Take a boat trip round this calm and pleasant lagoon. The trip we went
on lasted about an hour, and we could sit inside or outside under an awning.
Drinks were served and full meals were also available. It was a most relaxing
experience. Binoculars are recommended so you can see the bird life and
the activity on shore. The lagoon is a major source of oysters.
More about Knysna
Travelling the coastal route between George and Knysna, this train is
hauled mainly by steam locomotive. The journey is reputed to be one of
the prettiest in South Africa. We were unable to use the train when we
were there in October 2005 because part of the line had suffered from
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe at Knysna station
The railway crosses Knysna lagoon in front of 'the
There are many fine beaches along the Garden Route which are sandy and
not crowded. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are ideal for swimming
Maureen's Place Coffee Bar and Restaurant, Knysna
We had a large and very enjoyable lunch here. The food - a buffet featuring
the best of South African cooking - was excellent. It included sweet potatoes,
and the lightly spiced bobotie (all of our party enjoyed this). A warm
welcome was provided by Maureen herself, and we were all entreated to
have second-helpings of the food. The walls of the restaurant are lined
with craft items that are for sale.
World's Highest Bungy Jump, Bloukrans River
We couldn't go on this 216m (710ft) plummet into a ravine because our
coach went straight past it - well, at least that's our excuse. If you
enjoy an adrenaline rush on this scale coupled with the scenic beauty
of the Tsitsikamma Forest, details are here.
And a personal account is here.
Towns on the Garden
More about the Garden Route
area of South Africa