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One of the most beautiful places on earth, the Garden Route along the southern edge of Africa, is a lush extravagance of nature. Majestic mountains merge with rolling green hills and valleys clad in indigenous forests lying alongside tranquil lakes and rivers flowing languidly towards the sea, where waves break on sun-drenched beaches, below dramatic cliffs.

Cradled in its picturesque setting the vibrant town of Knysna is hailed as the Jewel of the Garden Route. Surrounded by forests and nestled alongside an immense azure lagoon, rising and falling with the pull of the tide through a deep channel carved between two towering headlands, Knysna provides an alluring synthesis of modern amenities, discerning cultural sophistication and an easy-going outdoor lifestyle.

From Plettenberg Bay / Knysna C.B.D: When leaving Knysna on the Main Street (N2), turn right into Old Cape Road (around 200m from the Waterfront Drive traffic lights).

From George / Sedgefield:
Drive towards Knysna, over the white bridge, and the length of the Lagoon road. Turn left into Old Cape Road after the Welbedacht turn-off.

From the turn-off:
Follow Old Cape Road away from the Lagoon for approximately 3.5km. At the traffic circle bear right (opposite the Eastford entrance) and follow the road up to the Simola Hotel entrance (approximately 2km from the circle).