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Sedgefield Mouth/Estuary

Sedgefield Mouth/Estuary is a very popular spot for estuary/lagoon fishing. Light tackle when mouth is closed and fair tackle (sinker wait) when open. Bait can be pumped out the lagoon with a prawn pump (need a bait licence)
Species of fish: Grunter, gerick(leervis), Stompneus, Steenbras, Kabeljou and Mullet. All species can be caught on: Pilchards, Pink prawn, Squid, Mud prawn or Live bait (mullet).
Fishing permits are available at Sedgfield Post Office or SAN Parks.

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PETRUS-SE-BRAND CYCLE ROUTE - Diepwalle Knysna

This route has been planned for mountain bikers of average fitness and covers a distance of just over 24km or 48km return.

The ride begins at the Diepwalle Forest Station office (where you obtain your permit) to Garden of Eden.If you are cycling fit, the route can be ridden in 2 hours.
The route starts at Diepwalle descends a few kms down the Uniondale road. It breaks away to the left at 2.8km. Keep a sharp look out for the marker on the left. The track now follows the contoured bed of the old narrow-gauge forest railway which used to run from Ysterhoutrug to Knysna. (Features in Dalene Matthee’s “Toorbos’)

The route turns left into the petrusbrandpad and begins to descend to the Petrusbrand River. One climbs from the stream, winding toward Petrusbrand eiland.On this section one rides through some beautiful medium- moist to dry type forest. Many of the old yellowwoods (Podocarpus latifolius) are crowned with “old mans beard” (Usnea spp.)

Passing through more moist and medium-moist high forest, one breaks out into fynbos of Kleineiland (“small island”) – a island of Cape Fynbos surrounded by indigenous forest. The contrast is amazing. This is a good resting point and on a clear day the view over the Tsitsikamma mountains.

The route descends to the Kleineiland River valley. The surface is very cobbled- take care! This is the lowest point of the route and the start of a fairly severe climb over 4km.

The last section of route, through the forest on an old timber slip-path, is the most exciting. It winds it’s way down to Garden of Eden, offering some fast single-track. The alternative route follows the Fisanthoek road to the N2.

For your information:
1. Carry your permit on you.

2. The route is open from dawn to dusk. Do not, however, start your ride after 14:00 in winter or 15:00 in summer.

3. Please do not leave marked trail!

4. Tel: Regional office 044-3825466. Maps available at Diepwalle Forest Station and Garden of Eden kiosk

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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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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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Milkwood Village in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa

Friday Market where many of the Wilderness artists and crafters display their wares. Milkwood Village in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa

Welcome to Milkwood Village in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa. Take a leisurely stroll through our magical gardens and experience our friendly hospitality and the warm service of the village shops and restaurants.

Explore the market stalls at the Friday Market where many of the Wilderness artists and crafters display their wares.

Enjoy the live performances of our talented local musicians as you experience the friendly buzz of our quaint village.

Ample Parking available.

Hartenbos Sport - hengel buitelewe

Hartenbos Sport is ñ bekende sport winkel geleë in die asemrowende tuinroete in die hart van die sakesentrum in die gewilde vakansie dorp Hartenbos.

By Hartenbos Sport is die see, berge en natuur deel van die lokale sowel as vakansiegangers se aktiewieteite wat daarvan hou om in die buitelewe dinge te doen, of dit nou draf, stap, fietsry of hengel is of somer net om die vars see lug in te asem .

Hartenbos Sport bied ñ verskeidenheid van produkte wat elkeen sal beindruk en ons kliente kry wat hulle soek van rugby, netbal hokkie, krieket, hengel, fietsry, strand sambrele, snorkel, geskenke, speelgoed, klerasie, kamp, messe, windbukse, hoede, braai, en hardeware toerusting.

Hartenbos Sport, Hengel en Buitelewe wil u graag ontmoet en ñ verskil in u lewe maak.

LEWE JOU DROOM !

