ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

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List of atrractions and activities in and around knysna to suit all tastes.

TOURIST INFORMATION:

KNYSNA TOURISM
For a complete guide to Knysna and the surrounding area.

DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT:

BRAMON WINE ESTATE – PLETTENBERG BAY
Wine Estate – Enjoy great food between the vines at Bramon.
Great lunch venue.

34 ˚ SOUTH
Great seafood and sushi menu.

FIRE FLY EATING HOUSE
“Delicious spicy food and great service…”

EAST HEAD CAFE – THE HEADS
Breakfast & Lunch ONLY.
Kitchen closes at 4 pm.

THE OLIVE TREE
Hearty, tasty dinner with great service!

ILE DE PAIN
Wonderful breakfast and lunch only.
Closes at 3 pm.

THE ANCHORAGE RESTAURANT
Fresh seafood, steakhouse, vegetarian and friendly service.

PEMBREYS
Back to basics! Yummmm!
South African cuisine.

FRESHLINE FISHERIES
One of Knysna’s best kept secrets, well worth sharing.
Take your own alcohol.

KKB-KILNERS KITCHEN
Cook and look evenings.
Contemporary cuisine.

CHATTERS BISTRO
Good pasta and pizza.
“Great pizza and friendly staff…”

CAFE MARIO
Great Italian cuisine.
“Top breakfasts”, “Best restaurant in Knysna…”

JJ’S RESTAURANT
“Good food in a good location…”

MON PETIT PAIN
Great tea room/Café.
Lunch.
“Pastry to die for…”
“Delicious!”

BLEND, on George Rex Drive.
Good Friday night entertainment, where friends meet.
(Closed at times in winter months)

CHAPLIN’S BISTRO
Tea room and light snacks.
“Superb food and atmosphere in Knysna”.

SIROCCO
Fine dining. Great Sushi.

34 ˚ TAPAS & OYSTERS
“between average and very good…”
“Great way to spend an evening with friends…”
Friday night entertainment.

RIVER DECK
Barbeque cuisine.
Water activities, next to river.
“Beautiful setting & creative atmosphere…”

DRY DOCK – KNYSNA WATERFRONT
Lunch & Dinners.
Great sushi.

OCEAN BASKET – KNYSNA WATERFRONT
Good seafood family restaurant.

ZINZYS
Tsala Treetop lodge.
Fine Dining with outstanding dishes!

RASOIE
Good Indian cuisine. No Décor.

THAI KITCHEN
Take your own alcohol – corkage.

LOUIS RESTAURANT
Great steaks!
Not about the décor.

WU’S – CHINESE RESTAURANT – KNYSNA WATERFRONT
Good Chinese cuisine and sushi.

EMILY MOON – PAST PLETTENBERG BAY
Opposite the Goose Valley Golf Course.

LOOKOUT DECK – PLETTENBERG BAY
Good family restaurant for breakfast and lunches.

GOLFING:

KNYSNA GOLF CLUB
Nestled on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon and close to the looming Heads, the Knysna Golf Club’s 18-hole course meanders through tidal pools and between magnificent indigenous trees.

PEZULA GOLF COURSE
Pezula Championship Golf Course is located on the Western Cape of South Africa in the picturesque town of Knysna, the jewel of the world famous Garden Route.

GOOSE VALLEY GOLF CLUB
The Goose Valley Golf Club is situated in pristine surroundings, only 4km from Plettenberg Bay, bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon.

SIMOLA COUNTRY CLUB, HOTEL AND SPA
Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-enspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa’s premier golfing destinations.

PINNACLE POINT BEACH AND GOLF CLUB
A mere 400 km from both Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and just half an hour’s drive from George Airport, Pinnacle Point is in the middle of everything that the Garden Route has to offer.

GEORGE GOLF CLUB
The George Golf course is a beautifully manicured, 72 par, 18 hole course, with bent greens, set in the heart of the Garden Route. The course rating for men is either 70 (club – 5862m) or 72 (championship – 6162m), while that for the ladies is 72 (5204m).

PLETTENBERG BAY COUNTRY CLUB
The town of Plettenberg Bay (known as Plett) is situated on the Southern Tip of the African coast and is located in one of the most popular tourist attractions known as the Garden Route.

FANCOURT GOLF COURSE
Set in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, with its three Gary Player-designed golf courses and the only TaylorMade Performance Lab in Africa, Fancourt is a premier business and leisure destination.

