Knysna is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, with a rich history and heritage. Below you will find a selection of posts about our Heritage, from Boat Building, to the Timber Industry and many others.
Dalene Matthee was a hugely successful Afrikaans author whose work still influences South Africa’s literary canon. Although she’s perhaps best known for her forest novels, she also wrote various other titles, and many short stories and children’s stories.
The rich variety of plants in the Cape Floristic Kingdom naturally gave rise to a layered tradition of plant use in traditional medicines in South Africa.
Here in Knysna, the remarkable Pledge Nature Reserve is one of the best places to view some of the plants used in local traditions.