Facilities and activities

Protea Wilds Retreat Gourmet Picnic Spot

We are pleased to announce an exciting new activity at Protea Wilds Retreat: Our Guided Walk through some of South Africas most spectacular followed up by a Gourmet Picic.

An easy, level walk on the property (270 hectares) with plenty of indigenous plant species and Fynbos, bird life, insects and spectacular views. If you lucky you might even see small mammals like caracal and bush buck.

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The Fynbosskerm is about 10 - 30 metres away, to the front and side of the units. It has a large fully equipped kitchen, very spacious dining/breakfast room (seating for 10, 8 and 6) and lounge with a fireplace and DSTV with most popular channels (MNet. movie – and sport channels, SABC and ETV, as well as a few added like Kyknet and Series). It leads onto a pool deck with solar heated splash pool. Large communal or private bbq's available. Breathtaking views from all locations.

These facilities can be used by groups exclusively (self catering or with breakfast that we serve) or individuals can also have breakfast here if booked extra.

Relax in the lounge with separate seating areas and huge windows to enjoy the view, leading to a deck with the pool. A fireplace, coal stove and heaters will provide heating in winter. Firewood supplied, please bring own Blits & Charcoal.

Go on a guided walk with our expert resident guide, horticulturist and birder of note, Karen.

Laze around the solar heated pool (deck with magnificent views) or for the more adventurous, take a hike down to the Bitou River and swim there. Other hiking routes are also available on the farm. Bring your mountain bike and explore the mountain bike routes on the farm and the trail through the Knysna forest a few kilometers away.

Forest horse rides and quad bike rides available on a neighboring farm . See another neighbour milking hundreds of cows a day (buy your milk there if you want) or book a sumptuous cheese and local wine tasting.

Pick your own bunch of Protea and Fynbos. Order a picnic basket and enjoy at your leisure.

There are so many activities in the Knysna/Plettenberg bay, including:
Plettenberg Bay, Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay unspoiled beaches. Township Tours, Transfers, Art Galleries, Museums, Wooden custom/handmade furniture. Birds of Eden, Canoeing and Kayaking, Community experience, Cycling/Bicycle hire, Diving, Elephant Park/Sanctuary, Ferries, Fishing Charters, Forest Trips, Game Reserves and Game drives, Golf, Hiking, Horse riding, Mampoer Distillery Tour, Mitchell’s Brewery, Monkeyland, Paragliding, Quad biking, Saturday Farmers Market, Scenic Flights, Shark Cage Diving, Skydiving, Surf Schools, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours And Woodcutters Journey, Water sports, Waterslides, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting, Wildlife Awareness Centre, Yachting etc. Please see the Links page for more info.