Jubilee Creek is still my favorite picnic site in the Knysna forest. The picnic site is situated on the banks of Millwood Creek, a cool forest stream lazily flowing through the area. This is an ideal day outing for the family, young and old. Take swim wear for the kids and a blanket to catch a nap on the grass. There is a beautiful pool at the end of the hike to swim in.
Distance: 3.6km, out-and-back.
Managed by: SANParks
Permits obtainable from the Goudveld entrance gate at Bibby’s Hoek.
Goudveld Forestry Station – 044 389 0252
Thesen Island Office – 044 302 5600
Directions: From Knysna take the N2 towards George, 8km out take the Rheenendal turnoff to the right. Follow this road for 12.6km and take the Bibby’s Hoek / Millwood Gold Fields turnoff to the right (becomes gravel just after the turn). You will reach a four way crossing with a boom, sign in and pay here. Sometime out of season this boom is open and unmanned. Follow the Jubilee Creek directions to the Jubilee Creek picnic site, 10km.
Coordinates: S33 53.310 E22 58.005
Other: The water in the streams are drinkable, the dark colour is due to the tannins and humic acids from the leaves on the forest floor.
Please preserve our environment for our posterity by not littering.