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    tsitsikamma canopy tour

    by hebaemam Updated Sep 16, 2010

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    The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour© is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.

    The first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor...

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  • Thole Township Tour- amazing

    by flashpacker07 Updated Aug 27, 2010

    Many people go on a township tour in Capetown, but in Kynsna there are several distinct townships that are smaller and more manageable (from a time perspective) than a whole day out in Cape Town. You can easily visit 2 distinct townships in an afternoon. Gerald is wonderful; he is patient and never tires of answering questions. He has a quiet and respectful demeanor and it was a pleasure to accompany him for an afternoon. May 2010
    Thole Tours- Knysna Township Tours
    tholetours@yahoo.com Gerald 082 767 2401
    Visits a creche (pre-school,) church, sangoma (traditional healer,) schools, shebeen (pub,) rastafarian, community projects for the disabled and disadvantaged.

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    The Knysna Heads

    by mikelisaanna Updated Aug 28, 2009

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    The Knysna Heads are two large rock formations that frame the entrance to Knysna's harbor. You can drive up to the top of the eastern Head, where you can access a series of viewpoints that look out over three sides onto Knysna, the Western Head, and the ocean, respectively.

    The western Knysna Head A view looking west
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  • Meet an Elephant

    by oldgreybadger Written Mar 24, 2008

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    Knysna Elephant Park is a unique place, you can walk with Elephants, feed Elephants,ride Elephants, and even sleep with them as well.
    There are eleven African Elephants at Knysna at the time of writing, some of which are orphans rescued under various circumstances, but whatever the unhappy circumstances of their respective pasts, they are very happy and extremely well cared for at Knysna - go see for yourself - the happiness rubs off.
    It really is a special place.

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    Canoe or Kayak on Knysna River

    by Babzz Written Jan 10, 2008

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    This is a relaxing activity for a few hours and an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the area and do some birdwatching. I went through my overland tour so unfortunately I can't advise on how to do so independently, sorry :(

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    Featherbed boat trip

    by Doempie Written Nov 25, 2007

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    Take a trip to the heads with your choice of one of five different boat tipes.

    There is the Featherbed which is an 4 hour trip and includes a buffet lunch and leaves daily at 10h00, 11h15 and 12h30. Tickets cost more or less US$35 for adults.

    With the Paddle cruiser a choice of a lunch cruise (leaves at 12h15 and tickets cost US$20 per adult) or the dinner cruise (leaves at 18h15 and adult tickets cost US$40).

    Then there is the John Benn which is a 90 minute trip to the heads and it is a floating restaurant with full bar facilities. The boat leaves at 12h30 and 18h00 and during peak season there is an additional two trips.

    Then there is the quick and fun ferry trip (which we did), this one actually goes INTO the heads and lasts about 75 minutes and there are 6 trips during the day, starting at 9h30 and the last trip at 17h00. Tickets cost US$10 per adult.

    Then there is also Catamaran Yachting, with conditions permitting these boats can go beyond the heads and for a 90 minute fun sail tickets cost US$20 and for a 2 and a half hour sunset cruise tickets are priced at US$55.

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    Take a train ride

    by TRimer Written Aug 19, 2007

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    The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe (pronounced Oat-a-nee-qua Choo-Choo) which opened in 1928, is South Africa’s only scheduled daily steam train service. The route which travels between George and Knysna takes about 2 and a half hours. This historic steam train meanders over estuaries and lakes, past wetlands and forests, alongside the dramatic coastline and over the Kaaiman’s River, the most photographed rail river bridge in the world.

    The train has been preserved from the past and is only first-class.

    On board the train you will be given a map showing all the places and points of interest to see on the trip. Light snacks, bar facilities and soft drinks are available.

    April 2 2007 To 31 August 31 2007 - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
    September 3 2007 To April 30 2008 - Daily except Sundays & Christmas Day

    Bridge across the Kaaiman���s River
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    Noetzie: A relaxing day on the beach

    by Doempie Written Jul 17, 2007

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    Noetzie is a small beach in the middle of the new developing Pezula estate, about a 20m minute drive from Knysna. It has been a favourite to visit as a family for a long time. The thing that makes Noetzie special (if the gorgeous beach isn't enough) is the castles. There are some beautiful old castles that are now mostly guest houses and the beach is usually very quiet and relaxing.

    This is ideal for a family or anyone who just wants to relax or have fun in the sun. The best thing is that it won't cost you a thing (except tipping the car guard!).

    Noetzie castle A Noetzie castle Noetzie castle A monkey at Noetzie Noetzie beach
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    "Tie the knot"

    by Piggy73 Updated May 14, 2007

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    If you fancy getting married in the area I can recommend a suitable marriage officiator/pastor who will respect your perspectives on marriage (religious or civil). We wanted something simple without any particular religious affiliation and were pleased with the outcome.

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    Take a trip to Plett

    by kentishgirl Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    If you have a car or you fancy jumping on the bus and travelling 30mins or so down the Garden route you will come to the town of Plettenberg Bay, a beautiful town with stunning beaches and air it's safe to breath in!

    Plett Bay
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    Knysna Heads

    by kentishgirl Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    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!

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    Knysna Waterfront

    by kentishgirl Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    We wandered around the shops around the waterfront, ate in a small cafe here and generally walked around chilling out.
    There were boat rides you could take from here out to Knysna heads, but from memory the reason we left it is because they were expensive.

    The waterfront complex looked relativley new, it was fresh air away from the fumes of the main street!
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    Entrance to the waterfront Knysna Waterfront
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    Knysna Heads

    by cokes Written Jan 13, 2007

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    I think when in Knysna , going to see the Knysna heads is a must. When at the heads there is a trial there that you can walk which takes you to different view points of the heads and whats even better you have a very stunning view of Knysna itself. Definitely worth the visit.

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    Swartberg Moutain Pass

    by cokes Updated Jan 13, 2007

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    Well I was driving from Beaufort Wes to Oudtshoorn. The road is all hot and dry bush with a couple of tortoses in the road and all of the sudden you see these stunning mountains ahead. This is really the most beautiful mountain pass road that I ever driven on. There is place on the mountain pass whereby you can stop as they have a waterfall there that you can go and have a look at or maybe go have a swim. Its the only place here with a new building there and place to stop. The temperature was nice and cool compared to the heat of the karoo. Its close to Oudtshoorn and definitely a mountain pass that you would wanna see.

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    Knysna Heads

    by mvtouring Written Sep 12, 2006

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    Take a drive out to the heads. It is a wonderfull place with some lovely restaurants there. The water between the Heads can become very rough making entrance to the lagoon very tricky. This is one reason why Knysna did not develop into a larger commercial port

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