Ecotourism

Cape Overberg

Cape Overberg Introduction: The Overberg is a region in South Africa to the east of Cape Town beyond the Hottentots-Holland mountains. It lies along the Cape Province's south coast between the Cape Peninsula and the region known as the Garden Route in the east. The Overberg area from Cape Town in the West to Barrydale in the East. The boundaries of the Overberg are the Hottentots-...

Tubing

Tubing Blackwater Tubing is the ultimate kloofing experience. Start with a steep descent down a "rope ladder" into the canyon and ending at the suspension bridge in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trip is scenic and spectacular. It is a half-day trip, starting at 8:30 in Stormsriver and you’ll return to the Adventure Centre at approximately 14:00. Helmets, wetsuits, tubes, a...

Deep sea fishing

Deep sea fishing The ultimate deep sea experience! All equipment provided including bait and tackle. Keep your catch or sell it. Choose between : Tuna fishing Reef fishing The ultimate deep sea experience! All equipment provided including bait and tackle. Keep your catch or sell it. Choose between : Tuna fishing Reef fishing Sight seeing tours where you’ll be able to see whales between...

Kayaking

Kayaking Kayaking is a thrilling and awesome experience which needs no prior experience. Share the ocean water with the dolphins, whales, seals and penguins. Experienced guides, gear and refreshments provided. The trip takes 3 hours. Contact Knysna, Garden Route Tourism Board

Canoeing

Canoeing For the nature-lover. Canoe on the lagoon or on a guided tour in the nature reserve where otters, fish eagles, loeries, king fishers and many more birds share the peace of the river with you. Five options to choose from: 2 - 4 hour guided trips Half - day guided trips Full day guided trips 2 days, 1 night guided trip (overnight stay in forest) Contact Knysna, Garden...

Whale watching

Whale watching Come and see the giants of the sea between September and November. Dolphins, seals and penguins are in great abundance throughout the year. Boat trips from two to three hours to view the whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. Contact Knysna, Garden Route Tourism Board

Yachting

Yachting The following options are available: Lunch Braai : Join us at 11:30 for a brief sail through the Knysna Heads. On our return we anchor in Featherbed Bay where we light the braai fires and lower the ladder for those who wish to swim. Includes braai plus complimentary bottle of wine per couple The Sail of Two Cities: Experience the thrill of sailing through the heads to...

Scuba diving

Scuba diving Experience diving the spectacular reefs at Plettenberg Bay as well as other speciality dives. Padi 5 Day Open Water course Experience diving the spectacular reefs at Plettenberg Bay as well as other speciality dives. Padi 5 Day Open Water course "Discover Scuba" course for those with less time. Rental of dive equipment is also offered. Contact Knysna, Garden Route...

Water activities

Water activities

Paragliding

Paragliding Introduction to paragliding course where you’ll be able to paraglide within a couple of hours. Tandem with the experts and experience a thrill! Rental of paragliders is also an option for those with more experience. Contact Knysna, Garden Route Tourism Board

Biking

Biking Rental of bikes per hour, per half day and per day. Recommendations on all the cycle routes in the area: Harkerville Cycle Routes Homtini Petrus-se-Brand Rental of bikes per hour, per half day and per day. Recommendations on all the cycle routes in the area: Harkerville Cycle Routes Homtini Petrus-se-Brand Stormsriver Contact Knysna, Garden Route Tourism Board

Bungi jumping

Bungi jumping Experience the thrill of plummeting from a bridge and breaking into an exhilarating swing. The ultimate adrenalin rush! Gouritz River Bridge: Gouritz Bungy and Bridgeswing Bloukrans River Bridge: 216 m, the world’s highest by far! Contact Knysna, Garden Route Tourism Board

Horse riding

Horse riding There are a number of tours on offer : One hour lake ride: A beautiful scenic ride along the shoreline of the Swartvlei Lake in Sedgefield to the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain. Two hour forest ride: The two hour ride continues up the mountain ridge. Awesome views through the forests of the surrounding mountains, forests, lakes, sea and farmlands. Six hour beach...

Abseiling

Abseiling Abseil the Knysna heads. Three spectacular options: Nature’s Arch : 30m Needle’s Point : 55m abseil (two descents at each height) Thy Kingdom Come : 120m abseil (two descents) Start off the abseiling with a canoe trip across the lagoon to the western head where you’ll be abseiling from. No experience needed !!! Contact Knysna, Garden Route Tourism Board

Hiking

Hiking The Outeniqua mountains and indigenous forests surrounding Knysna offer a wide range of opportunities to explore. Overnight hiking trails include: Outeniqua Trail The Outeniqua mountains and indigenous forests surrounding Knysna offer a wide range of opportunities to explore. Overnight hiking trails include: Outeniqua Trail Harkerville Coastal Hiking Trail Otter...