How should one dress?
Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Some ideas:
Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.
Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.
A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.
Long socks if you are going hiking (extra protection against snakes if you come across one).
Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers. Sun screen (Factor 35), headache tablets (from being in the car during the sun all day, may bring on a headache), and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, Tabard for the mossies (mosquitos), cotton wool, germolene etc. Your camera, with charger, and a SOUTH AFRICAN plug extension.
Bring along the best lens you can - a zoom lens will be needed as the animals are often in the distance and may only look like tiny specks in your photos when they are developed. Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars
This is so that you don’t get lost, plus can appreciate all that’s around you that much more.
It is not just a place to sight-see, but a place to learn from too.
34 Degrees South
This restaurant is a combination of a vibey deli & a seafood emporium.
It has outdoor seating overlooking the yacht basin.
The seafood menu is very varied but there are not very many other hot dishes for non-seafood lovers unless you wish to order a mezze platter from the deli.
The deli I feel is ideal for lunch sharing a platter you select, combined with a cheese & ham platter
There is an extensive wine list & good value for money
The ambience is very bustling & vibey with good waiter service. I had a chicken thai curry whilst Kim enjoyed a tuna espandte which is a skewered marinated chunks of tuna on a greek salad.
Wilderness is situated about fifty kilometers from Knysna, about forty minutes pleasant drive through the what is often referred to as the Garden Route "lake district". Golden stretches of beach are washed by the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean.
Inland only a few kilometers from the sea, the Outeniqua Mountains form an impressive backdrop. Walks along the beach with swimming in the warmer months are a must for the day tripper. In the afternoon take a quiet stroll along the boardwalk which meanders through the reeds of the Wilderness Lagoon. Two spectacular view sites are; Map of Africa situated above Wilderness and Dolphins Point above the mouth of the Kaaimans river.
"There is so much to do"
There is so much to do in and around Knysna, Fishing & sailing on Knysna Lagoon are very popular.There are a number of very good golf courses.
There are hiking trails, bird, dolphin & whale watching.Knysna is situated in the heart of the Garden Route .
The N2 goes right through Knysna, so if you travel along this route you cant miss it, shops on both sides of the road and many many restaurants and coffee shops, As you come into town you will see adverts along the road for accommodation, From the lagoon are lots of boat tours that you can do, even tours that give lunch , The shops at the lagoon (harbour) are more expensive than in town, so take note of that.
Busses make a stop here from cape Town on route along N2.
This is a lovely town to visit, great views.... Knysna heads are stunning( a must see) if you like nature.
There is some night life here although not as much as Plettenberg Bay or cape Town. But enough for most people.
Out of season the village is quite but December its really busy! really busy!
Bookings during holiday season must be done well in advance!