Day 5 of 16 Cape Town to Victoria Falls 2018
Leaving the Gondwana Safari park
It’s a short, easy and breezy day today, which is excellent news as it means we can spend a bit more time taking advantage of our beautiful safari lodge.
We leave mid-morning with the rangers who are here again to escort us safely out of the reserve and back onto the gravelly roads. KNYSNA – we’re leaving the Gondwana Safari park.. KNYSNA – we’re leaving the Gondwana Safari park.
Pleasant country gravel tracks
Our first 20km of pleasant gravel roads take us to Hartenbos, where we then join the N2 – South Africa’s national road that runs along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Following alongside the coastline for more of a wild ride through the wilderness, we arrive at a quaint little shopping area with tasty snacks and beautiful spots to sit and have our lunch. After a quick refuel and a good feed we enjoy a further 50km of more sweeping sections of gravel roads until we rejoin the N2 for the last 10km into the beautiful marina town of Knysna.
South Africa’s largest and oldest indigenous
Knysna is situated between one of South Africa’s largest and oldest indigenous forests and Knysna’s famous natural lagoon. It is renowned for South African’s most impressive coastal geological feature- the Knysna Heads. These two giant sandstone cliffs guard the entrance to the lagoon, shielding it from the rough seas of the Indian Ocean. The lagoon is one of the few places in the world home to an oyster hatchery and said to have the tastiest oysters you’ll ever eat! So if you’re an oyster fan, you must give them a try!
Sweeping the pleasant gravel roads to Hartenbos
As we arrive into Knysna Quays there is a lively buzz that fills the marina. Apart from it’s outstanding natural beauty, Knysna is a very popular destination with South Africans for it’s quirky shops and great places to eat. If you’re thinking of buying some souvenirs for yourself or your loved ones back home, here is the place to do it!
Tonight we’ll be taking you to a fabulous restaurant right on the waterfront
Our hotel overlooks the beautiful lagoon so you can enjoy a few peaceful evening drinks on your balcony before we enter the main hub of Knysna for dinner. We hope you’re hungry, because tonight we’ll be taking you to a fabulous restaurant right on the waterfront to taste some of the exquisite delicacies Knysna has to offer.
A smooth ride to Knysna
Our hotel for 2 nights
Marina on the lagoon