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Long Barn Tavern Knysna

Long Barn Tavern in Knysna is a locals pub - BIG SCREEN TVs, a sunny BEER GARDEN, great specials including LADIES NIGHT, POOL TABLES etc. We open at 9am TILL LATE and offer great music, food and a sociable atmosphere any time of the day. We also have a BACKPACKERS LODGE - cheapest rates in Town!! Strictly no under 18's.

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RiverDeck Resort Buffalo bay

River Deck Resort

The RiverDeck group offers a full turn-key solution catering to all the needs around your specific requirements.

Sedgefield's Slow Festival 2015. 3rd to 5th Apr 2015

Sedgefield's Slow Festival 2015. 3rd - 5th Apr 2015

Remember when people had fun without television, cell phones and computers? When all kids could ride bikes and played outdoors all day?

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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Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail

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Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail is situated close to Island Lake and enters the indigenous forest. This is a mild 2km walk to the waterfall. Lots of bird life and very scenic with a fairy-like feel. Permits at SAN Parks offices.

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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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Sedge Links

Welcome to Sedge Links Golf Course, Sedgefields premium short course. The rolling fairways and testing greens boast a natural setting nestled next to the Swartvlei lake and the Outeniqua mountains in the distance. This short course is the perfect place to feel at peace to concentrate on your drives, short game or putting skills.
The course has 18 tee boxes, each with a junior, intermediate and advanced tee off section to suit players of any skill level, from novice to pro. These tee boxes allow players to vie for that allusive hole-in-one on one of the 9 greens.

The recently renovated club house has a beautifully crafted Blackwood bar area and small cosy lounge area.
Our club house has a pizzeria, coffee bar and ample seating outside under the covered deck. Should you be interested in hosting a function, be it an intimate family get together or a company team building, we have various areas available which can be tailor made to suit your requirements.

Our outside braai area has 3 built in braais for a more relaxed atmosphere and informal function. The upstairs venue offer a more private experience and can accommodate up to 40 people with a fireplace and stunning views of the golf course and surrounding area.

Sedge Links Golf
Whether it be a corporate year end function or team building, corporate or charity golf day, night golf or even just a place to stop for a cold beer, glass of wine, pizza or coffee and a cake. Catch up on the latest sport on our flat screen TV.... Consider Sedge Links as your next go-to destination.

Family Membership R 1600 (2 Members)
Local resident member R 900
Overseas member R 600 (spending less than 5 months in South Africa)

GREEN FEES:
Member Green Fee R 60
Children u/16 Green Fee R 40
Visitor’s Green Fee R 140

The Green fees are for unlimited holes of uninterrupted golf.

Sedge Links Short Golf Course and Club
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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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Wilderness Lagoon

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Wilderness Lagoon is great for swimming, fishing, canoeing and on the northern edge a walkway/boardwalk which stretches 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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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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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.

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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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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Groenvlei Dam Fishing spot Sedgefield

Groenvlei Dam is 2km from Sedgefield on the Knysna road.

This fresh water dam (Lake Pleasant) contains the big mouth black bass and it's extremely popular with anglers through-out the year.

Fishing licences for boat and angling are obtainable from Sports and Hobbies - Sedgefield

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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

Island Lake Slipway Wilderness

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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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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.

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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The Cape St Blaize Cave Mossel Bay

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People have long since found shelter in this cave: Artifacts 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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Terblans Hiking Trail

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The Terblans 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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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

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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Wilderness Beach

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Wilderness Beach is the main beach for Wilderness and is great for fishing, kite surfing and swimming (life guards), but swimming in the estuary is recommended. Parking, toilets and showers.

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- Holiday Inn: (Basic)

This site is very sensitive as you must sign in before flying, and be registered with SAHPA to fly this site for insurance purposes, as there are a lot of lights and tourists around. No students may fly this site without their instructor. Clear take off area after take off unless you are the only one flying. Works on WSW to SW to S to SSE, from 18 to 27kph. Watch horizon for oncoming squalls. Basic pilots may not top land. Closed shoes.

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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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Sedgefield Train Bridge

Sedgefield Train Bridge in Sedgefield, is situated north off the N2 at Swartvlei. Here you'll find a variety of fish spesies like Kabeljou, Grunter, Garrick, Stompneus, Mallet & Tilapia. The best bait for Sedgefield Lagoon are sardines, prawn, tjokka & mallet (as live bait). Fishing permits are available at Sedgfield Post Office or SAN Parks.

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Rondevlei Culvert Wilderness

Reedbeds and channel between with access to open shallow water with waders.

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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