About Spitzkop Viewpoint

The Spitzkop viewpoint is the highest point above Knysna. Drive, or hike up there and you will find one of the best panoramic views of the town and outlying areas. Some have described it as the best view in the country.

Spitzkop (also spelled Spitskop) lies on the Prince Alfred Pass, Route 339, that connects Knysna with Avontuur and Uniondale.

Did you know? Drive, or hike up there and you will find one of the best panoramic views of the town and outlying areas.

For those staying in Knysna, reaching Spitzkop is a relatively easy drive to Diepwalle indigenous forest from where you can hike to the viewpoint. Conversely drive further up the R339 and you will soon see the signpost for Spitzkop. Follow the gravel detour from the route off to your left.

If Spitzkop is your destination and you are coming at it from the other side of the pass, then use the junction of the R339 and R340 as your marker. Roughly 8 kilometres or so later you pass the Valley of Ferns picnic spot, and then the signpost to the lookout point.

The gravel detour up to Spitzkop is bumpy and not in good shape, but you don't need a 4X4 to navigate the journey, and the views from the top are worth every bump or dump en route – out over Knysna Heads, across to Plettenberg Bay and the Outeniqua Mountains.

Take a picnic for the top.

The Diepwalle section of the Knysna forest is filled with huge Outeniqua yellowwood trees. This part of the forest is where elephants roam, sometimes 30 kilometres in a day. You are encouraged to stick to the paths, but there is little chance that you will actually see them; they remain elusive to hikers.

There are a number of hiking routes in the area, and having driven out to Spitzkop you may as well take advantage of the invitation to merge with nature.

Hikes include the Elephant Trails, the Outeniqua Trail and the trail to Drupkelders, a massive cave overlooking the Homtini River.

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WhereThe Spitzkop viewpoint is the highest point above Knysna. It lies on the Prince Alfred Pass, Garden Route, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

OvernightStay in Knysna Accommodation, Garden Route

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