Top Choice Museum in Mossel Bay

Dias Museum Complex

This excellent museum includes the spring from which Bartholomeu Dias watered the postal tree, the 1786 Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie; VOC) granary, a shell museum (with some interesti…
Museum in George

George Museum

George was the hub of the indigenous timber industry and, thus, this museum contains a wealth of related artefacts.
Nature Reserve in Buffalo Bay

Goukamma Nature Reserve

This reserve is accessible from the Buffalo Bay road, and protects 14km of rocky coastline, sandstone cliffs, dunes covered with coastal fynbos and forest, and Groenvlei, a large freshwater lake. The nature reserve …
Brewery in Knysna

Mitchell’s Brewery

South Africa’s oldest microbrewery has moved to bright, new premises on the edge of the lagoon. You can join a tour, or just taste their range of English-style beers in the beer garden. Pub meals (R45 to R70) are al…
Wildlife Encounter in Knysna to Plettenberg Drive Bay

Knysna Elephant Park

Sadly, it’s extremely unlikely that you will see the last remaining wild elephants that live in Knysna’s forests, but you are sure to see some if you head to Knysna Elephant Park, 22km east of Knysna off the N2. Her…
Wildlife Reserve in Plettenberg Bay


This very popular attraction helps rehabilitate wild monkeys that have been in zoos or private homes. The walking safari through a dense forest and across a 128m-long rope bridge is superb. A combo ticket with Birds…
Park in Garden Route

Robberg Nature & Marine Reserve

This reserve, 9km southeast of Plettenberg Bay, protects a 4km-long peninsula with a rugged coastline of cliffs and rocks. There are three circular walks of increasing difficulty, but it’s very rocky and not for the…
Bird Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay

Birds of Eden

This is one of the world’s largest free-flight aviaries with a 200-sq-m dome over the forest. A combo ticket with Monkeyland costs R280/140 per adult/child.
Lighthouse in Mossel Bay

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

There are wonderful views from the lighthouse. Sadly, the St Blaize Cave, dating back to the Stone Age era, is rather neglected and frequented by vandals.
Museum in George

Outeniqua Transport Museum

The starting point and terminus for journeys on the Outeniqua Power Van, this museum is worth a visit if you’re interested in trains. A dozen locomotives and 15 carriages, as well as many detailed models, have found…