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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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Harkerville - cycling trail

Harkerville has four(4) colour-coded Harkerville routes offer a range of routes to suit all ... Please be aware that all the trails except the Yellow Route may be closed if heavy rain has fallen. ...

Situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville forest is the ideal location for recreational mountain-biking to suit all levels or riders.
The relatively easy gradients and diversity of the rides offer some of the finest cycling in the Southern Cape. All four start and finish at the Garden of Eden, on the N2, where permits must be obtained. Alternative access roads are available, starting from the Forestry Office, Kranshoek Road Gate, or the Kranshoek Picnic Site. Permits may also be obtained at the Kranshoek Road Gate

Yellow Route (14km) : An easy ride along reasonably level gravel service roads – perfect for the not-so-fit. This may be the only ride permissible when the other forest trails are closed due to wet conditions.

Blue Route (12km) : An easy option, with sections of singletrack, the route meanders through the forest before looping back through a glade of giant redwood trees planted in 1927.

Green Route (15km) : An intermediate, circular route passing a shady swimming hole making this a great ride for a hot day. A southern loop bangs onto a breathtaking view of the rugged coastline before returning through a , a delightful section of off-road track which passes through some tall, coastal forest with a number of the finest examples of hard pear.

Red Route (24km) : this tougher ride must be rated as one of the most scenically diverse MTB trails in SA. Get ready for wicked stretches of singletrack and a vertigo-inducing coastal cruise along towering fynbos cliffs. Two steep downhill sections require due caution while the climbs will get your blood pumping. This route will take anything from 2-4hours, depending on your fitness. An overnight hut allows riders to opt for a two-day forest ride, that must be booked in advance. Keep in mind that heavy rain might cause the routes (except the Yellow option) to be closed.

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Sedge Links

The Sedgefield golf club is a 3 year old Short course, and offers a good challenge to both lower and higher level handicap golfers. With 4 water hazards and numerous bunkers the course was designed to challenge all.
The golf course is situated on the N2 directly outside Sedgefield. Enjoy a game of golf with the amazing mountain range and Swartlvlei Lake in the background.

After a good round of golf, nothing beats a really refreshing drink at the nearest "19th hole" where you can discuss all those missed approach shots and solve Ernie's putting problems!

Sedge Links Golf Club also offers a sport on TV where you can watch your favourite sporting events, or you can choose to absorb some sun and get a bit of fresh air on the wooden deck. The bar offers a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, including cocktails, whisky, beer and always a wonderful array of wines.

We are open daily and would love to welcome you to the Sedge Links Golf Club.

Sedge Links Short Golf Course and Club
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Jubilee Creek Picnic Spot

Jubilee Creek is a beautiful picnic spot in the Knysna forest.Named after Queen Victoria in 1887,this was the site of much activity during the Millwood gold rush and the evidence can still be seen.Situated alongside a stream, this site is very popular for all, with braai facilities and toilets.The stream is perfect for the children to splash about and there are walks along the river.Hidden in the forest,you might even sight a rare Knysna elephant-one of them was seen here in March 2007!

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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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George Arts Theatre

PROGRAMME OF COMING EVENTS

George Arts Theatre in George was built in 1905 as the first girls' school. In 1968 it was bought by the George Society of Arts and converted into a theatre, the first production held in April 1969.

Social evenings are often held on a regular basis and consist of play readings, music and dance excerpts, quizzes, story telling and many other theatre related items. A number of full length productions are held throughout the year and every other December the Society’s pantomime is one of the town’s most popular holiday attractions. The Arts Theatre is also a popular venue for many productions given by both national and international artists

George Arts Theatre
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The Outeniqua Saturday Farmers’ Market in George

The Outeniqua Saturday Farmers’ Market in George

The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market in George is located opposite the Garden Route Mall on the N2. The five-hectare site is the home to nearly 80 food and craft stalls offering produce and goods created by local farmers and skilled craft people. From berries to bread, fish to flowers, and everything in between, local residents and international visitors find carefully selected goods to suit the most discerning tastes, at consistently reasonable prices.

The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 08:00 to 14:00.

Herolds Bay Whale Watching

In season, from June to November, the 65 km Whale Route along the greater Mossel Bay coastline is superbly suited to view whales. Four species are seen along this route, of which Southern Right Whales are the most commonly sighted when they come into Herolds Bay to calve. There are however also Humpback, Bryde's and Killer Whales frequenting the route. Herolds Bay also forms part of Four species of whales frequent to calve.

