All - Out & About

Sharks Point Fishing Spot

Sharks Point Fishing Spot on the Knysna lagoon you'll find the following edible fish: Leervis, Steenbras, Bronze bream and Galjoen.
inedible fish like Bronze wailer, Ragged tooth shark, Hound shark, Hammerheads, Soupfin shark.
Use bait like Pilchard, White mussel, Prawn, Live bait, Choka, Red bait

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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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Goukamma Nature Reserve

The Goukama Nature Reserve starts at Groenvlei and ends at Buffalobay. This is one of the most scenic beaches on the Garden Route and is a must see. Fishing is allowed as long as you bring your own bait (nature reserve) and if you're up to it,it's about a 4hr beach walk to Buffalobay Beach. Whale & dolphin watching from the parking with information boards on marine life.

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The art shop

Art lessons- all ages
Sale of art and art materials.
Art gallery

Art Classes:
Children R30 for 3 hours / Adults R50 for 3 hours

Business Hours:
CLOSED MONDAYS
Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 - 15:30
Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30

Hand painted Oil Portraits from your photo at ONLY R300 per Face

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Click for more info on our Art Lessons

The art shop George - Art  lessons, materials and gallery
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Shenanigans Irish Pub

Shenanigans is a lively Irish pub situated in George that offers AMAZING food and only the BEST entertainment with LIVE music and delicious cocktails! Shenanigans is available for any function, events, parties etc. Voted the 2nd most popular pub in the Western & Eastern Cape. If you're looking for GREAT food or a FABULOUS night out, Shenanigans is the place to be!!

a FAMOUS PLACE attracts FAMOUS PEOPLE!!

Business hours:
Monday - Saturday:
10am - 2am

Sunday:
11am - 10pm

Shenanigans Irish Pub & Eatery entertainment George
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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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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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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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The Outeniqua Pass

If you are in the mood to take a leisurely drive, the Montagu Pass is one of the most
rewarding, meandering mountain pass that formed an important historic link between
George and the Karoo after it was built in 1848.

You can take the Cape Nature Conservation / Witfontein turn-off on the road to Oudtshoorn
or alternatively watch out for the Montagu Pass sign (a little further on) to get onto this
scenic route.
Keep an eye out for the Knysna Loerie and waterfalls and enjoy a picnic along the way, get
a look from up close of the fynbos and indigenous trees and let your thoughts wander back
to the road pioneers who had to blast away rack to construct the road with the help of
convicts. Drive slowly - this historic pass is narrow and preferably only stop at the top
where there is enough room to park and enjoy the panoramic view.
The building of the pass was a milestone in the history of South African road
communications and a mammoth task that begun in 1844 and was completed under Henry
Fancourt White, a qualified surveyor, in 1845.
You will find a few Historic landmarks on your way, the firs historic landmark you will
encounter is the Keur River Bridge which is built of stone and was designed by Charles
Michell. Further along you will encounter the ramshackle old Toll House (1890). There is a
move afoot to restore it. Every twist and turn in the road were given names by the
wagoneers who cracked their whips to warn of their approach. Evocative names like
Moertjiesklip or Helluva Stone, Die Noute, Haarkantdraai and Remskoendraai are but a few.
Panoramic views are to be had at the top of the pass. As the pass begins to descend to the
Karoo, North Station is one of the historic landmarks that you will encounter. From here,
glance up at the Outeniqua Mountains and see traces of the Cradock Pass, the first pass to
be built across the Outeniquas.

North Station (1844) was used as a convict station, later as a post office, shop, stables and
police station. But it was probably best known as a hotel where travellers and transport
riders could overnight. Many George couples spent their honeymoon in this hotel, wrote
local author Helena Marincowitz.
More recently, several attempts were made to revive the tradition of hospitality, but the
restaurant and guesthouse, which were housed in the restored building, regrettably closed
down.
Herold, a sleepy hollow in the Outeniqua Mountains, has a feeling of being in a time warp.
This village was turned into a quest house complex by the late Michel Joubert, a hop farmer
with an entrepreneurial spirit. Joubert was a story teller of note and was responsible for the
restoration of all the buildings, including the old police station, court house and post office.
Perhaps, if you are lucky, the tea garden may be open.
Along the pass you can also visit the Cracock Wine Farm. There are quite a few ghost
stories told by colourful locals, one being of two slave girls haunting the pass. Their
out-of-control wagon careened down the mountain and being tied to it, they were unable to
jump free.
The Montaqu Pass joins up with the scenic Langkloof from where you can do a return
journey to George via the Outeniqua Pass, a modern road with a number of lookout points.
Ledgend has it that the Langkloof is also haunted. A white apparition is said to be the
restless spirit of a bride who is forever hitching a ride.
Photo's Supplied by Willie Du Plessis

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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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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

Cape Saint Blaize Surfing Spot

In the Mossel Bay area the most popular surfing sports are at Cape Saint Blaize and Die Bakkie. Situated at the Point, Inner Pool is the playground for most locals. It has a great peeling, consistent top-to-bottom wave, or hotdog wave, which means you can pull about any saucy maneuver on it.
Young and old thrive here, from the competitive rising stars, to the legends of Mossel Bay.
Works best: 3-5ft – Pushing tide – SW winds

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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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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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St Blaize Hiking Trail Mossel Bay

The Starting Point is at Bat's Cave and ends in Dana Bay. The distance is 15 km one way. The duration 4 hrs. Rating is average, high cliffs on one side. No permit needed, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cape St Blaize Hiking Trail features coastal views with towering cliffs and rocks and a number of bays and coves.

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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.

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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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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Leentjies klip tot by Gerickes punt - Fishing Spot Wilderness

leentjies klip is 'n reedlike veilige hengel plek, waar jy die volgende vis soorte kan vind: Kabeljou, grunter, mosselkraker, steenbras, stompneus, kolstert, 'n groot verskeidenheid haaie en platvisse

Xtreme fishing verskaf 'n verskeidenheid goeie kwaliteit aas en toerusting wat benodig sal word.

tjokka/ pilchards (kabeljou, grunter) prawn/tjokka/ pilchards ( steenbras,belman,stompneus) rooiaas (bankvis)

kontak ons gerus vir enige inligting of navrae

Xtreme Fishing
044 874 1870 Hennie Kleyn

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Asante Garden Route Talent Market

Garden Route Talent market

All of our beautiful crystals are on display! Insence Holders, Beautiful crystal jewelery, Second hand books and clothing at amazing prices. Belts and other amazing things from Bali Shelf Space available to display your for sale items, come visit in Wilderness Heights, Erica Rd at asante between 10 and 4, we are around most days! Come for a coffee or tea, or pizza on market day..EVERY LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.. stalls more welcome

Check out www.ces.org.za and check out this amazing way of trading Globally!

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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Garden Route Art Galleries and Artists

Art Gallery, Local Artists, Art Exhibitions, art society's, Art lessons & Classes, Artwork, art supplies and Art shops.

Variety of Art Galleries, artists, art shops and tutors giving lessons & classes in the Garden Route - Mossel Bay, Great Brak, Hartenbos, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay

Coney Beach

Coney Beach is situated at the bottom of The Heads and is one of only two beaches you'll find in Knysna. It is small but very scenic and is not safe for swimming, but a good place to go fishing. At the top there are braais and tables and a board walk that leads to the beach.

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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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Wilderness Lagoon

Wilderness Lagoon is great for swimming, fishing, canoeing and on the northern edge a walkway/boardwalk which sretches for about 1km. It has benches every 50m and is great for those romantic sunsets or just to throw in a line.

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