Sports and Fishing Tackle Shop - Hartenbos Sport is a well known sport, angling, camping and hardware shop in Hartenbos. We offer a wide variety of products from rugby, netball, cricket, angling, beach umbrellas, snorkling, gifts, toys, cloting etc for the holiday maker.

Sports and Fishing Tackle Shop,Hartenbos Sport hengel buitelewe
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SIXTY 53 SIXTY Bicycle Rentals

Sixty53Sixty Bicycle Rentals operates Mountain Bicycle's for hire throughout the Wilderness & Western Cape areas. Our bicycles are reliable and clean. On request we can deliver bicycle to your destination (place of accommodation etc.) within the Wilderness area and surrounding suburbs and collect them again after the hire - thus saving you the hassle of collecting and dropping the bicycle yourself. Additional costs will apply depending on the distance.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Fridays - 08h30 to 16h00
Sundays - 08h30 to 16h00

THE PERFECT WAY TO SEE THE GARDEN ROUTE!!

Sixty53Sixty bicycle Rentals Wilderness
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Terblans Hiking Trail

TheTerblans Hiking Trail is a stunning and easy 6,5 km walk in the middle of the Knysna Forest. Very nice picnic spots with toilets, braai areas and tables. Here you find bush pig, bush buck, leopard, baboons, a variety of birdlife and many spesies of mushroom. Entrance to the hiking trail is with self-issued permits at the start of the trail.

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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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Rondevlei Culvert Wilderness

Reedbeds and channel between with access to open shallow water with waders. Highlights: African Purple Swamphen, Little Grebe, Pearl Throated Swallow, Bokmakierie, Orange Throated Longclaw, African Stonechat, African Fish Eagle, Levaillants Cisticola

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- Map of Africa: (Basic)

This site is situated behind the Protea Hotel at the western end of the beach (up the heights road). It works on a SE wind between 16 & 27kph. Please obey the site rule board as the property owner is reasonably sensitive. " for further information please contact Jan Minnaar from Cloudbase Paragliding 082 777 8474".

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Castle Rock Fishing Spot

Castle Rock Fishing Spot on Knysna lagoon you'll find Kabeljou, Steenbras, Elf, Belman, Blacktail, Musselcracker, Galjoen, Cape Stumpnase
Bait: Pilchards, White mussel, Prawn, Red bait, Live bait

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Mini Magic Horse Riding

Buffalo Bay Horse Rides offer Horse Trails and Rides for young and old and is situated on the beautiful Buffelsbaai / Buffels Baai rd, halfway between Knysna and Sedgefield. The stables as less than 1 km from the N2, the yard lies on the bank of the Goukamma river, right next to River Deck Manor.

We facilitate horse rides for big and small, on horses ranging from Thoroughbred down to Miniature. We have selected our horses for temperament and dependability and they are all truly wonderful, each in his own way.

Buffalo Bay Horse Rides offer 1 Hour Forest Horse Trails and 2 Hour Forest Horse Trails. We plan to start beach rides soon!

For under 6′s we offer rides on some our mini horses. The aim is for an experience that is enjoyable, fulfilling, and encourages better insight. They are eternally fascinating creatures!

Horse Riding lessons - single private lessons group lessons

1 Hour Horse Trail through the beautiful forests situated on the beautiful Buffelsbaai road, between Knysna and Sedgefield.

Trails cater for beginners as well as competent riders.

We can accommodate 4 riders at a time.

R 250 pp

2 Hour Horse Trail through the beautiful forests situated on the beautiful Buffelsbaai road, between Knysna and Sedgefield.

Trails cater for beginners as well as competent riders.

We can accommodate 4 riders at a time.

R 450 pp

Mini horse ridesBuffalo bay horse rides offer horse rides for big and small.
Mini horses selected for their lovely temperaments give a gentle introduction to under 6’s into the wonderful world of horses.
For bigger children & grownups we offer forest rides on a selection of cross breeds.

