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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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Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail

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

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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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Myoli Beach

Myoli Beach borders Sedgefield's estuary on the east and is very popular for whale and dolphin watching (Whale watching deck on top of dune).

Myoli Beach borders Sedgefield's estuary on the east and is very popular for whale and dolphin watching (Whale watching deck on top of dune). Parking area at the hotel (Cabanas) with toilets and showers. Not safe for swimming, but excellent for long beach walks and is animal friendly.

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Cola Beach

Cola Beach is situated east of Myoli Beach. The beach can be accessed from the Myoli Whale Watching platform which is hike of 1.5 km.

Cola Beach is situated east of Myoli Beach. The beach can be accessed from the Myoli Whale Watching platform which is hike of 1.5 km. It can also be accessed via a public staircase just of Dover Drive. It is popular for its wind erosion of its dunes. It's not a safe beach to go for a swim, but is animal friendly and perfect for a beach walk.

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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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The Maritime Museum Mossel Bay

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The building as originally erected in 1901 to serve as a grain and sawmill. It has now been adapted to serve as a unique Maritime Museum. A life-sized replica of Bartolomeu Dias’s caravel is on display together with all aspects of the maritime history of the early Portuguese, Dutch and English navigators.

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Aartappelland Fishing Spot

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

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George Arts Theatre

PROGRAMME OF COMING EVENTS

George Arts Theatre in George was built in 1905 as the first girls' school. In 1968 it was bought by the George Society of Arts and converted into a theatre, the first production held in April 1969.

Social evenings are often held on a regular basis and consist of play readings, music and dance excerpts, quizzes, story telling and many other theatre related items. A number of full length productions are held throughout the year and every other December the Society’s pantomime is one of the town’s most popular holiday attractions. The Arts Theatre is also a popular venue for many productions given by both national and international artists

George Arts Theatre
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Saasveld Pass / Old Bridges

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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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- 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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Wilderness Lagoon

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Wilderness Lagoon is great for swimming, fishing, canoeing and on the northern edge a walkway/boardwalk which stretches for about 1km. It has benches every 50m and is great for those romantic sunsets or just to throw in a line.

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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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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.

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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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Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Blue Flag Beach... Popular for long walks, the beach stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island.

Facilities include public toilets and various parking areas.

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- 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.

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Jaap Se Baai Fishing Spot

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Jaap Se Baai Fishing Spot at the Knysna lagoon you'll find Kabeljou, Steenbras, Musselcracker, Blacktail, Galjoen and Cape stumpnose
Bait: Pilchard, White mussel, Prawn, Red bait, Choka

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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.

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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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Homtini Cycling Trail Knysna

The Homtini is an awesome 19km circular route through the tranquil Homtini Forest along gravel road and singletrack.
The Trail starts near the Goudveld Forest station, about 25km from Knysna. Most of the trail follows fairly easy contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. It is enhanced by winding single-track slip-paths, shady plantation roads and a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. It is a moderate ride with the exception of a steep 4km climb.
Distance: Circular route of 19km
Permits are purchased at the Goudveld boom.

The trail starts and ends at the Krisjan-se-nek picnic site. From here you follow the Millwood Road until you turn right about 400m from the start. Scenes from “Kringe in ‘n bos” flash through the mind as you ride along the forest slip-paths and descend to the forest edge. In the open the route follows a plantation road…and then there’s the climb! From here the going is easy, finishing in some exhilarating single-track on Boer-se-pad. Maps available at Goudveld Forest StationGetting there: Heading from Knysna towards George on the N2 take the Rheenendal turn-off to the right after about 8km. Follow this road for about 13km and turn right at the Homtini/Millwood signs. At the Goudveld boom you pay for your permit and reach the Krisjan-se-nek picnic site.

Ultimate Cycling is a leading Bike shop in Knysna, providing you all your cycling needs, from Bike accessories, spares, a wide range of bikes and a highly qualified bike mechanic in our workshop

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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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The Cape St Blaize Cave Mossel Bay

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

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PETRUS-SE-BRAND CYCLE ROUTE - Diepwalle Knysna

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

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Leentjies klip tot by Gerickes punt - Fishing Spot Wilderness

leentjies klip is 'n reedlike veilige hengel plek, waar jy die volgende vis soorte kan vind: Kabeljou, grunter, mosselkraker, steenbras, stompneus, kolstert, 'n groot verskeidenheid haaie en platvisse

Xtreme fishing verskaf 'n verskeidenheid goeie kwaliteit aas en toerusting wat benodig sal word.

tjokka/ pilchards (kabeljou, grunter) prawn/tjokka/ pilchards ( steenbras,belman,stompneus) rooiaas (bankvis)

kontak ons gerus vir enige inligting of navrae

Xtreme Fishing
044 874 1870 Hennie Kleyn

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