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23/05/2020 - 13:27

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.

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.

Seven Passes Road (Saasveld Road)
Seven Passes Road (Saasveld Road)
Seven Passes Road (Saasveld Road)
Seven Passes Road (Saasveld Road)
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 13:16

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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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe George
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 13:08

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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Old Post Office Tree
Old Post Office Tree
Old Post Office Tree
Old Post Office Tree
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 13:07

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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The Old Oak Slave Tree
The Old Oak Slave Tree
The Old Oak Slave Tree
The Old Oak Slave Tree
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01/10/2014 - 08:48

The Map-of-Africa is an extraordinary viewpoint at Wilderness Heights. Wilderness is situated approximately 15km from George, driving on the N2 highway towards Knysna.
Having traveled this road several times, I can vow it is very likely that you will see paragliders just as you have passed the Kaaimans River Bridge.

The bright and colourful paragliders, soaring against the open blues skies, make a beautiful picture.
The Wilderness turn-off to the left, takes you to the road that leads to Wilderness Heights. Just follow the road to the T-junction and turn left again.

An information board shows the direction to Map-of-Africa. The last stretch to the view point is gravel road, but is very well maintained. This is a popular view point and a long row of cars are parked to the side of the road over a weekend.
The views on both sides are awesome. To the right is the Map-of-Africa view point and to the left is a paragliding take-off spot.

Map-of-Africa is a spectacular scenery of mountains and forests . It is amazing how "nature has shaped" this map image of Africa. The outline is because of the way the Kaaimans River flows. What a beautiful sight!

Map of Africa Wilderness
Map of Africa Wilderness
Map of Africa Wilderness
Map of Africa Wilderness
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 12:55

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.

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.

Malachite Birdhide Wilderness
Malachite Birdhide Wilderness
Malachite Birdhide Wilderness
Malachite Birdhide Wilderness
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 13:20

The Knysna Fire Service believes that the preservation of human life from fire and other hazards are the worthiest goal to pursue and commits to operate and maintain a well balanced Fire (and Rescue) Service to the community and as required elsewhere, through the application of strong practical capabilities, a set of core values to guide day-to-day conduct and the efficient application of allocated resources enabling the Fire (and Rescue) Service in consistently achieving its mandate, which ultimately serve as the benchmark in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and results obtained in the Fire (and Rescue) Services industry.

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Knysna Fire and Rescue
Knysna Fire and Rescue
Knysna Fire and Rescue
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23/05/2020 - 13:10

The Kaaimans River is ideal for canoeing, swimming, and lazing around on the secluded beach at the river mouth.
The river is tidal and green sea water comes all the way up the river. The spring tide is really special, and it is a never to be forgotten experience to ride the incoming bores of sea water.
Further up the river, one can visit a beautiful waterfall. The ideal time to view the waterfall is after strong rains as it is at its most spectacular.

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Kaaimans River Mouth Wilderness
Kaaimans River Mouth Wilderness
Kaaimans River Mouth Wilderness
Kaaimans River Mouth Wilderness
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 13:07

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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Island Lake Slipway Wilderness
Island Lake Slipway Wilderness
Island Lake Slipway Wilderness
Island Lake Slipway Wilderness
Business listing
23/05/2020 - 12:57

The hiking distance of the trail is approximately 8 km and takes about 2- 4 hours complete. The hike in terms of difficulty is average. Enjoy the lakes, fynbos, dunes, bird and animal life. Pack a picnic bascket for a perfect sundowner.

The hiking distance of the trail is approximately 8 km and takes about 2- 4 hours complete. The hike in terms of difficulty is average. Enjoy the lakes, fynbos, dunes, bird and animal life. Pack a picnic bascket for a perfect sundowner.

The Cape Dune Molerat Trail Wilderness
The Cape Dune Molerat Trail Wilderness
The Cape Dune Molerat Trail Wilderness
The Cape Dune Molerat Trail Wilderness