KNYSNA FESTIVALS:

PINK LOERIE FESTIVAL
The annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras. The first Mardi Gras that was held in May 2001 was a great success and since then it has grown every year to
be more popular with huge support from the gay and lesbian community.

PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL
The Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, one of South Africa’s most popular and enduring festivals, is a 10-day feast for oyster lovers and a sport and leisure adventure for the whole family.

ADVENTURE, PARKS & TOURS:

SPRINGTIDE SAILING CHARTERS
The ultimate Indian Ocean sailing experience. Your opportunity to sail through the Knysna Heads on the 50 ft yacht Outeniqua. Daily departures. Cruises: three-hour sunset cruises, four-hour day sailing, champagne breakfast and more.

BIRDS OF EDEN
Birds of Eden is the Garden Routes very own world class free flight bird sanctuary. The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall.

MONKEYLAND PRIMATE CENTRE
Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.

COASTAL PARAGLIDING
Experience the amazing sights of the Garden Route while you soar high over the coastline. You can see for miles as you glide high above the world.

JUKANI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – WHERE BIG CATS ARE AT HOME
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 2005 close to George in Southern Cape. The project was relocated to bigger premises on the outskirts of Mossel Bay by mid 2007 and since then it has become a well-known and a must visit attraction for the “big cat” enthusiast visiting the beautiful Garden Route.

ADVENTURE’S EDGE DIVE AND OUTDOOR CENTRE
We offer the most scenic abseiling/climbing experience on the Garden Route, for all confidence levels. We also have climbing tours running throughout the Western Cape.

EDEN ADVENTURES
In the Wilderness, abseil within arms reach of a waterfall and land in a canoe at the bottom, or try our new site overlooking the sea at Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay.

TSITSIKAMMA FALLS ADVENTURE
Experience gravity at its best. You can abseil 30 m down, where you can see huge ferns and the canyon high above. Also see our advert on Zip Line.

KEURBOOMS RIVER FERRIES
Experience unsurpassed views of lush indigenous forest, soaring gorges, lyrical birdcalls. Qualified guides will identify the intricate workings of the unspoilt Keurbooms Nature Reserve.

FEATHERBED COMPANY BOAT TRIPS
The Featherbed Company in Knysna creates unforgettable experiences on the Knysna Lagoon. A Garden Route highlight is a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve, or 4-star dining on the Paddle cruiser and exclusive sailing on the Catamaran Yacht.

WILDTHING ADVENTURES
Bridge Jumping – Every day, weather permitting – 120 km/h in under 3 seconds … once your blood has stopped rushing and your feet firmly back on solid ground you know that you’ve just experienced something that will be difficult to top.

FACE ADRENALIN BLOUKRANS BUNGEE JUMPING
Situated at the Tsitsikamma Forest Village Market, just 40 km east of Plettenberg Bay along the N2 you will find the ultimate thrill. Recognised by the Guinness World Records as the highest bungy jump from a bridge in the world.

CANGO CAVES CAVING
Modern-day adventure pilgrims can experience the caves providing that you are not claustrophobic and are in good health. Fitness and suitable shoes are all you need to enjoy the oldest adrenalin icon in South Africa.

MOSSEL BAY DEEP SEA ADVENTURES
A fun-filled adventure for the whole family, or corporate and teambuilding clients. Our tackle and assistance enable even young children to land big fish as there is an abundance of bottom species. Soft seating, toilet and resting facility.

DOLPHIN ADVENTURES SEA KAYAKING DOLPHIN TRIPS
This sea kayaking adventure allows you to explore wildlife and nature up close. The fun and adventure of a paddle is the ultimate freedom activity and provides you with a feeling of personal control and adventure.

ELEPHANT SANCTUARY PLETTENBERG BAY
Our focus is on education through interaction and is unique to The Elephant Sanctuary. Learn about elephants, get to touch, brush, walk trunk-in-hand and feed them. Elephant Rides: Optional extra. Open 7 days a week.

KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK
The first of its kind in South Africa, Knysna Elephant Park provides a home for orphaned elephants. Experience an intimate meeting with these intelligent, gentle giants in their free-range environment. Riding and overnighting with the elephants also available.

CAPRI TOURS & HELICOPTERS
We offer various scenic, charter and utility flights along the beautiful Garden Route. View the garden of the Garden Route by air, the only way to fully experience its beauty.

OYSTERCATCHER TRAIL
Rated by the BBC as one of the worlds Unforgettable walks to do before you die. Included in 2007 and 2008 by National Geographic travel as one of the ten best travel experiences in the world.

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