Mission 50- Visit the Knysna Heads and Stay at Oyster Creek Lodge

Mission 50- Visit the Knysna Heads and Stay at Oyster Creek Lodge

"The Knysna Heads is a spectacular feature welcoming boats into the lagoon (estuary) where two points perhaps once joined. This was the perfect place to wave goodbye to the burning star and in the distance I could see a ferry sailing afar whilst the beacon rotated its warning light."

Just 64km from George is a coastal paradise along the Garden Route that has been named one of the Top 100 destinations in the World. Knysna is a picturesque town with the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous rain forests, rivers, lakes, breathtaking coastlines and the home to spectacular wildlife including elephants. Located on the banks of a ‘Featherbed’ estuary, Knysna is an ecological delight for any holidaymaker or traveller.

Driving from the George airport, I couldn’t help but wonder why there was a warm sensation coming from the rented SUV seat beneath my buttocks? It wasn’t long before I was trying to lift myself off the leather base like something resembling pelvic floor exercises because it was so burning hot, toasting what was soon going to be a non-existent b-hind. Car Electronic Seat Warmers are very challenging obstacles to control especially if the ‘off’ switch is nowhere in sight.

Knysna

Arriving in the coastal town, I made my way to Oyster Creek Lodge which is situated right on the shores of the tranquil estuary offering any traveller a 360 degree view of the natural environment. It wasn’t long before I was escorted to my wooden cabin that boasted a double volume comfortable room with a relaxing atmosphere. A bottle of champagne awaited my toast to a beautiful weekend ahead and I couldn’t help but notice the enormous bathtub that was surrounded by candles on its very own mini wooden deck.

Knysna- Oyster Creek Lodge Knysna- Oyster Creek Lodge

Stepping out, I was in awe of the setting and the salty air that felt so welcoming clinging to the gentle wind. I spotted a fireplace in the communal lounge that would soon become a center for meeting other travellers like myself. I was in a wooden paradise and I wanted to capture every moment.

Travelling to the Knysna Heads, I was shadowed by the sun that was slowly setting whilst the lagoon attracted and displayed its rays on the peaceful surface. Finding the entrance to the Heads at Coney Glen was a somewhat interesting experience. For some reason, I thought the little hole in the middle of the bush was the path leading to my destination. I took my chosen path and ended up in a thick bush wondering why no one had ever created it into a designated paved walkway. I got my hair caught in branches and scrapped my back under extended twigs trying to move quickly in case an unexpected creature happen to enclose on my territory.

Knysna

Awaiting my arrival can only be described as a view that I had never experienced before. I overlooked the ocean that brushed up on the shore a white foam and carelessly engulfed some of the protruding rock structures that completed the remarkable setting. After absorbing the scenery, I started making my way back through the jungle towards my parked vehicle when I noticed an interesting entrance a few meters away…

Knysna Coney Viewpoint

It was the official entrance for the Knysna Heads Coney Glen view and it was paved! I’m completely convinced someone quickly built it there whilst I was trekking through the wilderness because I never noticed it there before. The gentleman who was standing outside his garage watching my bizarre behaviour did seem quite suspicious. Hehe

The Knysna Heads is a spectacular feature welcoming boats into the lagoon (estuary) where two points perhaps once joined. This was the perfect place to wave goodbye to the burning star and in the distance I could see a ferry sailing afar whilst the beacon rotated its warning light. The waters below held onto so many stories of boats that sunk through its rocky and treacherous opening.

Knysna Coney Viewpoint

The following morning I awoke to a delicious breakfast cooked by Esther and Clive whose hospitality exceeded my expectations. Their passion and devoted attention to detail made my stay so enjoyable and memorable.

Knysna- Oyster Creek Lodge View

I would like to personally thank JH Group and Leigh Myles-Rohroff from Oyster Creek Lodge for inviting me to experience their superb accommodation. Knysna is breathtakingly beautiful, words cannot closely describe its magnificence and waking up to its view every morning made it that much more special!


If you would like to find out more about Oyster Creek Lodge in Knysna then check out: Oyster Creek Lodge Website

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