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Perdepoort Horse trails

We are a out riding centre and take guests on a one and half hour horse ride through the beautiful indigenous forest on a private farm.

Outrides For Novice & Experienced Riders.

All rides accompanied by the owner. Regular sightings of baboons and bush buck.

R300 per person.

Rides go out twice daily at 10.00 and 15.00.

Bookings essential

Perdepoort Horse trails - Horse Riding in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa
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Homtini Cycling Trail Knysna

The Homtini is an awesome 19km circular route through the tranquil Homtini Forest along gravel road and singletrack.
The Trail starts near the Goudveld Forest station, about 25km from Knysna. Most of the trail follows fairly easy contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. It is enhanced by winding single-track slip-paths, shady plantation roads and a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. It is a moderate ride with the exception of a steep 4km climb.
Distance: Circular route of 19km
Permits are purchased at the Goudveld boom.

The trail starts and ends at the Krisjan-se-nek picnic site. From here you follow the Millwood Road until you turn right about 400m from the start. Scenes from “Kringe in ‘n bos” flash through the mind as you ride along the forest slip-paths and descend to the forest edge. In the open the route follows a plantation road…and then there’s the climb! From here the going is easy, finishing in some exhilarating single-track on Boer-se-pad. Maps available at Goudveld Forest StationGetting there: Heading from Knysna towards George on the N2 take the Rheenendal turn-off to the right after about 8km. Follow this road for about 13km and turn right at the Homtini/Millwood signs. At the Goudveld boom you pay for your permit and reach the Krisjan-se-nek picnic site.

Ultimate Cycling is a leading Bike shop in Knysna, providing you all your cycling needs, from Bike accessories, spares, a wide range of bikes and a highly qualified bike mechanic in our workshop

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The Barn Mossel Bay

The Barn in Mossel Bay provides live entertainment in Mossel Bay. Situated just 10 minutes from Mossel Bay on the Herbertsdale road, The Venue, now known as The Barn, Mossel Bay has been in operation for the past 14 years and is well known and loved by locals and visitors alike and has hosted most of South Africa’s top artists and performers.

With a capacity of 220 for live music events or plays and up to 150 people for weddings and functions where a sit down meal is served, it is the ideal venue to host your event.

View Pinnacle Point Mansion - Luxury Holiday Home

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- Sedge View: (Basic - Under Supervision)

Both excellent sites also reasonably sensitive. Drive slowly along the gravel road to the sites and obey the rules board. THERMIC with PREVAILING SW to S to SW winds. DANGER POWERLINES at Cloud Nine site. Big sink monsters, so break out and land before you get too low. Pilots have made it to the beach from take off.

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Hartenbos Museum

Afrikaans:
Die Hartenbos Museum van die ATKV is gelee in die kultuur-hartland van Afrikaans. Hierdie spogmuseum fokus op die Groot Trek en huisves n verskeidenheid interessante voorstellings en uitstalsale wat smaakvol georden is met aantreklike oudhede wat die lewensomstandighede van die Voortrekkerpioniers van 1835 tot 1848 visueel laat leef.
Ingang: R5 Volwassenes
R2: Kinders onder12

English:
The Hartenbos Museum is situated in the heartland of Afrikaans culture. The focal point of this exceptional museum is the Great Trek, featuring various dioramas and exhibitions halls stocked with attractive antiquities demonstrating the living conditions of the Voortrekker pioneers from 1835 to 1848
Entrance: R5 Adults
R2 Children under 12

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The Heads Lookout Point

The Heads lookout point are situated on the eastern side of The Heads. It has 3 decks over looking this beautifull estuary and magistic cliffs with it's caves.

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Heroldsbay Picnic Spot

A braai and picnic area right by the beach and fantastic tidal pools of Herolds Bay. Ideal for the family day out! Activities include swimming, fishing, braaing and sunbathing.

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- Swartvlei: (Basic - 5 sign offs)

Opposite Pine Lake Marina Sedgefield. Sign in and pay min. All persons obey site board and drive slowly. Also a magnificent site. Turn left just before the owner's house and continue until you come to car park overlooking the sea. Fynbos reserve. No SMOKING, LITTERING OR FIRES. Works on light E to SE.From 9 to 22kph. Hugh lift band. Good for practicing your safety techniques, as it's almost impossible to drop out. Top landings reasonably easy, just don't go too far back on the ridge. Talk to the LOCALS, otherwise land near bathrooms at the beach.

