Five things to do in Knysna and surrounds, while staying at Portland Manor

Posted by Portland Manor on Mon September 11, 2017 in Portland Manor.

Built in the 1800s, Portland Manor, a country manor which overlooks the beautiful seaside town of Knysna, has provided a home away from home for weary travellers and holidaymakers on the picturesque hills of Rheenendal for decades. This history has made the establishment inseparable from the Garden Route’s evergreen vegetation, diverse wildlife and birdlife, golden sandy beaches and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Aside from great country cuisine and the atmosphere at our pub, there’s plenty of activities to indulge in or around our country estate. For now, let’s stick to five things to do while staying at Portland Manor.
1. Monkeyland

Situated in Plettenberg Bay, just an hour away from us, Monkeyland provides the ultimate primate experience. From the Baby Vervet Monkey to the Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur, the primate sanctuary allows you to interact with variety of species, and the bonus is our guest’s receive a 10% discount.

2. Mountain Biking

Portland Manor  is surrounded by mountain biking trails such as the Homtini Mountain Biking Trail and Harkerville Mountain Biking Trails. Ride through scenic Knysna’s Goudveld Forest, and experience the exhilaration only our location can offer.

3. Horseriding

Our country estate and nearby hamlet of Rheenendal offer plenty of horse riding opportunities. Take a horse riding tour through our farm as the tranquility of country life.

4. Birds of Eden

Whether you’re a birding enthusiast or not, Birds of Eden will expose to the boundless beauty of birdlife. Located in the beautiful forest of Plettenberg Bay, an hour away from us, the birds sanctuary offers a 10% to our guests.

5. Lawn Wood Lake

What would country life be without the joys of tranquil waters? Well, at Portland Manor, you can enjoy fishing, waterskiing or canoeing at the Lawn Wood Lake.

Other activities

  • Hiking
  • Golfing
  • Knysna Elephant Park