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Thursday, 29 August 2019 09:53

Tourism Month - Get your Clue Cards Here

Choose your clue card, click on the link and start Discovering Our World:

#Clue Card 1     (Includes specials at: Rexford Manor, 34 South, Knysna Elephant Park)

#Clue Card 2     (Includes specials at: Fijnbosch, Flytime, Tree of Life, Oaks on Main)

#Clue Card 3     (Includes specials at: Forest Valley, Phantom Gin, Knysna Elephant Park)

#Clue Card 4     (Includes specials at: Knysna Belle, Knysna Elephant Park, The Bell)

#Clue Card 5     (Includes specials at: Laguna Grove, Fijnbosch, Knysna Elephant Park)

#Clue Card 6     (Includes specials at: Belvidere Manor, Cycle Works, Loving Local)

#Clue Card 7     (Includes specials at: River Club, Blackwaters Golf, Simola Restaurant)

#Clue Card 8     (Includes specials at: 34 South, Tree of Life, Oaks on Main)

#Clue Card 9     (Includes specials at: Jembo's, SAASA Sanctuaries, Tree of Life)

#Clue Card 10     (Includes specials at: Thesen Lifestyle, Cycle Works, The Bell)

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Instructions to participate:

  1. Get your clue card(s) from the following places:
    • Visit Knysna Office, 40 Main Road, Knysna
    • Fijnbosch Coffee Shop, 31 Main Road, Sedgefield
    • Online: www.visitknysna.co.za/tourismmonth
  2. Identify & visit 10 or more of the 18 locations on your clue card
  3. Take a 'selfie' with your clue card at each location you visit
  4. Post your 'selfies' on Facebook and tag us*:
    • #DiscoverOurWorld
    • @Visit Knysna
    • @Visit Sedgefield

*How to tag us on Facebook

  • Load your photo onto Facebook
  • In the 'description' type #DiscoverOurWorld
  • Below that, type @Visit Knysna
  • Click on the Visit Knysna page to tag it
  • Repeat for @Visit Sedgefield
  • Share your post

Terms & Conditions to enter lucky draw:

  1. Identify and visit a minimum of 10 locations per clue card
  2. Incorporate elements / items from the picture clue in your 'selfies'
  3. Your clue card must be in each selfie; point to the relevant clue
  4. Tag us on Facebook in your photos relating to your clue card
  5. Lucky draw will take place on Friday, 27 September 2019
  6. Winners will be contacted via Facebook

Are you up to the challenge? Encourage your friends and family to join you!

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Below is a list of accommodation establishments offering specials or treasures valid for September 2019 to ‘discoverers’ with Clue Cards only.



Clue Card



Belvidere Manor


15% Discount on accommodation


Forest Valley Cottages


10% Discount on accommodation

15% Discount voucher

Jembo’s Lodge


10% Discount on accommodation


Knysna Belle


15% Discount on accommodation


Thesen Lifestyle


10% Discount on accommodation


Laguna Grove


15% Discount on accommodation


Rexford Manor


20% Discount on accommodation

30% Discount voucher

Knysna River Club


50% Discount on accommodation

Free Jacuzzi access voucher


Available to all participating ‘discoverers’ with clue cards containing the relevant product / establishment.

Available to ‘discoverers’ with clue cards, identified by the relevant products / establishments on specific dates as treasure winners.


Visit www.visitknysna.co.za for more details and remember to challenge your friends and family to Discover Our World!

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 07:52

Tourism Month in Knysna

September is International Tourism month with this year’s global theme being “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.

With this theme in mind The Greater Knysna Tourism Information Office will be running a mobile Photographic and videography competition for locals that will call for the community to show their favorite local experiences and locations and in the process help with promoting our beautiful destination and our town’s economy.

There are three different categories to choose from:

  • Adventure and Activities in Greater Knysna - mobile photograph
  • Food and Culture - mobile photograph
  • Or a short Mobile film representing the Greater Knysna area

The best short films will be combined creating a video showing the world the paradise we live in.

These will focus on all of Greater Knysna and surrounds - Sedgefield, Karatara, Rheenendal, Hornlee, Northern Suburbs, Brenton on Sea, Buffalo Bay, and Belvidere.

Entry forms will be available from the Knysna Tourism Information office and the Knysna Municipality Youth Centre’s from 10th September 2018 and the winners will be announced at a venue TBA on International Tourism Day 27th September 2018.

We encourage all the schools in Greater Knysna to encourage their students to participate.

*Note: Tourism establishments that would like to give discounts to their products so they can be included in the content are welcome to contact the visitor’s information office on:

Tel: 044 382 5510 email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Knysna & Partners launched its #WalkKnysna campaign for Tourism Month with a very informative walk along Swartvlei beach to Gericke’s Point on Saturday 9 September. Walkers were guided by Mark Dixon of Garden Route Trail who is a wealth of information about the intertidal zone and rock pools of Gericke’s Point and the aquatic organisms living here.

The second walk, a fascinating tour of the Rastafarian Community, took place on Tuesday 12 September and was thoroughly enjoyed by an enthusiastic group who had never been to Judah Square before. The tour included a visit to the community’s Educare Centre which accommodates over 40 pre-school children from the area.

The next walk, on Thursday, 21 September is a forest walk with Meagan Vermaas of Forest Guided Tours who will guide walkers along the Jubilee Creek Waterfall Route, a total distance (there and back) of 3,6 km. There is no charge for the walk and entrance to Jubilee Creek is free, courtesy of SANParks for Tourism Month.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place as numbers are strictly limited by SANParks. Meet at the Jubilee Creek picnic site and bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk!
Chairperson of Knysna & Partners said: “We are having lots of fun being tourists in our own town for Tourism Month and supporting South African Tourism’s campaign, #WeDoTourism. We look forward to seeing you on the next walk!”

The Knysna & Partners Tourism Month programme also includes two Heritage Day festivals on 24 September – the Sedgefield Craft Beer & Braai Festival at the Sedgefield Village Green, and the Annual DCT Heritage Dam Event at Dam se Bos Sports Ground.

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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector than can contribute effectively to the SDGs.

"This is a unique opportunity to build a more responsible and committed tourism sector that can capitalize its immense potential in terms of economic prosperity, social inclusion, peace and understanding, cultural and environmental preservation” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

Accounting for 7% of worldwide exports, one in eleven jobs and 10% of the world’s GDP, the tourism sector if well managed can foster inclusive economic growth, social inclusiveness and the protection of cultural and natural assets.

The International Year will promote tourism’s role in the following five key areas:

(1) Inclusive and sustainable economic growth;

(2) Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction;

(3) Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change;

(4) Cultural values, diversity and heritage; and

(5) Mutual understanding, peace and security.


UNWTO invites all partners to join the celebrations by sharing their activities and initiatives to advance sustainable tourism for development at www.tourism4development2017.org

More information:

Webportal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Join the Celebrations

Become a Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017


UNWTO Media Officer Rut Gomez Sobrino

Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UNWTO Communications & Publications Programme

Tel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This release was originally published on the World Tourism Organization UNWTO's websiteWorld Tourism Organization UNWTO's website

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