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Half Collared Kingfisher Trail Wilderness

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail is situated in Wilderness and enters the indigenous forest. Lots of birdlife and very scenic. Permits at SAN Parks offices and at Ebb & Flow.

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"Die Punt" Fishing spot in Mosselbaai

* Die Spot is by "Die Punt" in Mosselbaai en is redelik veilig vir kinders ook.
* Kan Elf, Kabeljou, Mosselkraker, Geelstert, Galjoen, Leervis en Kolstert daar vang.
* Daar was al Bonito vanaf die punt gevang.
* Omdat daar baie Rotse is, is dit beter om met kunsaas te hengel.(Of gebruik 'n baie ligte Sinkerstrop.)
* Gebruik Blink Lepels en "Dropshot" kunsaas om Kabeljou, Geelstert, Leervis en Elf te vang.
* Gebruik Rapala's of Halco Laser Pro's om Bonito te vang.
* Gebruik Rooiaas of Rooi Krap vir Mosselkraker en Rooiaas of Mossels vir Kolstert en Galjoen.
* "Slide" met Lewendige Aas vir Kabeljou, Leervis en Elf.

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Cape Seal Lighthouse, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Cape Seal Lighthouse, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

At 146 m above sea level, this is the highest navigational light on the South African coast. It’s solar powered rotating beam has a range of about 27 km. Siituated on the Robberg Nature Trail.

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Island Lake Slipway Wilderness

The Island Lake Slipway is situated between Wilderness and Rondevlei on the Rondevlei back roads. It is part of Wilderness National Park and is thus not only a slipway but a haven for birdwatching and other interesting indigenous plant and animal life. Activities include rowing,fishing, and other boat-related activities. Permits are required for boats and are available from Wilderness National Park offices.

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Garden of Eden, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Garden of Eden, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

The Garden of Eden in Harkeville Forest offers the visitor a chance to explore the moister forest tree species from the vantage point of a picturesque picnic spot.

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Kranshoek Hiking Trail, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Kranshoek Hiking Trail, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

The Kranshoek Walk is laid out along a portion of the Harkerville coast. The walk starts at the Kranshoek Picnic Spot, the hiker moves through a range of contrasting environments: a picturesque cliff coast, the ever-changing sea and shoreline, quiet, forested valleys and waterfalls. Information boards which interpret certain aspects of the local environment are to be found along the route.

This trail has a couple of steep ups and downs, so be careful here and wear appropriate footwear.

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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe George

The Outeniqua Choo-Thoe steam train is regarded as South Africa’s premier tourism icon.
A concerted effort is being made by the Western Cape minister of tourism Allan Winde and
other role players to put together a business plan to ensure the ongoing viability of the
service as a private-public enterprise.

The George to Mossel Bay route is currently the only one in operation. The George to
Knysna line had to be closed following extensive flood damage in 2006.
Exciting vistas over Glentana, Great Brak and Hartenbos as well as Mossel Bay are worth
the trip. Mossel Bay town has a special old-time atmosphere with several lovely museums
and restaurants offering wonderful opportunities to while away an afternoon.

Time Table:
During the winter holidays the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train departs on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from the Transnet Heritage Transport Museum in Mission Street for
the duration of the school holidays from 16 June to 9 July. After that it will run only on
Fridays if there are enough bookings.

Arrival and departure times are as follows:
Depart from George at 10:00, arrive at Hartenbos: 11:30; depart at 11:35 for Mossel Bay
arriving there at 12:00.

Return trip departure from Mossel Bay station at 14:15 arriving in George at 16:10
Fares: adults R 140(single) and R 180 (return) Children from three to 11 years pay R 70
(single) and R 90 (return). Children under three years travel free.

PLEASE NOTE: Advance reservations are essential, at least 24 hours prior to departure,
Phone 044 801 8288, 801 8202. When there is fire danger, steam locomotives will be
replaced with diesel locomotives.
Latest reporting time is 30 minutes prior to departure. Kindly note that smoking is not
permitted on the train. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

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Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Blue Flag Beach... Popular for long walks, the beach stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island.

Facilities include public toilets and various parking areas.

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Gericke's Point Fishing Spot sedgefield

Gericke's Point Beach: Surf and rock for the angler. a Good spot for Musselcracker, Galjoen, Garrick and Cob.

