Knysna & Partners launched its #WalkKnysna campaign for Tourism Month with a very informative walk along Swartvlei beach to Gericke’s Point on Saturday 9 September. Walkers were guided by Mark Dixon of Garden Route Trail who is a wealth of information about the intertidal zone and rock pools of Gericke’s Point and the aquatic organisms living here.
The second walk, a fascinating tour of the Rastafarian Community, took place on Tuesday 12 September and was thoroughly enjoyed by an enthusiastic group who had never been to Judah Square before. The tour included a visit to the community’s Educare Centre which accommodates over 40 pre-school children from the area.
The next walk, on Thursday, 21 September is a forest walk with Meagan Vermaas of Forest Guided Tours who will guide walkers along the Jubilee Creek Waterfall Route, a total distance (there and back) of 3,6 km. There is no charge for the walk and entrance to Jubilee Creek is free, courtesy of SANParks for Tourism Month.
Chairperson of Knysna & Partners said: “We are having lots of fun being tourists in our own town for Tourism Month and supporting South African Tourism’s campaign, #WeDoTourism. We look forward to seeing you on the next walk!”
The Knysna & Partners Tourism Month programme also includes two Heritage Day festivals on 24 September – the Sedgefield Craft Beer & Braai Festival at the Sedgefield Village Green, and the Annual DCT Heritage Dam Event at Dam se Bos Sports Ground.