All - Out & About

Swartvlei Beach

Swartvlei Beach is situated 5km from Sedgefield off the N2. Very nice parking area, showers, toilets, walkway to the beach and a stunning walk to Gericke's Point. Life guards in season (school holidays).

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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

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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Castle Rock Fishing Spot

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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Keurbooms Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Keurbooms Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Extremely beautiful and a little bit more private than the other beaches.

Facilities include: a restaurant, public toilets and parking

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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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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. At the top there are braais and tables and a board walk that leads to the beach.

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Iron and cleaning Museum Hartenbos

When you enter the Iron and cleaning museum in Hartenbos you will be entering the only Iron Museum in Africa. It demonstrates the basic and interesting history of the smoothing of textiles and the cleaning there of. Starting with the earliest century taking you on a step by step journey to the present.
Entrance R5

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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. 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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- 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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- 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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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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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe George

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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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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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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Rondevlei Culvert Wilderness

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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Mini Magic Horse Riding

Buffalo Bay Horse Rides offer Horse Trails and Rides for young and old and is situated on the beautiful Buffelsbaai / Buffels Baai rd, halfway between Knysna and Sedgefield. The stables as less than 1 km from the N2, the yard lies on the bank of the Goukamma river, right next to River Deck Manor.

We facilitate horse rides for big and small, on horses ranging from Thoroughbred down to Miniature. We have selected our horses for temperament and dependability and they are all truly wonderful, each in his own way.

Buffalo Bay Horse Rides offer 1 Hour Forest Horse Trails and 2 Hour Forest Horse Trails. We plan to start beach rides soon!

For under 6′s we offer rides on some our mini horses. The aim is for an experience that is enjoyable, fulfilling, and encourages better insight. They are eternally fascinating creatures!

Horse Riding lessons - single private lessons group lessons

1 Hour Horse Trail through the beautiful forests situated on the beautiful Buffelsbaai road, between Knysna and Sedgefield.

Trails cater for beginners as well as competent riders.

We can accommodate 4 riders at a time.

R 250 pp

2 Hour Horse Trail through the beautiful forests situated on the beautiful Buffelsbaai road, between Knysna and Sedgefield.

Trails cater for beginners as well as competent riders.

We can accommodate 4 riders at a time.

R 450 pp

Mini horse ridesBuffalo bay horse rides offer horse rides for big and small.
Mini horses selected for their lovely temperaments give a gentle introduction to under 6’s into the wonderful world of horses.
For bigger children & grownups we offer forest rides on a selection of cross breeds.

R 85 pp

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Mini Magic offer beach horse riding on Buffalo Bay Beach, Forest Rides Garden Ro
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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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Mosaic Outdoor Market Sedgefield

Saturday Craft and Farmers’ Market . Averaging on 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, Music as well as a play area for the Kids.

Seven Passes Road (Saasveld Road)

The Seven Passes Road winds its way through an indigenous forest, over historic stone bridges, through lush farmlands and provides sweeping views over the sparkling Indian Ocean.
The historic pass built by the pioneer pass builder, Thomas Bain (in the
1890s) it takes about 90 minutes from George to Knysna, but you may elect to do just the section up to Wilderness, as the section is tarred.
Bain built stone bridges in 1892 to replace the drifts
over the Kaaimans River, the Touw River and Swart River.

How to get there:
From Knysna Road (at Pine Lodge) take the NMMU campus turn-off and continue along the Saasveld Road (past the great white entrance to the university campus) onto the old road between George and Wilderness for some lovely forest views, turning right towards Wilderness Heights (if you do not want to go all the way on the old pass).Continue on to view the ‘Map of Africa’ or go down into Wilderness.
Visitors can catch a glimpse of some of the loveliest farms in the area with the Outeniqua Mountains providing spectacular backdrop.

CAUTIONARY NOTE: the road was severely damaged during floods and is ‘fragile’. In several places the road sags or has potholes and these have been marked with signposts in the middle of the surface.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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