Ask any hiker – there’s no better way to see the countryside than to walk it, and that’s exactly what Knysna & Partners wants you to do in the lush, green town.
The region’s tourism authority is promoting the #WalkKnysna and #WalkSedgefieldZA campaigns in an attempt to get Garden Route locals to explore their own region.
“We live in one of the premier tourist destinations in the country, but many of us have not been tourists in our own town before,” says Elmay Bouwer, chairperson of the organisation. “Let’s walk Knysna together and see the beaches of Sedgefield, visit Judah Square, stroll into the forest, and learn about our historical buildings.”
The initiative falls in line with SA Tourism’s #WeDoTourism project, which aims to get more South Africans to become tourists in their own country.
Knysna & Partners has arranged several stunning walks that very in distance. Bookings can be made at www.visitknysna.co.za.
“SAT CEO Sisa Ntshona said during the launch of Tourism Month that we are in a tight economic environment and tourism is one of the sectors that can pull us out,” adds Bouwer. “He has urged each province to find what is unique about their region and how it could contribute to tourism. So that is what we are doing in Knysna.”