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The Magic of Knysna

If you are sensitive to the rhythm of nature, you’ll feel at home under green canopies or close to the clear water of the lagoon. There’s magic in Knysna.

Settle the spirit: the ancient forest is the perfect place to reconnect with Mother Nature. Invigorate the body: breathe salty sea breezes deep into your lungs. Enchant the mind: wonder at the tides of the lagoon. You’ll quickly fall in love with Knysna.

Charity shopping in Knysna

Treasure hunting is very popular in Knysna. Not the usual “dig in the sand” type of treasure hunting, rather some specialized digging at the local charity shops.

You will often hear local residents boast about their “great find” and truth to be told, you are missing out on all sorts of gems if you don’t visit Knysna’s charity shops, all conveniently clustered together only a short walk from Main Road. Here you will find the KAWS shop, the Knysna and Sedgefield Hospice Shop, the Red Cross Charity Shop and the Epilepsy South Africa Shop.

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Garden Route, South Africa

Ready for a road trip to remember? Drive along South Africa’s Garden Route, which stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River, taking in some of the world’s most beautiful coastline. Propose during a barefoot walk along Noetzie Beach, or pluck up the courage after a wine or two at the vineyards outside Plettenberg Bay. Alternatively, you could ask your loved one to take the leap – literally and figuratively – in the town of Wilderness, where you can paraglide over sweeping beaches or cliff jump on a canyon tour; marriage is an adventure, so why not start as you mean to go on?

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Knysna’s art culture returns this summer

In times gone by Knysna boasted a creative history that included both crafters and artists. Over recent years this lovely arty town has become a hub for other leisure activities with the focus on imaginative creativity dwindling. It has taken a year of turmoil to resurrect the charm of Knysna’s art culture. Leaders of the Knysna Municipality, Visit Knysna, Greater Knysna Business Chamber and the Knysna Art Society have come up with new and inspired ideas and a collaboration has been set in place. A beautiful Interactive Art Route, with a twist, has been launched and will be put into action over the next few years. Strategically placed interactive murals, street art and other crazy forms of sculptured art will provide an exciting route for young and old to follow using their imagination and their creativity with selfies. So, people, watch this space!

This summer will bring some delightful and exciting art spots to visit and relish.

Visit Knysna encourages focus on COVID-19 safety ahead of Summer Season

It was with great excitement that together with the Knysna Municipality, we recently announced the Knysna digital domestic campaign for the greater Knysna area. Aimed at stimulating the local economy in response to the pandemic and ahead of the summer season, the campaign is messaged at “whatever you are looking for, you will find it in Knysna”, with the call to action to Visit Knysna.

Following the update that the COVID-19 active cases are increasing in the Garden Route, we want to emphasise the importance of health protocols during your travels.

Visit Knysna’s general manager, Colleen Durant, is encouraging everyone to play their part in creating a safe environment in which tourism can once again thrive. “We appeal to our residents and visitors to be mindful of the protocols that have been put in place for their safety and those around you. We encourage people to keep their distance and to wear masks in public and closed places. We also encourage you to enjoy the greater Knysna area, which has a variety of outdoor locations, venues and activities.”

Knysna Municipality’s executive mayor, Elrick van Aswegen, stated that “With the easing of restrictions it seems many people have dropped their guard and are not adhering to protocols. The power to prevent the spread lies in our own behaviour. I would like to appeal to everyone to understand the seriousness of this situation and to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself and everyone you come into contact with.”

Please also see the website launched to help answer questions that visitors to the Western Cape may have about health and safety, and to make sure that their trip is filled with a lifetime of experiences and fewer concerns and questions.

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