Fisanthoek
Whether you are keen to:
 
  • tear up some MTB single track,
  • take a guided walk through a farm where a myriad of fynbos species are rooted,
  • go horse-riding through an indigenous forest
  • or simply relax while quaffing some chilled local Sauvignon Blanc,
  • we suggest you make a point to head just a short drive west of Knysna, to the Fisanthoek area.
  • Here you can do all those things and so much more.
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Kranshoek Coastal Hiking
  • One of the reasons this circular 9km hike is so incredibly rewarding is the continually shifting landscape through which it runs that truly epitomises the natural beauty of the Garden Route.
  • The trail meanders through the old indigenous coastal forest where all sorts of tree specimens can be found rising up from the leaf-littered forest floor; past ferns and fungi; across cola coloured streams; along a pebble strewn beach and over massive lichen-covered boulders.
  • Along most of this hike, the sea is your constant companion.
  • When you step into the cool shade of the forest at the start of the Kranshoek Coastal Hiking Trail, just be warned - for the next four hours or so you will be presented with, not only a serious physical challenge,
  • but also a sweet serenity which is so difficult to find these days.
  • The trail engages all your senses; leaving you feeling both tired and utterly elated.
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Jubilee Creek
 This is a beautiful picnic site!
  • Situated down in a valley, deep in the forest next to a cool forest stream, what more do you want?
  • There are lots of picnic sites next to the stream and in the forest and if you arrive and everybody else who loves it is already there,
  • don't worry, just go on to the extension! (take the road to the left as you reach the picnic site before crossing the bridge).
  • There is a stream flowing through the are ideal for the youngsters to play in so take their swim wear along.
  • There is also the Jubilee Creek walk to a waterfall and swimming hole, 3km return.
  
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The Three Elephant Hiking Trails
When the bush beckons, it's a wonderful idea to hike one of the three Elephant Hiking Trails. All three routes are a scenic delight with clear streams enticing you to stop, rest, explore and just let mysterious beauty of the forest seep into your soul.
 
  • The White Elephant Trail has the most enticing rock pool where you can stop for a picnic and even have a dip in summer. But please be sensitive to the environment. 
  • The Black Elephant Trail pass through both the Ysterhoutrug and King Edward VII picnic sites
  • The Red Elephant Trail crosses a little stream exactly halfway ideal for a lunch stop.
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Knysna.... THE place to be....
Robberg Nature Reserve 
Plett
  Distance: There is a choice of 3 circular routes of increasing distance and difficulty. 
           1. Walk to The Gap and back to the car park, round about 2km.
           2. Walk to The Witsand sand dune and down to The Island and back round about 4km.
           3. The round trip via The Point is 11km and takes four hours or more. 
  • Robberg Nature Reserve offers great walking and hiking trails and is an excellent view site for cliff based whale and dolphin sightings.
  • If you like to live on the wild side, then the Robberg Nature Reserve will appeal to you.
  • The rugged peninsula of Robberg Nature Reserve offers a shot of the great outdoors un-distilled – crashing waves, barking Cape fur seals, stunning scenery and beaches – and that feeling of being far from the madding crowds.
  • It’s worth the effort for the breathtaking views alone.
  • You can see Plettenberg Bay and up the entire coastline to Nature’s Valley.
  
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