The Garden Route|
The warm Indian Ocean and an abundance of inland water surfaces offer endless opportunities for bathing, boating, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, angling, diving and watching birds. Golf, bowls, tennis and hiking are other popular forms of recreation in this area.
The Garden Route has a well developed tourism infrastructure. Accommodation is plentiful and varied, from upmarket hotels to chalets, cottages, flats, caravan parks, and a myriad of informal bed and breakfast establishments. Coach tours provide an excellent means of exploring the area.
The combination of a delightful climate and spectacular scenic attractions has contributed greatly to the international acclaim that the Garden Route enjoys.
Knysna has approx. 50.000 permanent residents and is an expression of real South Africa with excellent food, tasty wines, nightlife, fishing opportunities, and wonderful weather.
Combine historic with modern, vibrancy with tranquility, energy with restfulness and you have the Mecca of Southern Africa, the pearl on the lagoon opening through the awesome Heads into the Indian Ocean.
The western headland and the hills which dip down to the north to the Knysna lagoon on one side and south to the lovely beach lapped by the Indian Ocean on the other were called Brenton in honour of Vice-Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton who came to the Cape from Britain in 1815 as Naval Commissioner during the Napoleonic Wars. Brenton and Belvidere were originally part of the farm Uitzicht owned by Solomon Terblans who sold it to Hendrik Barnard. George Rex bought Uitzicht from Hendrik Barnard in 1830. He later sold Uitzicht to his son-in-law, Lieutenant Thomas Henry Duthie. The name Uitzicht was changed, a part of the farm being called Belvidere, and part later receiving the name Brenton.
Brenton-on-Sea offers safe beaches, paragliding, fishing and a beautiful view from the town to Buffelsbaai across the bay.
Things to do
Whether your preference is to play golf, visit on of the many picturesque places, go shopping or relaxation by the pool - there are something for everyone.
Brenton On Sea is a 7 km nice beach that is just minutes away.
This area is a golfer's paradise. Visit one of the various PGA registered golf-courses along our beautiful coastline. There are many golf courses in the area. The closest golf course is in Knysna, 15 min drive from the villa.
Visit a Game farm just a few minutes outside of George and watch the crocodiles feed. Visit one or more of the world-famous ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn.
Touch leopards at a wildlife ranch. Get up close and personal with the inhabitants of Monkey Land. Visit the Cheetah farm, the Knysna Elephant Park and see the Knysna Seahorses in the Knysna Lagoon. Go to one of the many Nature Reserves in and around the Knysna area.