R 85 pp

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Mini Magic offer beach horse riding on Buffalo Bay Beach, Forest Rides Garden Ro
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Blokke Fishing Spot

Blokke Fishing Spot at Knysna lagoon you'll find the following edible fish: Kabeljou, Galjoen, Musselcracker, Steenbras
Inedible fish: Bronze whaler, Hammerhead sharks, Ragged tooth sharks, Duckbull, Houndshark
Bait: Pilchards, Choka, Prawns, White mussle, Red bait

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Skurwe Bankies Fishing Spot Mossel Bay

Skurwe Bankies(Regs van Hawe, Langs Viking Fishing) Haai, Geelstert en Elf kan daar gevang word

*Daar is 'n Pomphuis met "Rodholders" op die Tralies waarop 'n Hengelaar kan staan en hengel.
*Hou 'n spaar visstok byderhand met 'n Blink Lepel op, vir die Geelsterte wat elke nou en dan verbyswem.
*'n goeie lyn om daar te gebruik is Double X Hi Abrasion Hi Visibility .52mm of .55mm met
'n "wind on Leader" van minimum 1.33mm.
*Goeie tyd is om vis te vang is Skemer tot vroegoggend.
*Gebruik 'n Bonniekop of Makriel en "Slide" die aas uit.

Alle benodighede is verkrygbaar by

Tackle Shack - Mosselbay

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Old Post Office Tree

The Old Post Office Tree in Mossel Bay at the Dias Museum is a 500 year old Milkwood Tree, where you can still post a your letter in the first 'post office' in South Africa.

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The Maritime Museum Mossel Bay

The building as originally erected in 1901 to serve as a grain and sawmill. It has now been adapted to serve as a unique Maritime Museum. A life-sized replica of Bartolomeu Dias’s caravel is on display together with all aspects of the maritime history of the early Portuguese, Dutch and English navigators.

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Map of Africa Wilderness

The Map-of-Africa is an extraordinary viewpoint at Wilderness Heights. Wilderness is situated approximately 15km from George, driving on the N2 highway towards Knysna.
Having traveled this road several times, I can vow it is very likely that you will see paragliders just as you have passed the Kaaimans River Bridge.

The bright and colourful paragliders, soaring against the open blues skies, make a beautiful picture.
The Wilderness turn-off to the left, takes you to the road that leads to Wilderness Heights. Just follow the road to the T-junction and turn left again.

An information board shows the direction to Map-of-Africa. The last stretch to the view point is gravel road, but is very well maintained. This is a popular view point and a long row of cars are parked to the side of the road over a weekend.
The views on both sides are awesome. To the right is the Map-of-Africa view point and to the left is a paragliding take-off spot.

Map-of-Africa is a spectacular scenery of mountains and forests . It is amazing how "nature has shaped" this map image of Africa. The outline is because of the way the Kaaimans River flows. What a beautiful sight!

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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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Grootbrak Tennisklub / Great Brak Tennis Club

Grootbrak Tennisklub / Great Brak Tennis Club

The Keys can be collected at the Grootbrak Superette.

A key deposit of R20 (Reclaimable on return of key.)

R10 p.p for 2 hours (For visitors)

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Sedgefield Classic Cars

Sedgefield Classic Cars is a Major Tourist Attraction in the Cape Garden Route. We boast a Huge Variety of Classic vehicles at all times and our range varies from Vintage to Post Vintage and Post '45 Vehicles.
Our CAR-FEE SHOP & MOTORING MEMORABILIA STORE will make your visit more relaxing and interesting. Exciting menu with speciality coffees + breakfasts, lunches, home baked cakes, toasted or open-sandwiches, etc

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Dolphin Point Lookout

Dolphin Point is situated on a wonderful rocky outcrop and as its name suggests, it is the perfect viewing point to spot pods of dolphins frolicking in the waves. The Wilderness is an untouched area of beach paradise, with its powerful foreboding waves and clean beaches, it is a tourist highlight.

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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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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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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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