There are excellent short walking trails, some suitable for wheelchairs, and hikes in the Knysna forests north and east of town; book walking trails and collect maps and information at this regional office of SANPar…
Based at the museum, the tourism office arranges hiking permits. There's also a self-guided walking tour brochure for sale (R25) or if you prefer to cycle, grab a map of the local routes and rent a bike (R200 per da…
The staff are extremely helpful. Pick up the excellent brochure Historical Stellenbosch on Foot (R10), with a walking-tour map and information on many of the historic buildings (also available in French and German).
Opposite the old jail, dating from 1808, which doubles as the town’s museum. Ask about the historical walkabout (R50), a one-hour guided tour of South Africa's seventh-oldest town.
Although this is not the main tourism office (which is north of the centre), this branch is in a much more convenient location. Staff are exceptionally helpful.
Staff are enthusiastic and helpful. They have information on the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond.
North of the town centre, this helpful office has a large supply of information about the area, including walks and drives in the surrounding hills, and can book accommodation.
Staff can provide you with a map of the area’s scenic walks (R40) and issue permits (R40) for hikes in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, as well as book accommodation.
A fairly helpful office where you can pick up a pamphlet detailing a historic walk around the town. Opening hours are slightly shorter between May and October.
Staff are very friendly and can help with accommodation bookings. Pick up a brochure detailing a self-guided walking tour of historic Mossel Bay.