Our Recommended Attractions and Activities along the Garden Route
Forest Edge Nature Lovers Retreat has networked with so many amazing people in our years of being in the Tourism Industry and the Garden Route Community. With tourism being affected in such a huge way since the arrival of the pandemic, we have decided to feature some of our favourite Attractions and Activities along the Garden Route. All these Attractions and Activities have been tried and tested by ourselves and we are sure that visiting or enjoying any of these will make your visit to Knysna and the Garden Route a memorable and fun one. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
The Garden Route has so much to offer people from all walks of life, and one of the thing that makes the place we call home so magical. We have written various blogs about activites, tours and attractions. We have a list of other things to do on the website and have a information wall at our reception office or find the brochures and information book in your cabin when staying with us.
Sirocco Restaurant is situated on the water’s edge at Thesen Island in Knysna. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and offers lovely views of the lagoon, while enjoying a delicious meal. All the meals are freshly prepared and plated beautifully. The drinks menu offers some fantastic wine and cocktail options , alcoholic and non-alcoholic .The staff are very attentive and provide a very enjoyable overall dining experience.
To book call: +27 44 382 4874
Ocean Sailing Charters is family-owned business offering people the opportunity to set sail on the Lagoon and out to sea on either one of their Catamarans or their Cruiser Boat. You can enjoy a glass of bubbly and have a bite to eat while enjoying the beautiful scenery or enjoy supping, fishing, snorkeling depening on the package you book. The Skipper is very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife.
To book call: +27 767 610 353
This Restaurant is very unique and different as it offers such a huge variety of meals from the oysters which they are well known for, to Mexican dishes. The service and ambience is fantastic. This is not all, the restaurant has a well-stocked store that sells sweets and delicacies from around the world, including spices, sauces and condiments alongsite a huge selection of wine and gifting.
To book call: +27 44 382 7331
The Garden Route has a huge variety of vegetation making it one of most amaizing places in South Africa. Tim Carr offers Pelagic tours out to sea, Forest Walks as well as Birding along the Estuaries and the surrounding Mountainous areas. He has over 20 years of experience in Guiding and Birding and has done so in various African Countries. He is a fantastic guide, humble person and extremely knowledgeable about our local Garden Route birds, vegetation and wildlife.
To book: +27 716 834 133
Wilderness River Safari’s is the perfect way to experience the Touw River or the Island Lake. You will have beautiful views of birdlife and breathtaking scenery while enjoying nature and the fresh air. They have many different options available to suite everyones needs and can customise a trip for you. You can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset or just enjoy what Wilderness has to offer from the water. To book: +27 448821207 or +27 82 440 9807
If you love mountain biking then this one is for you. The Garden Route Trail Park offers tracks for all skill levels of Mountain Bike Riding. Escape into the Forest and enjoy the Garden Route to the fullest. The Park is nestled at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains and the Karatara river Gorge, between George and Knysna. They are open from dawn to dusk so you can enjoy it at any time of the day. To book: email@example.com
Ocean Odyssey is a family owned business offering marine tours and adventures. You can set out to sea to do Whale and Dolphin watching or enjoy a Pelagic tour with a very experienced bird guide. Johannes the Skipper is a Registered Site Guide for Marine and Coastal Whale Watching, and is very knowledable with a touch of humor making a trip out to sea with him a wonderful overall experience. Safety comes first and these activities are for all ages. To book: +27 44 382 0321
Knysna Gin Company is based in the industrial area in Knysna. What makes this Gin so special? It is made from nine natural botanicals including the Num Num berry which is the Knysna Loerie’s favourite treat. They do daily Gin tastings and distillery tours and a great cocktail bar for locals and tourists alike. The Gin also makes for a perfect gift to take back home. To Book: +27 81 722 2715