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Dec 22, 2013 - Knysna

22 on to Knaysna via City to City bus (Baz not running today) and found a full-on Indian tuk-tuk to take me to hostel, Knaysna Backpackers! Baz does a door to door service! So nice! 23 Knaysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve and lagoon trip, home to rare seahorses!

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Mar 27, 2013 - Knysna

Today we travelled onto Knysna from Port Elizabeth. We visited the Tsitsikamma forest which is a national park where the mountains meet the sea. The scenery and bush reminds you very much of New Zealand, quite a scenic coastline. The town of Knysna is very touristy but has its shanty shacks on the outskirts. We are staying at Knysna Hollow which is just out of the town but is like Hippo Hollow where we stayed with little huts with thatched roofs spread around lovely gardens and a few pools, quite relaxing. Tomorow we are off to the Cango...

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Jul 20, 2012 - Day 28 Knysna

After a nice dinner with Peters old friend from Nairobi "Red Mike" and wife Sheila we woke up the next morning to nice weather and headed for Buffalo Beach - from there we went to the heads and a nice lunch at 34's on the Marina. We left the girls home alone and all adults went for dinner. Headed for St. Francis Bay Day 28 Morning By Thomas

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Jul 19, 2012 - Day 27 Stellenbosch to Knysna

Quick breakfast at Knoerhoek - then off to pick Peters car and the kids at Gordon's Bay - We drove through beautiful fields and mountains to finally reach Mossel Bai for late Lunch - A lot was expected from the garden route but for sure we are here at the wrong time of the year. We will stick around here tomorrow and identify activities. By Thomas

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May 16, 2012 - Knyzna and the Rastafarian Village

I booked the township tour for the next morning. I was the only one on tour. The guide took up to a purer part of the township. There we started the tour. He took me to the high school, the kindergarten, through the township to the Rastafarian village and than to a local pub for a beer. The tour was very interesting. I learned a lot about township life and met some of the people. On our way he dropped me off where Sister Kerri of the Rastafarians worked and I arranged a homestay for that night. I spend the rest of the afternoon around...

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Hakuna Matata

Oct 18, 2011 - Knysna

Op weg naar Knysna pikken we weer de zotte bende (Katja-Ned.,Hannah-UK,Ashley-UK) op. Ze gaan bungeejumpen in Storms River. Het is de hoogste bungee van een brug (216 m). Ze willen mij overtuigen om mee te gaan, maar dat is iets dat ik nooit zal doen. Ik geef liever mijn geld aan iets dat langer duurt en waar ik meer geniet van heb. Het was wel weer leuk om ze terug te zien. Knysna is een rijk, klein vakantiestadje met grote villa's en dure winkels. Ik ga met Hannah (USA) en de man van de BP naar de pub 's avonds. Om 2am liggen we in ons...

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Oct 10, 2011 - Monkeys and Cheetahs

Today we're off to Monkeyland and Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary. We opted to take a slight detour and check out Plettenberg Bay... again we had been told it's nice and worth seeing. We followed the signs to the 'lookout' which basically was a dead end that overlooked the channel.. but then again, we only saw the sign once, after that you're on your own so who knows if it was the official look out or not. We drove out of there and came to the first beach.... it didn't look good. It had a boardwalk and a tavern which seemed nice but the beach...

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Oct 9, 2011 - Walking with Elephants

This morning we attempted to venture out to the heads. These are two large sandstone (I think) cliffs that form the entry into the bay of Knysna. Following what we thought were directions to the top, we ended up at the bottom... of course. We did some exploring in this area before hopping back in the car and trying again to find the top. We decided to make a random right hand turn which just happened to lead us in the right direction. The view from the top of the cliff was amazing overlooking Knysna and surrounding suburbs then out to the...

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Apr 1, 2011 - Knysna Accommodation

Knysna is a top tourist attraction. Travellers from all over South Africa and abroad come to Knysna because of its unsurpassed beauty. Visitors to Knysna can enjoy many activities such as enjoying a boat trip over the Knysna lagoon with the Feather bed Company, walking with elephants at the Knysna elephant park or taking a relaxing walk through the Knysna forest. Knysna has many activities and attractions to enjoy. Finding Knysna is as easy as following the N2 road from anywhere in South Africa. Along the way travellers will pass through...

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Sep 3, 2010 - Knysna

Tolle Restaurants an der Waterfront, schoener Hafen mit teuren Yachten und wunderbar eingebetteter Natur ringsum. Ansonsten: Disneyland, 1 natuerliche Lagune, wie aus dem Bilderbuch, ein Rueckzugsort reicher Pensionisten, nett fuer 1 Nachmittagscafe, sonst doch sehr kuenstlich, alles. Nur bergauf stadtauswaerts beginnen die Barrackensiedlungen der (auch hier) mehrheitlich bitterarmen, fast ausschliesslich, schwarzen Bevoelkerung...mit Blick auf die kuenstliche Minioase Knysna mit den fuer suedafrikanische Verhaeltnisse ueblichen...

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Apr 23, 2010 - Garden Tour Day 2

South Africa Garden Tour Day 2 - Friday Breakfast was at Mario's across the quay, accompanied by opera music and singing. On Friday, Gary drove us to the Storms River mouth which is very beautiful. We hiked about an hour or so, to the suspension bridges (pedestrian) which gave us terrific views of crashing waves. (Lots of steps, both up and down - our legs ached later - better here than in Zambia!) There was a good restaurant here where we had lunch. By the way, there are very few tourists which is said to be unusual, and the result of the...

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Apr 22, 2010 - Garden Tour Day 1

South Africa Garden Tour Thursday After a sleepless night of selecting the components to replace some of the camera equipment that was stolen, Tom was ready to go to a nearby camera shop. It took about an hour to get a new Canon 5D Mark II and lens, plus a telephoto and close-up kit. We did a lot of driving today to get us to Knysna where the "Garden Tour" begins. There are no gardens on this tour and Gary did not know where the name came from. The countryside is very beautiful and there are some stretches where sheep graze on the hills....

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