Craft Markets off N2
On the way back from Natures Valley we visited a craft stall selling African crafts.
I managed to bag an absolute bargin 4 ethnic placemates for R100 only $16
My friend also got some great gifts - also bargin with the sellers they can only say no
As I have already stated, you can take a trip out to the Knysna Heads, however, it is expensive and the water I am told can be so very rough!
Instead get a street map and drive to the viewpoint yourself - it's not only cheaper, but warmer too!
Tsitsikamma, bordering on the Garden Route of the Western Cape Province, is an area of splendid natural forests. Its name is derived from the Kho-Khoi expression for 'a place of abundant water', and no name could be more apt for this area.
The word effortlessly evokes meaning and beauty, entirely appropriate to this large area of rocky shores, ravines, sheer cliffs, ancient trees, dense undergrowth, a richness of verdant plant life, the din of insect life and the distant sounds of water falling in almost imperceptible screams over craggy edges, gurgling, flowing into and out itself, to the Indian Ocean below and beyond.
"KNYSNA THE HEADS"
Knysna is one of the Southern Cape Coasts best known holiday destinations,situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful Lagoon.
It offers many activities and attractions of a wide variety.
The most well known attraction being "The Heads" ,Two great sandstone cliffs gaurding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea
Knysna has many attractions in the surrounding area as well ,one of the most spectacular being The Knysna Forest home to the Knysna Elephant.
"KNYSNA THE MOUTH"
Knysna,Founded by George rex ,reputedly the son of George III of England, is situated on the northern side of Knysna Lagoon.At one time a flourishing port,it is now a restful holiday resort
The Heads are an impressive rocky outcrop where the Lagoon enters the sea.
Day excursions from Knysna include:Goukamma Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay,22 km - upper Lagoon, old Road and Phantom Pass 30km -Brenton-on-sea and Belvidere Estate 30 km Main Forest,King Edward's Tree, the Glen,Buffel'sNek,Paardekop,View Site,Wittedrift,Keurboom's River and Plettenberg Bay. *
The road from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay runs through thick forests and there are turn offs to Bracken Hill Farms and the Garden of Eden,where the trees are marked with identification labels 16 km from Knysna.
The Harkerville Mountain- biking trail is one of the best in the country.
Attractions also include Featherbed Nature Reserve, Sparrebosch Golf estate on top of the eastern Head,The castles at Noetzie,delicious oysters at the Knysna Oyster Company and last but not least a historic trip aboard the world famous Outeniqua Choo -Tjoe.*