Top Choice Museum in Mossel Bay

Dias Museum Complex

This excellent museum offers insight into Mossel Bay's role as an early stomping ground for European sailors. Named for 15th-century Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias, the museum contains the 'post office tree' w…
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 Knysna

Knysna Lagoon

The Knysna Lagoon opens between two sandstone cliffs known as the Heads – once proclaimed by the British Royal Navy to be the most dangerous harbour entrance in the world. There are good views from the eastern head,…
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…
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 (fine bush) and forest, and Groenvlei, a large freshwater lake. The nat…
National Park in Garden Route

Garden Route National Park (Wilderness Section)

Formerly the Wilderness National Park, this section has now been incorporated into the vast and scattered Garden Route National Park along with the Knysna Forests and Tsitsikamma. The park covers a unique system of …
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 even remotely interested in trains. A dozen locomotives and 15 carriages, as well as many detailed mode…
Village in Knysna


Belvidere, 10km from Knysna, is so immaculate it’s positively creepy. But it’s worth a quick look for the beautiful Norman-style Belvidere church that was built in the 1850s by homesick English expats. Further on is…
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 R360/180 per adult/child.
Nature Reserve in Knysna

Featherbed Nature Reserve

You can visit this reserve, which occupies the western head, on a boat trip from the Knysna Waterfront.