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Knysna

Knysna, pearl of the scenic Garden Route (one of South Africa’s main tourist attractions), is situated between George and Plettenberg Bay. Perennially green thanks to a Mediterranean Maritime climate with rain falling throughout the year, Knysna is mantled by indigenous forests extending into the Tsitsikamma National Park area. As far as getting around in Knysna, walking is the best option or rent a bicycle for longer distances. Except the minibuses there is no public transport so you have to take a taxi if you want. Traffic can become extremely busy during the tourist high season and long queues in and out of Knysna are common.

There are plenty of things to see like The Knysna lagoon which is about 18 sq. km and home to at least 200 species of fish is connected with the Indian Ocean through a turbulent channel between “The Heads”, two sandstone cliffs. Tour around on one of several boats or just take a coffee at “the Heads”. You should also visit Pledge Nature Reserve that offers 3.5 km of pathways through scrub forest and hillside fynbos with fine views over the lagoon and is just 500 meters of the town center. It is very nice for a walk in the afternoon. And of course you shouldn’t miss Millwood Gold Fields which is a site of one of the first gold rushes in South Africa. It is a place that you definitely need to check out.

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Sun City, South Africa

Located in North West province of South Africa, Sun City will make you feel like you are spending your holiday in paradise. While in paradise, you will have a choice to choose between of two five-star hotels; The Palace of the Lost City (which forms part of The Leading Hotels of the World) and The Cascades Hotel. If you are not in an opportunity to splurge, there is also a good choice between - the four-star Sun City Hotel and the three-star Cabanas Hotel.

Guests can also enjoy magnificent sporting and recreational facilities including two world class golf courses; The Gary Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course as well as the magical Lost City water-park, The Valley of Waves. The wide choice of conference venues ensure a level of convention and banqueting facilities which few can beat. This place is also known by its gambling sights, it is very attractive to professional gamblers.

The Sun City resort is part of an extended wildlife area where vervet monkeys and Chacma baboons can still roam freely. They should therefore be acknowledged and treated as wild animals. Should they be fed, they will lose their natural fear of humans and become aggressive and dangerous. Anyone caught feeding these animals will be liable to pay a fine. So behave and enjoy the beauty that is offered.

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