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Kranshoek Picnic Site

See it all! Some of the best views in the Garden Route. Indigenous forest and breath taking coastal landscapes make for a truly relaxing and beautiful picnic experience. There are also two hiking trails starting from this picnic spot, the 1km Forest Flora Trail and the 5/9km Kranshoek Trail. There are a number of wooden benches each with its own fire place, ablution facilities and running water. Take a blanket, ball, kids and a picnic basket and go spend the day…oh yes, don’t forget your camera!

Facilities: Wooden tables, ablutions, drinking water, fire places.

Managed by: SANParks

Permits/Costs: Permits are obtainable from the boom gate. If the gate is unmanned, please take a self-issue permit.

Contact Numbers: Thesen Island Office – 044 302 5600

Directions: From Knysna, take the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay. At the Sasol petrol station, about 17km out, turn right and follow the gravel road for 1.7km and turn right, follow this road for 4.2km to the Kranshoek Picnic Site.

Coordinates: S34 04.702 E23 13.672

Other:  The water in the streams are safe, 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.