We drove straight to Knysna were we stayed 4 days. The local tourist office had pamphlets on different kinds of accommodations. We went to see the Protea Hotel on the waterfront and it had small rooms for 1000 with no view. The bed and breakfast recommended looked very old from the outside and uninviting. The nice places seemed to be up on the hills or in the outskirts of town and in Leisure Island. We like to be in town, so we decided to look at a self catering. We choose a one bedroom for 700 rand. It was unit 19 with a view of the restaurants and a bit of mountains across the canal. It had a comfortable queen bed, a large bathroom with separate shower (you have to have your own amenities) TV, disk player, iron, hair dryer, enough kitchen pots and pans to actually cook a meal, nice plates and stuff, paper towels, napkins, microwave, there was coffee, sugar and cream. We had a small living room, a counter for 2 and a large balcony with a small table for 4, a couple of chairs and an umbrella. There is also a BBQ. It has a washing machine and a dryer that needs the door hook repaired. We had good meals at the Italian restaurants, Mario and Limoncelo in the waterfront quays. We did the cruise of the bay with a nice glass of white wine and a plate of oysters. The Birds of Eden was a great place to visit, you see the birds really close and you can see them flying around, no cages! We spent almost 6 hours there, if the weather had been good we would have stayed longer. We were in town on a Saturday so visited the Sedgerfiel Saturday market. Almost all the vendors and buyers were white. Lovely produce and all kinds of good stuff to eat. Outside they have all kinds of crafts. Ate at the Quay 4 restaurant that had a special on Oysters and a great view. It was worth driving to the point and all around the Town and the islands. Everything closed Saturday afternoon. Sunday nothing but the supermarket and some restaurants open, they also don’t sell alcohol in a lot of places. We took a drive to lovely Belvedere, Brenton on the sea and Buffalo Bay, then we went all the way to Oudtshoorn through George, to the Congo Caves. They are the largest in Africa and very impressive. We had late Lunch at one of the Baron houses now converted in to a restaurant and B&B almost in front of the museum that was closed on Sunday. We follow our wonderful map that showed a main road back the other way. It was only a mayor road for a short time and then we went through the forest in the mountains for about 2 hours! Anything that in not marked as a highway is actually a dirt road in different conditions!