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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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Victoria Bay Beach

9km east of George on the N2 to Knysna. This little cove is world renowned for surfing, especially during winter. Great for fishing, swimming and has a tidle pool.

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Kingfisher Drive Slipway

This is a slipway located about 300m from the lagoon mouth. It is a popular slipway used by local fisherman. The area is also used for swimming; bait collecting, shore fishing and bird watching. Ablutions block available next to slipway. Boats need permits which can be obtained at Nature Conservation.

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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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Saasveld Pass / Old Bridges

Saasveld Pass and the Old George/Knysna road is a historic route with old bridges and lots of scenery. The bridges date from the late 1800's and very early 1900's. One of our national monuments...

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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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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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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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Knysna Oyster Festival 2013

Knysna Oyster Festival 2013 - The Best 10 days of your Winter!

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party!

More than 100 exciting events ranging from cycling, running and adventure races to wine and whisky tastings and gala evenings, are expected to draw about 65 000 people to the beautiful Garden Route town over the 10 days of the festival.

The festival’s two main sporting events, the Pick n Pay Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour, will give participants the unique opportunity to run and cycle through the ancient indigenous forests of Knysna and experience the scenic beauty of the area.

And if marathons are not your style, there’s a full programme of adventure and soft sports for the whole family to participate in, including paddling, golf, bowls, soccer, night biking and angling.

Oyster-related events include the annual oyster-shucking (opening) competition, the ever-popular oyster eating competition and the Pick n Pay Oyster & Wine Mardi Gras – a fabulous evening of oysters and wine tasting.

Oyster Hotspots will be selling oysters in a variety of tastes and flavours at give-away prices!

The South African Navy, which always plays a huge part in the success of the Festival, will once again be visiting Knysna, making a grand entrance through the Knysna Heads in their huge minesweepers. And the Navy’s internationally acclaimed band will entertain festival-goers during the street parade and live concert at the Waterfront.

There’s a great programme for kids too – the Pick n Pay Young Oyster Festival includes youth theatre, puppet shows, creative art workshops and cooking courses. The Knysna Sport School Sports Fair will give kids the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of sports, free of charge.

The Pick n Pay Oyster Festival Guide featuring the full programme and a list of all Hotspots, will be available soon from the Knysna and Sedgefield Tourism offices.
Watch the Press for details!

Events

Food and Drink

Woodmill Beer Classic
Whisky and Oysters
Wine Festival
Oyster Eating Competition
Flavours of knysna
Master Chef
Oyster Sucking Competition
Brandy and Oysters

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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Iron and cleaning Museum Hartenbos

When you enter the Iron and cleaning museum in Hartenbos you will be entering the only Iron Museum in Africa. It demonstrates the basic and interesting history of the smoothing of textiles and the cleaning there of. Starting with the earliest century taking you on a step by step journey to the present.
Entrance R5

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Green Hole Picnic Area

A Family friendly picnic spot situated in one of the most scenic areas in the Garden Route. Dogs allowed, braai areas available and very safe for swimming. Toilet facilities available and close to one of the best fishing spots around.

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Cola Beach

Cola Beach is situated east of Myoli Beach. The beach can be accessed from the Myoli Whale Watching platform which is hike of 1.5 km. It can also be accessed via a public staircase just of Dover Drive. It is popular for its wind erosion of its dunes. It's not a safe beach to go for a swim, but is animal friendly and perfect for a beach walk.

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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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Sedgefield Bowling Club

The Friendleist Bowling Club.A Centre of Exelcence.Welcome New Bowlers.

Tabs in the 1ste of September to the 30th of April Wednesdays & Saterdays @ 13:45
Dress: whites of club colours
Sundays @ 9:00
Dress informal

Mossel Bay Harbour

Mossel Bay Harbour is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and is the smallest of the commercial harbours along the South African coast. Today Mossel Bay is an active harbour catering for the local fishing industry. An increasing number of ships for the emerging oil industry call at Mossel Bay. In keeping with this industry a full diving service is available for underwater inspection, hull cleaning, salvage etc.

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Myoli whale watching Sedgefield

Myoli whale watching lookout point is situated at the entrance of Myoli Beach residential area. It has a deck with all the information you need. Whales come visit the Garden Route between June & October. Parking is available at the hotel.

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