Scenic routes and drives

Although the entire area of Nature’s Valley is scenic, below are some spectacular short or day trips. Some of these places can be accessed by a short, easy walk.
* Indicates picnic spots

NAME/ROUTE COMMENTS
R102 Bloukrans Pass (Nature’s Valley)* Indigenous forests and valleys
Nature’s Valley Village Dune vegetation, forest and fynbos
Marine Drive. Turn off R102 at Bloukrans Forestry Station* Circular drive, panoramic views of Storms River to Plettenberg Bay and Formosa Peak.
R102 Grootrivier Pass (Nature’s Valley)* Indigenous forests, valleys and ancient yellowwood trees
Garden of Eden Picnic site, circular walk and Big Tree
The Big Tree (Storms River Gorge) An 800 – year old Yellow Wood giant
R340 Plettenberg Bay to Kruisvallei* Excellent vantage point to view the Tsitsikamma and Wynandskraal mountains
Heidehof (The Crags)  
N2 Tollgate (Storms River) World’s highest commercial bungee jumping at 216m
Harkerville to Kranshoek (Plettenberg Bay)* Indigenous forests, views overlooking cliffs & sea
Stinkhout Draai, 2 km east of Garden of Eden Indigenous forest drive
Aventura Eco Resort (Plettenberg Bay)  
Forest Hall  
R399; Prince Alfred’s Pass, Knysna to Diepwalle* Mountain views along historical pass. Indigenous forests, good view spot at Spitskop, 933 m high
Goosemarsh  
The Old Cape Road to Kom se Pad (Knysna)* Mountain and indigenous forests
Prince Alfred’s Pass – Bloukrans Pass Unique pass amid indigenous forests
Plettenberg Bay Arts & Crafts Route Historical Route
Gold Rush Route Now a ghost town, 1876 gold-rush town Millwood still has remains of old buildings, street signs, a graveyard and mine shafts. The Millwood hiking trail covers 5,6 km in this area.

For scenic train trips see Trains
For car rental see Car Rental & Coaches

forest drive

Forest Drive, Nature’s Valley village

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