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2 Hiking trails in the Knysna forest also part of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) recently received Green Flag status. Perdekop (9, 5 kilometer nature walk) and Olifants (in Diepwalle) hiking trails were accredited by the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa (HOSA) on the 14 May 2015.


The Afromontane forests of the Southern Cape, most of them part of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) are up for a listing on the World Heritage List (UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). 


These days community markets are a must-attend on Saturdays for avid foodies and “locavores”.


Are you an adventure addict looking for a place that will satisfy your quest for that pure flood of adrenaline, surrounded by raw natural beauty?


Knysna is just a day away from being transformed from a relaxed holiday haven into South Africa’s high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled motorsport capital for the annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which officially starts on Friday 15 May and runs through to Sunday the 17th.

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First and foremost a big THANK YOU to all participants in the 2015 Knysna Motor Show. Without the support of the participants, many travelling great distances, showing of their special cars and motorcycles the Garden Route Motor Club (GRMC) could not have achieved the success it has with the show.

Nowadays most discerning beer lovers have taken to quaffing craft beers resulting in microbreweries popping up across the country. These beer drinkers are no longer content with mass produced, chemically laden, homogenous beers, they want naturally produced pints packed with character and flavours layered in complexity.


In the year 1859, a stone building was erected in Knysna on what is now Queen Street. This building was to accommodate convicts that were en-route to the construction camp of the Prince Alfred Pass. It was, most likely not the most uplifting of place in those days. Today this architectural relic of yesteryear is a National Monument buzzing with positive vibes and creativity.

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What should we do with baby turtles found on beaches?

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Knysna Tourism will be at South African Tourism’s annual Indaba this weekend – and this time, with feeling.