This is a beautiful picnic site! Situated down in a valley, deep in the forest next to a cool forest stream, what more do you want? There are lots of picnic sites next to the stream and in the forest and if you arrive and everybody else who loves it is already there, don’t worry, just go on to the extension! (take the road to the left as you reach the picnic site before crossing the bridge).
There is a stream flowing through the are ideal for the youngsters to play in so take their swim wear along. There is also the Jubilee Creek walk to a waterfall and swimming hole, 3km return.
Facilities: Wooden tables and benches, braai (fire) facilities, water and bush toilets.
Managed by: SANParks
Permits/Costs: Permits obtainable from the Goudveld entrance gate at Bibby’s Hoek.
Contact Numbers: Thesen Island Office – 044 302 5600
Entrance boom – 044 389 0252
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 53.312 E22 57.916
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.