All - Out & About

The Old Oak Slave Tree

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The Old Oak Slave Tree in George, is a ancient English oak in front of the Old Library. It is one of the original trees planted by landrost Van Kervel when he laid out George Town in 1811, and is the largest specimen in the southern hemisphere. Known as the 'slave tree" because of the old chain embedded in the tree trunkand the old lock attached to it. The lock dates from 1890 and were used to secure the roller of the tennis courts. This is a national monument

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Kranshoek Hiking Trail, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Kranshoek Hiking Trail, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

The Kranshoek Walk is laid out along a portion of the Harkerville coast. The walk starts at the Kranshoek Picnic Spot, the hiker moves through a range of contrasting environments: a picturesque cliff coast, the ever-changing sea and shoreline, quiet, forested valleys and waterfalls. Information boards which interpret certain aspects of the local environment are to be found along the route.

This trail has a couple of steep ups and downs, so be careful here and wear appropriate footwear.

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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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Mosaic Outdoor Market Sedgefield

Mosaic Outdoor Craft and Farmers’ Market. Averaging about 90 stalls, we offer a wide variety of Food, Craft, Art, Clothing, Books, home decor,antiques

Mosaic Market invites you to visit us. Averaging on about 90 stalls, we offer a wide variety of Food, Craft, Art, Clothing, Books, home decor, antiques....

Mosaic Outdoor Market Sedgefield

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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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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The Barn Mossel Bay

The Barn in Mossel Bay provides live entertainment in Mossel Bay. Situated just 10 minutes from Mossel Bay on the Herbertsdale road, The Venue, now known as The Barn, Mossel Bay has been in operation for the past 14 years and is well known and loved by locals and visitors alike and has hosted most of South Africa’s top artists and performers.

With a capacity of 220 for live music events or plays and up to 150 people for weddings and functions where a sit down meal is served, it is the ideal venue to host your event.

View Pinnacle Point Mansion - Luxury Holiday Home

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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.

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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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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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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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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Heroldsbay Picnic Spot

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A braai and picnic area right by the beach and fantastic tidal pools of Herolds Bay. Ideal for the family day out! Activities include swimming, fishing, braaing and sunbathing.

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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe George

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The Outeniqua Choo-Thoe steam train is regarded as South Africa’s premier tourism icon.
A concerted effort is being made by the Western Cape minister of tourism Allan Winde and
other role players to put together a business plan to ensure the ongoing viability of the
service as a private-public enterprise.

The George to Mossel Bay route is currently the only one in operation. The George to
Knysna line had to be closed following extensive flood damage in 2006.
Exciting vistas over Glentana, Great Brak and Hartenbos as well as Mossel Bay are worth
the trip. Mossel Bay town has a special old-time atmosphere with several lovely museums
and restaurants offering wonderful opportunities to while away an afternoon.

Time Table:
During the winter holidays the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train departs on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from the Transnet Heritage Transport Museum in Mission Street for
the duration of the school holidays from 16 June to 9 July. After that it will run only on
Fridays if there are enough bookings.

Arrival and departure times are as follows:
Depart from George at 10:00, arrive at Hartenbos: 11:30; depart at 11:35 for Mossel Bay
arriving there at 12:00.

Return trip departure from Mossel Bay station at 14:15 arriving in George at 16:10
Fares: adults R 140(single) and R 180 (return) Children from three to 11 years pay R 70
(single) and R 90 (return). Children under three years travel free.

PLEASE NOTE: Advance reservations are essential, at least 24 hours prior to departure,
Phone 044 801 8288, 801 8202. When there is fire danger, steam locomotives will be
replaced with diesel locomotives.
Latest reporting time is 30 minutes prior to departure. Kindly note that smoking is not
permitted on the train. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

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The Shell Museum

This structure was erected in 1902. The building was also used as a furniture factory and garage for motor repairs. The building is still in a very good state of repair and the solid wooden pillars render a special atmosphere to this edifice.
On the lower level the “touch tank” and aquarium enables visitors and school groups to actively learn about sea life and the creatures along South Africa’s shoreline. A “man and mollusc” exhibition portrays the history of the use of shells by man.

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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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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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Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Peninsula is a Nature Reserve that offers great walking and hiking trails and is an excellent site for whale and dolphin sightings. There are a choice of three circular routes of increasing difficulty and distance. The trip around the Point takes about four hours.

- Fires only allowed at designated spots in the parking area.
- Open daily 7am to 5pm. Open till 8pm in December/January.
- Speed Limit 20 km/hr.

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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!

Hartenbos riviermond Fishing Spot

Haaie, Kabeljou en Wit Steenbras kan daar gevang word.
*"Slide" met Lewendige Harder(mullet) vir Kabeljou. en Bonniekop of Makriel vir Haaie.
*Sny Bonnie se stert af, sny vanaf stert kant teen ruggraat albei kante tot by kiewe. Vou vleis oor kop en bind vas met rekgare.
*Gebruik .50 of .55 Double X Hi Abrasion Hi Visibility met 'n minimum 1.2mm "wind on" Leader. Sirkel Hoeke werk ook baie goed, moet net nie Vaskap"Strike" nie.
*Hou spaar "Spinning" Visstok byderhand vir Elwe wat verby swem.
*Gebruik Witkrap vir Wit Steenbras.

Alle benodighede is verkrygbaar by

Tackle Shack - Mosselbay

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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.

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.

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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

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.

Hartenbos Museum

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Afrikaans:
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

English:
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

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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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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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