Christmas & New Year 2010

South Africa’s Garden Route and Eastern Cape are a great place to spend Christmas and New Year. With glorious warm weather, great beaches and lots of activities and events taking place to celebrate the festive season, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape are a perfect Christmas destination. For visitors from the northern hemisphere, there is the chance to have a Christmas with a difference – spending time in the summer sun and enjoying traditional South African Christmas activities such as ‘braaing’ and hitting the beach. For visitors from within South Africa, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape offer the perfect Christmas ‘Staycation’ with fun for all the family. 

If you are planning to travel to the Garden Route and Eastern Cape during the Christmas and New Year period, it helps to have your holiday all planned before you leave home to avoid getting stuck. Book your accommodation, car hire and tours in advance and research the restaurant, party and entertainment options. For up to date information on what’s going on over the Christmas holidays in the Garden Route and Eastern Cape check out our Events calendar and make your plans.

There are plenty of parties, beach festivals, music events and special offers taking place over the Christmas period along the Garden Route and Eastern Cape from Knysna and Plettenberg Bay all the way to Port Elizabeth and Mossel Bay and it is a fun time to visit the region to enjoy the great outdoors and festive atmosphere. Here are a few suggestions from us for Christmas and New Year parties and events for the Garden Route and Eastern Cape as well as dining suggestions and hotel deals for the holiday season. We will continue to update our Garden Route and Eastern Cape Christmas and New Year suggestions over the next few weeks to bring you the best on offer.

Quay Four Tavern, Knysna, Garden Route
23rd December 2010 - Idols 2010 winner Elvis Blue performs at Quay Four Knysna from 7pm - first come, forst served.

31st December 2010 - New Years Eve Bash - see in the New Year with a fun party and tasty menu at Quay Four Knysna. Jason Hartman performs, 3 course meal. Reservations only so book now!

Carols by Candlelight Picnic with Elephants

20th December 2010 - Enjoy a carol concert with a difference this Christmas on the Garden Route with Knysna Elephant Park's Carols by candlelight picnic with elephants. More information here.

Summer Sun Festival,Mossel Bay, Garden Route

13th Dec - 1st Jan - party the weeks up to 2011 away with the Summer Sun Festival in Mossel Bay. Lots of beach side entertainment. More information here.
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Summer Specials

Range of special rates at the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay for the summer season. 'Summah Time' special valid 1-23 Dec and 5-31 Jan and weekend specials valid until 30 April (excludes 23 Dec-5 Jan). For more Information and to book click here.
The Plettenberg, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
24th December 2010 - Special Christmas Eve Menu and live choir performing at the Garden Route's luxurious The Plettenberg.

31st December 2010 - New Years Eve Bash - Under the sea menu and great party to see in 2011. Reservations only so book now!

Port Elizabeth New Years Eve Bash

31st December 2010 - See in the New Year at Port Elizabeth's Hobie Beach and Wells Estate. A great line up of DJs, dancers, music and giveaways and firworks to see in the New Year with a bang. More information on Port Elizabeth New Year here.