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Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay

Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay

Often the busiest beach in Plett. They have life guards on duty in season and it's the launch site for dive charters, Marine Safaris, ocean kayaking tours, etc...

Facilities include: restaurants, bars, public toilets and the local National Sea Rescue Station.


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.



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


Ebb and Flow Nature Reserve Wilderness

Ebb and Flow is a beautiful camping site with hiking trails, canoeing, bird watching, fishing, caravan park and is part of SAN Parks.


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


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)


Island Lake Slipway Wilderness

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.


- 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.


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

Grootbrak Rolbal Klub


Dinsdae, Woensdae en Saterdae

Tabs in 13.45

Kontak persoon : Matilda


Malachite Birdhide Wilderness

The Malachite Kingfisher hide is situated on the northern shore of Langvlei (lake) and is accessible via a sturdy boardwalk. A great variety of water birds can be viewed here. Parking for several at entrance.


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.


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!


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

Woodville Big Tree Knysna

This 31-m-high Outeniqua yellowwood (Podocarpus falcatus) is one of several yellowwoods in the Knysna and Tsitsikamma forests that qualifies for the title of Big Tree. With a circumference of 9 m, it is estimated to be more than 800 years old. Self issued permits at gate, braai area and toilets.


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.

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!


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.


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.


Post Office (Placid Waters) Fishing Spot

Post Office (Placid Waters) Fishing Spot in Sedgefield is very popular among the locals. Species of fish: Grunter, Garrick (leervis), Stompneus, Steenbras, Kabeljou and Mullet.
All species can be caught on Pilchards, Pink prawn, Squid, Mud prawn or Live bait. Bait available at Sedgefield Sports and Hobbies prawn can be pumped out the lagoon with a prawn pump.
Fishing permits are available at Sedgfield Post Office or SAN Parks.


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.


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.


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


The Cape St Blaize Cave Mossel Bay

People have long since found shelter in this cave: Artefacts 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.


Hartenbos Museum

Die Hartenbos Museum van die ATKV is gelee in die kultuur-hartland van Afrikaans. Hierdie spogmuseum fokus op die Groot Trek en huisves n verskeidenheid interessante voorstellings en uitstalsale wat smaakvol georden is met aantreklike oudhede wat die lewensomstandighede van die Voortrekkerpioniers van 1835 tot 1848 visueel laat leef.
Ingang: R5 Volwassenes
R2: Kinders onder12

The Hartenbos Museum is situated in the heartland of Afrikaans culture. The focal point of this exceptional museum is the Great Trek, featuring various dioramas and exhibitions halls stocked with attractive antiquities demonstrating the living conditions of the Voortrekker pioneers from 1835 to 1848
Entrance: R5 Adults
R2 Children under 12


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.