Everyone knows the Garden Route is beautiful. And there’s so much to do that you could pack in three activities a day for two weeks and still barely scratch the surface. On a recent trip back to the Knysna/Sedgefield area we discovered
7 things to do at Blackwaters River Lodge, Garden Route.
My favourite place in the early morning was on the bench on the wooden deck where I could watch a Knysna turaco fly past or a family of vervet monkeys rustle and bounce through the trees. At night the air was filled with the soothing calls of river frogs.
7 things to do
1. Join a friend or family member to play 9 holes on the par 3 mashie golf course at Blackwaters River Lodge. Don’t worry if you don’t have your clubs with you, you can hire them on the spot.
2. Take one of the lodge’s single or double canoes for a short paddle on the river. Or get serious and go all the way down the river to the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the sea about 11km away. You can arrange for a pickup if you’re not up for the return trip under your own steam.
5. Order a picnic basket from the restaurant and sit under a shady tree on the banks of the river to enjoy it.
7. Sprawl on the lawns and watch a Big Screen movie in the open air on Wednesdays and Saturdays during summer.
Note: We were guests of Blackwaters River Lodge for two nights but the opinions are mine.
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