The KNYSNA forest areas are so naturally beautiful and practically beg us to take time out and just relax.  Visiting the Millwood Forests where gold was mined many years ago, will give you a feeling of stepping back in time as you seem to walk into a scene that's part of Dalene Matthee story "Circles in the forest".   Evidence of elephants roaming the forest is available so if you spend lots of time on forest walks, you might not need to visit the local Elephant Park or Sanctuary!  A variety of different boat trips are available on the Knysna lagoon and the lagoon beach areas are perfect for sundowner picnics.  Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay is connected by a 7km stretch of beach and is only 20min's drive from Knysna.   TSITSIKAMMA is a khoi word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. The area stretches from the Bloukrans River (where the Bloukrans Bridge is which is well known for the highest bungee in the world) in the west to the Tsitsikamma River in the east.  On the north side the plateau is bordered  by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean. The vast indigenous forest consists of commercial plantation and Fynbos. A place of natural beauty with deep river gorges that cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea.  Explore one of these spectacular gorges by boat when you visit the Stormsriver mouth at the Tsitsikamma National Park.