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Gardenroute Family fun on a budget

While staying over at Pine Lodge, explore all surrounding tourist towns in close proximity of about 30 minutes to one hour’s drive from us. Having a good time with your family shouldn't cost a fortune, so we sourced some of the very best family experiences to do in and around the marvellous Garden Route, along South Africa’s South coast, for under R160.

Whether you're into outdoor adventure, good food, science, fiction, art or going to the movies - we've got the best of the Garden Route on a budget: (prices might differ)


1) Redberry Farm (George)

There are plenty of activities, like strawberry picking, maize running and paddle boating, to choose from - all for under R35. 

2) Cango Caves (Oudtshoorn)

The Heritage tours (60mins) cost R85 for Adults and R50 for Children. The Adventure tours (90mins) cost R105 for Adults and R65 for Children. 

3) Paintball (Herolds Bay)

Get rid of the festive season frustrations with paintball war. It costs R160 for 200 paintballs at Garden Route Paintball. 

4) See the Map of Africa (Wilderness)

Take a free hike to this iconic viewpoint


5. Stormsriver Mouth Hike (over the suspension bridge)

This hike is only 2km long and costs R45 per adult, per day and R22 per child, per day (South African citizens). If you own a Wild Card, you go free!


6. Robberg Nature Reserve (Plettenberg Bay)

Entrance R40 for adults, R20 for kids.


7. Knysna Heads

Get the best views on this side of SA's coast for free.

8. Old Goal Museum

Free entry for all


9. Walk to the Big Tree

This spectacular 4.2km walk is absolutely free. 


10. Bartholomeus Dias Museum Complex (Mossel Bay)

Get the full experience, including going on the replica of Dias's ship, for under R40. 


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