16  Take a drive to Plettenburg Bay and spend the day on any one of its beautiful beaches that offer safe  swimming, long beach walks and stretches of warm sand for simply lazing on.

17  Had enough of the beach?  Join Ocean Safaris on an eco-marine cruise for the chance to see whales,  dolphins, seals, sharks and a host of marine birds as they lay and play in and on the water, 044 533 4963.

18  A visit to Wild Waters Park in Plettenberg Bay, is a must if you have children who love to swoop, slide,  swim and cavort in the water for hours at a time.

19  For the more adventurous, the ultimate experience had to be diving or snorkeling below the waves to  view life under the sea.  Knysna Dive Shack will organise your diving or snorkeling trip with pleasure, 072  344 5722.

20  Relax over a leisurely meal at any one of Knysna's wonderful waterfront restaurants.   From the  delicious lunches at Crab's Creek to the seafood delights at the Oyster Tavern, from the sophisticated  cuisine of the Knysna Quays restaurants to the rustic simplicity of the Oystercatcher you will find something  to suit your palate and pocket.

21  Hire a bicycle from Knysna Cycle Works, and explore Knysna at a leisurely pace, 044 382 5153.   Cycle routes in the town will take you all the way up to the Heads and back, if you have the energy.

22  Mountain biking through the forest is a great way to enjoy what Knysna has to offer.  Go on your own or  join a guided biking tour with Deep South.  Trails  range from half-day routes to overnight trails for the really  fit.

23  For the adrenaline junkie, SEAL Adventures', half-day quad biking trail will get your  blood pumping.  Swoop through the forest and along winding country roads before finishing up with a few  laps on a motor-cross track.  Not for the fain hearted but beginners are welcome.

24  Go horse riding in the forest, around the lakes or along the beach.  Experienced guides, like those  from Southern Comfort, ensure a satisfying outing for both beginner and accomplished rider.

25  Get a bird's eye view with African Ramble as you hug the coastline, dip through the heads, swoop over  the lagoon and wing your way over the forest.  This coastal flight from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna is an  experience not to be missed.

26  Of course you can do it with no wings at all!  Bungee-jumping off the bridge at Storms River is a rush  like no other - especially as this is the highest jump in the southern hemisphere.  Our son Oliver 18 and  daughter Emily bravely did this and they said it was the most exhilarating moment of their lives.

27  Bungee-jumping is a little too risky for you?  Try abseiling with SEAL Adventures, 044 381 0068.   Experienced guides will assist you all the way.

28  Enjoy the feeling of riding the thermals the way the fish eagles do and go paragliding.  Learn to do it  yourself or opt for a tandem flight.

29  For a real aquatic adrenaline rush try black water tubing on the Storms River.  NEXT