put off by the word ‘backpackers’. This large airy house offers a shared kitchen and braai area for self-catering, but the thoughtfully decorated double and twin rooms are perfectly private and comfortable. Don’t miss the Friday night pizza evenings in the Kaalgat Kudu bar! Rates: R125-R150.

Boulders Lodge & Spa

The place to visit for a little pampering, this boutique hotel on the outskirts of town offers nine stylish rooms, Wi-Fi, gourmet dining in the Pomegranate restaurant and an on-site spa. Day visitors are welcome, but reservations are essential. They offer package deals too which are good value. Rates: R340-R525. (This may vary, call for confirmation)

Aloe Manor

Aloe Manor Promising the best views in town, the minimalist décor of Aloe Manor is a breath of modernist fresh air. Artworks by Marianne Vorster grace the walls and the décor is more Sand- ton than Swartberg. There are seven rooms on offer, but the Honeymoon Suite – with private jacuzzi – is the pick of the bunch. Aloe Manor accepts major Credit Cards:

Waterside Lodge

Waterside Lodge This comfortable four-star lodge offers suite, cabin and double-room accommodation, each with its own private entrance and veranda. The location is pretty impressive too, overlooking the Wilderness Lagoon and within walking distance of the beach and village. Rates: R300-R550. Waterside Lodge accepts all the major Credit Cards.

Lodge on the Lake

This exclusive five-star guesthouse boasts a gorgeous view overlooking Island Lake, the lagoon and the mountains. But that’s not why you stay here. The adjoining Wellness Spa is the real drawcard, with whole-body treatments offered in the three treatment rooms. Rates: R960-R1 980 per room.

Fairy Knowe Hotel

Fairy Knowe Hotel This comfortable and perennially popular hotel is good without being excellent (the décor could do with some updating), with the main draw-cards being its buffet breakfast and the glorious location right on the river banks. Rates: R350-R550. (Subject to change) All major Credit Cards are accepted.

Ebb & Flow Rest Camp South

The bigger of the Garden Route National Park’s two Wilderness sites, Ebb & Flow South offers camping, caravanning and log cabin accommodation. The riverside family log cabins are first choice, or try the smaller riverside forest cabins. Rates: Camping From R195; Cabins from R460.

Cinnamon Boutique Guest House

Cinnamon Boutique Guest House This five-star luxury property is rated among the best on the Garden Route – and the spacious, comfortable rooms are a big reason why. The enviable location (with both mountain and sea views) and friendly service add to the attraction, and the surprisingly excellent restaurant com- pletes the picture of quality. Rates: R1 800-R2 000 per room. Cinnamon Boutique Guest House...

Teniqua Treetops

Teniqua Treetops If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night in a treehouse, right in the heart of the forest, that’s what you’ll get here – along with all the crawlies and night-time sounds that come with it. Accommodation is in eco-friendly tented treehouses, so you really do get close to nature. While you’re there, a walk down the valley to the river completes your back-to-the-wild...

Sedgefield Arms

Sedgefield Arms The self-contained three-star cottages offer the standard requirements (TV, microwave, braai, patio); the apartments are non-smoking units set about the restaurant; and the guesthouse offers four double rooms. Said restaurant is something of a local favourite with its English-style pub vibe and its huge range of beers being obvious draw cards. Rates: R150-R250.

Pine Lake Marina

Pine Lake Marina Pine Lake Marina is situated 5km outside Sedgefield, in the heart of the Garden Route National Reserve and on the banks of the Swartviel Lake. It is one of the most beautiful places to stay, with magnificent views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The resort offers self-catering accommodation with a whole host of on-site activities, which makes it the perfect...

Myoli Beach Lodge & Cabanas

Myoli Beach Lodge & Cabanas This self-catering beachfront holiday resort offers 12 chalets and 10 cabanas, all of which are two-sleepers (which rules out families). The cabanas are somewhere between cosy and small, forcing you to get out and explore. Rates: R680-R1 870. Myoli Beach Lodge & Cabanas accepts No-Credit Cards.

Lakeside Lodge

Lakeside Lodge This four-star eco-retreat on the banks of Swartvlei Lake offers self-catering or B&B accommodation. It’s situated a few kilometres out of town at the end of a quiet road in a peaceful part of the forest, a couple of quiet jetties down from the buzz of Pine Lake Marina. The property has just seven rooms. Rates: R275-R600. All major credit cards are accepted.