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Rondevlei Bird Hide Wilderness

Rondevlei Bird Hide is a rectangular wooden hide with windows on three sides and situated in reed-beds. This is one of several bird hides in the lakes area.

Rondevlei Bird Hide is a rectangular wooden hide with windows on three sides and situated in reed-beds. This is one of several bird hides in the lakes area. Highlights: Seasonal roosting of African Spoonbills, Southern Pochard, Hottentot Teal, Pied and Malachite Kingfisher.

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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 beautiful estuary and magistic cliffs with it's caves.

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

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- Paradise Ridge: (Basic - Under Supervision)

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Wind Max 30kph. Works on S or SW winds when it is too light to fly anywhere else. From 16 to 18kph with a cliff take off. Basic pilots must have someone holding onto their chest strap. Top landing quite difficult. Beach landings can get back on top by pathway on the eastern side of take off. Magnificent flying from this site. Privately owned, so please do not litter or make fires or smoke. 4WD Vehicle needed or 500m walk from parking area.

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The Art Shop

Art gallery in George

The art shop in George offers a unique art gallery with beautiful paintings, choose your favorite painting from our variety of beautiful paintings we have on display, our paintings will bring life int

The art shop Art gallery in George

- 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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Cape Saint Blaize Surfing Spot

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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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SAN Parks Wilderness

SAN Parks offices in Rondevlei is where you can get all the permits needed for fishing, boats and hiking trails, etc.

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Victoria Bay Beach

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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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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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Castle Rock Fishing Spot

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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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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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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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Sharks Point Fishing Spot

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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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Old Post Office Tree

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

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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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Outeniqua Power Van’s railbus

A unique experience awaits you when you travel on the Outeniqua Power Van’s railbus from George on the Oudtshoorn railway-pass.
Panoramic views over the Outeniqua Mountain Nature Reserve can be enjoyed whilst listening to the commentary of an experienced tour guide.
The stunning beauty of the Outeniqua Mountains unfolds as you travel one of South Africa’s most scenic routes. Experience the forest, four passes, water falls, seven tunnels, fynbos, proteas, bird, animal life and the panoramic picnic site. Take a picnic basket.

Trips start from 07:30. Tariffs are: R95 (adults) and R75 (children, ages 3 to 15).
Booking is essential.
A picnic stop is usually made at a former steam train watering point called 'Power’
Departure is from George’s Outeniqua Railway Museum at 2 Mission Street.
To book, call 082 490 5627 or send an e-mail to opv@mweb.co.za.
Special trips for special occasions or functions can be arranged.
You may take your own mountain bike on the Power Van and cycle down the scenic Montaqu Pass, a trip of 15km back to the Railway Museum. Group
bookings for 20 passengers may be made. Trips are also offered from George to Great Brak of Mossel Bay on which route splendid views may be enjoyed, especially at Maalgate Bridge and Glentana Heights.
Special excursions are also offered to Camfer (over the Outeniqua Mountain).

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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.

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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Theatre@Brak -Great Brak River

Art Gallery in Great Brak River
We have a very nice and fresh collection of works by upcoming and already established artists

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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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Buffalo Bay Beach

Buffalo Bay Beach is about half way between Knysna & Sedgefield. Offers unspoiled seaside scenery, safe swimming and superb surfing conditions. Dolphins are frequently spotted and Southern Right whales visit this section of the Cape coast annually between May & November. Here you'll see some of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the world.
This is a stunning beach in a small bay. Safe for swimming and there are life gaurds in season. Very popular for fishing off the rocks,surfing, paddle skiing, kite surfing and has a jetty.

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The Knysna Old Gaol Art Gallery

The Knysna Old Gaol Art Gallery was founded and is run by the Knysna Arts & Crafts Society - a non profit organization. The aim behind the gallery is to provide local artists an opportunity to display their work, a new exhibition shows every 2-4 weeks.

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Perdepoort Horse Riding 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.

R380 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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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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Mossel Bay Harbour

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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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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