Take Swartvlei Caravan Park turn off through the Links Golf Course.

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Seven Passes Road (Saasveld Road)

The Seven Passes Road winds its way through an indigenous forest, over historic stone bridges, through lush farmlands and provides sweeping views over the sparkling Indian Ocean.
The historic pass built by the pioneer pass builder, Thomas Bain (in the
1890s) it takes about 90 minutes from George to Knysna, but you may elect to do just the section up to Wilderness, as the section is tarred.
Bain built stone bridges in 1892 to replace the drifts
over the Kaaimans River, the Touw River and Swart River.

How to get there:
From Knysna Road (at Pine Lodge) take the NMMU campus turn-off and continue along the Saasveld Road (past the great white entrance to the university campus) onto the old road between George and Wilderness for some lovely forest views, turning right towards Wilderness Heights (if you do not want to go all the way on the old pass).Continue on to view the ‘Map of Africa’ or go down into Wilderness.
Visitors can catch a glimpse of some of the loveliest farms in the area with the Outeniqua Mountains providing spectacular backdrop.

CAUTIONARY NOTE: the road was severely damaged during floods and is ‘fragile’. In several places the road sags or has potholes and these have been marked with signposts in the middle of the surface.

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Koumanshoek Trail Mossel Bay

Koumanshoek Trail Mossel Bay is a Circular route.
Starting point: A stile next to a green gate opposite the picnic table in Robinson Pass.
End: The top of the Robinson Pass or back at the start.
Distance / Duration: 16,5 km / 7 hours.
Rating: Average.
Permit: None. Features include fynbos and small animals. Beautiful river trail with rich birdlife. Stunning coastal scenery, whale and dolphin watching.

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Elfgat Fishing spot Kleinbrak river mouth

* +- 150met. Links van Kleinbrak mond is Elfgat, daar is parkeer plek op die Duin.
* "Slide" Lewendige Harders of gebruik Sardien as Bodem Aas.(Gebruik Spons om aas te laat dryf.)
* Sardien kan ook as Dryfaas gebruik word.
* Silwer Lepels kan gebruik word vir Kunsaas
* gebruik Staaldraad vir 'n Strop.
* Onthou net 4 Elwe van min. 30cm per dag mag gehou word. Hou asb. daarby om te verseker dat daar nog vir ons nageslag oorbly.
* Onthou Elf toe Seisoen vanaf 1 Okt. tot 30 Nov.

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Elf Krans Fishing Spot

Elf Krans Fishing Spot on the Knysna Lagoon you'll find these edible fish species: Shad, Leervis, Musselcracker, Blacktail and inedible Spesies like Ragged tooth shark, Smooth hound, Spotted gully.
Use a steel trace with pilchard, choka, prawn, white mussel or live bait.

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Millwood Mine hiking Trail, Plettenberg Bay, Garden route

Millwood Mine hiking Trail, Plettenberg Bay, Garden route

A short easy but incredibly interesting walk with outstanding examples of mountain fynbos and moist high forest. The site where gold was first discovered in RSA in the middle of the Knysna Forests. Explore old shafts in the forest nestled behind little water falls, listen to the famous loeries and then visit the old mining museum and original site the Millwood village.

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Outeniqua Transport Museum

Experience a day down memory lane and visit Outeniqua Transport Museum. Inside the museum is a variety of 13 steam locomotives, a photo gallery depicting some of the most breathtaking photos of South Afican steam. Various models of steam locomotives, steam locomotive number plates, model train room and road motor vehicles.
Mon - Fri: 08h00-16h00
Sat : 08h00-14h00
Entrance fee: Adults: R20.00. Children unde 12yrs: R10.00. Children under 3yrs: Free

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Timothy Pangel Township Arts studio in George

Timothy Pangel Township Arts studio in George

Specialize in Local township arts. Well known for vibrant colors and daily life expressions.
Paint on canvas & hardboard with oils / acrylic as medium.
Self taught since age 7 until present

The Cape St Blaize Cave Mossel Bay

People have long since found shelter in this cave: Artefacts found here date back eighty thousand years.Also known as Bat's Cave this name was given by occupation of the area when thousands of bats still lived there.The roof of the Cave is over 10m high, it is 12m deep and 22 metres wide at its mouth. This is a superb lookout point.

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