All - Out & About

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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Aartappelland Fishing Spot

Aartappelland Fishing Spot at Knysna lagoon you'll find Steenbras, Kabeljou, Belman, Elf
Bait: Pilchards, Choka, Prawn, Red bait

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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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The art shop George - Art  lessons, materials and gallery
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Saasveld Pass / Old Bridges

Saasveld Pass and the Old George/Knysna road is a historic route with old bridges and lots of scenery. The bridges date from the late 1800's and very early 1900's. One of our national monuments...

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Hartenbos Museum

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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Platbank fishing spot in Goukamma Nature Reserve

Between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, in the Goukamma Nature Reserve, lies a beautiful stretch of unspoilt beach. A popular spot for the shore angler with species of fish such as Blacktail, Steenbras and even Shark. As this is a Nature Reserve, no bait or Oyster collection is allowed.

You can get there from the N2 just outside of Sedgefield (Knysna side). Take the Groenvlei or Lake Pleasant turnoff. Continue on the gravel road to the parking area at the beach, about 3.3km from the N2.

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"Die Punt" Fishing spot in Mosselbaai

* Die Spot is by "Die Punt" in Mosselbaai en is redelik veilig vir kinders ook.
* Kan Elf, Kabeljou, Mosselkraker, Geelstert, Galjoen, Leervis en Kolstert daar vang.
* Daar was al Bonito vanaf die punt gevang.
* Omdat daar baie Rotse is, is dit beter om met kunsaas te hengel.(Of gebruik 'n baie ligte Sinkerstrop.)
* Gebruik Blink Lepels en "Dropshot" kunsaas om Kabeljou, Geelstert, Leervis en Elf te vang.
* Gebruik Rapala's of Halco Laser Pro's om Bonito te vang.
* Gebruik Rooiaas of Rooi Krap vir Mosselkraker en Rooiaas of Mossels vir Kolstert en Galjoen.
* "Slide" met Lewendige Aas vir Kabeljou, Leervis en Elf.

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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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- Map of Africa: (Basic)

This site is situated behind the Protea Hotel at the western end of the beach (up the heights road). It works on a SE wind between 16 & 27kph. Please obey the site rule board as the property owner is reasonably sensitive. " for further information please contact Jan Minnaar from Cloudbase Paragliding 082 777 8474".

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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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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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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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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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The Gap Trail - Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve

Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a beautiful, remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular walking destination in and around Plettenberg Bay.

Vegetation varies from thickets to coastal scrub and mammals in the reserve include the common Duiker and Grysbok.
The self-guided trails mainly follow the cliff edges and include a pristine white beach at Percy’s Bank and a number or rock pools at The Point. The view from the cliff affords trailists an expansive view of the beaches to Plettenberg Bay and a spectacular view of the coastline to the west.

Robberg Nature Reserve is a marine reserve and national monument roughly 4 kilometres in length that sweeps out into the ocean, something like a mini Cape peninsular. Rocks here date back to the early Cretaceous period - roughly 110 million years old - and during the whale season the point is an ideal place to spot whales and dolphins.

There is a boardwalk which crosses the reserve to protect and rehabilitate the vegetation as well as breeding sea birds. Trailists are urged to follow the boardwalk in the interest of conservation.

The 2,1 kilometre circular self-guided trail via The Gap, forms part of the greater Point Trail and crosses challenging rocky terrain and high cliffs. As such inexperienced trailists are advised to take exceptional care as the terrain may be dangerous. Due to strong currents and rogue waves, swimming is not advisable. The trail provides no shade, water or ablution facilities. Trailists need to bring their own water and prepare for protection against sunburn.

Distance: 2,1 km

Duration: ½ hour

Difficulty: Moderate

Features: Spectacular scenery, coastal views, an opportunity to encounter mammals such as the common Duiker and Grysbok, abundant bird life and indigenous flora.

Permits: Bookings for the trail can be made online and permits are available online from Cape Nature at www.capenature.co.za. A sketch map of the trails is also available.

Facilities: Picnic sites and an interpretative centre as well as braai facilities on a wooden deck, offering spectacular sea views. Should trailists choose to overnight, facilities are available at the Point Shack. Reservations may be made at +27 44 802 5300.

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Gericke's Point Beach Walk Sedgefield

Distance: A brisk 20 to 30 minute hike there. Casual stroll there and back: 2 hours. It is recommended that the hike be done during low tide. Beautiful tidal pools, rock formations, bird-life and great fishing and snorkeling opportunity. No permit required. Safe for swimming in the bay.

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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. Highlights: Seasonal roosting of African Spoonbills, Southern Pochard, Hottentot Teal, Pied and Malachite Kingfisher.

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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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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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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

Old Post Office Tree

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

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St Blaize Lighthouse Mossel Bay

St Blaize Lighthouse Mossel Bay is open for tours throughout the year. 10:00am to 3:00pm The use of light beacons or fires to guide ships dates back to 600 BC. Fires were used on Robben Island before Greenpoint Lighthouse was erected in 1824. St Blaize lighthouse was commissioned in l864. Today all lighthouses along the coasts of South Africa are fully automated, except for only two manned lighthouses, of which St Blaize is one, still operating at dangerous spots.

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Koumanshoek Trail Mossel Bay

Koumanshoek Trail Mossel Bay is a Circular route.
Starting point: A stile next to a green gate opposite the picnic table in Robinson Pass.
End: The top of the Robinson Pass or back at the start.
Distance / Duration: 16,5 km / 7 hours.
Rating: Average.
Permit: None. Features include fynbos and small animals. Beautiful river trail with rich birdlife. Stunning coastal scenery, whale and dolphin watching.

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Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail

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 birdlife and very scenic with a fairy-like feel. Permits at SAN Parks offices.

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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. Ablutions block available next to slipway. Boats need permits which can be obtained at Nature Conservation.

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Sedgefield Island Slipway

This is one of two slipways on the Sedgefield lagoon situated on the Island. If you want to enter Swartvlei Lake, this slipway is the closest. (500m from train bridge). Boat permits are needed and can be obtained from Nature Conservation.

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