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Skills – Introducing… Plett Summer School

Sport – Tsitisikamma Ultra Trail Run

Blog – Plett Conversations starts 2020 on a high note

In the media – Pret in Plett

Activities – Up the river with a paddle (Bitou Kayaks)

Easter – Easter Weekend Celebration

Tourism – Invitation to new Plett Conversations

Events – Current and upcoming events in & around Plett

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Introducing – Plett Summer School!

This one is for the eternal student, for the continually curious – but, don’t worry, nobody is forcing you to go to summer school 🙂

Following the popularity of the Plett Winter School programme at the Plett ARTS Festival, we’re pleased to introduce you to Plett Summer School! If you’re looking for a unique location to host your photography seminar, yogalates retreat or wine-tasting workshop, Plett is the place and Summer School is the banner under which to market your special skills. Our aim is to offer marvellous masterclasses throughout the year on a wide range of topics.

The first of our Summer School sessions is The Scribe Story Workshop facilitated by veteran, award-winning South African writer, producer and director Richard H Nosworthy. Empower yourself to generate a stream of unique stories. This 3-hour workshop – to be conducted at the Red Room at Mel’s Place – for writers of all levels, will instruct on how to craft a narrative that is filled with all the necessary elements to ensure that you’ll always know what to write! Whether you want to write a feature film, an original TV series, a short film, lyrics or even a speech… you will leave with all the tools that you need to put your creativity to work!

More information on The Scribe Story Worskshop

To host and list your event on the Plett Summer School calendar, please complete this form

 
 
Tsitsikamma Ultra

It’s time to take a run on the wild side as a firm trail-running favourite, the Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail Run returns for another year of spectacular trails from Storms River to Nature’s Valley.

The run is a 60km, linear trail that follows the beautiful Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail, in reverse, starting under ‘The Big Tree’ and finishing in lovely Nature’s Valley in the Garden Route National Park. This is a toughie, as runners will need to be self-sufficient on the route.

However, there will be marshals at all four huts, in the event of an emergency. Runners will travel through the Tsitsikamma forest and mountains, encountering mountain streams and endemic fynbos.

It’ll be a journey to remember.

 
 
PLETT CONVERSATIONS START 2020 ON A HIGH NOTE

A blog by Wandisile Afrika Sebezo

At a conference room in one of Plett’s fine hotels, Sky Villa, tongues were wagging and wine glasses were tinkling. The issue? Tourism!

Chairman Bruce Richardson welcomed members and other guests to one of the many programs of the Plett Tourism Association that has come to be known as “Plett Conversations”. It’s really an opportunity for networking. On the grand scale though, the vision is to bring people together, and unite under a common vision in what former Plett Tourism Chairman Peter Wallington used to call “One Plett”.

Last year Plett Tourism hosted Plett Conversations with Andile Khumalo at N2 Lounge in Kwano to talk and inspire young entrepreneurs. Khumalo is an entrepreneur and chartered accountant with almost 20 years of business experience.

The topic of discussion on this year’s Plett Conversation was the tourism strategy for the Garden Route and how the towns in the district work in collaboration. The presentation was made by the manager of economic development and tourism for the Garden Route District Municipality, Melanie Wilson and tourism official, Denver Johnson.

Bitou Municipality was represented by the manager of Local Economic Development Lesley Jacobs, who entertained one of my pet subjects, Township Tourism. Saying that the municipality is for the idea of creating a tourism route in places like Kwano, Kranshoek and Qolweni for example, provided that there’s proper infrastructure and tourism products to sell.

In attendance where about 50 or so locals from the tourism industry, from tour operators to restaurateurs, and marketers from both Plett and Knysna.

The importance of the conversations cannot be stressed any further; not only are they platforms for networking and engaging, but really the idea is to close the gap, especially now that tourism becomes the catalyst in growing our economy and creating jobs.

You really do not want to miss the next “Plett Conversations” which will be on the 12th of March where Margie Whitehouse, Chief Tourism Officer for Wesgro will make a presentation.

 
 
IN THE MEDIA: PRET IN PLETT

Plett – making waves! Look out for a super feature on Plett in the latest issue of Vroukeur magazine!
 
UP THE RIVER… WITH A PADDLE

Introducing Bitou Kayaks…The twin Bitou and Keurbooms rivers are a delight to explore, hiding all manner of wildlife and birdlife.

Bitou Kayaks offers 2-, 3- or 4-hour guided tours on these waterways. Settle back to paddle along these meandering rivers and experience peace and tranquility. Highlights of the Bitou paddle are the magnificent birdlife, whereas the Keurbooms is bordered by pristine indigenous forest.

Self-guided tours are available, and no previous kayaking experience is necessary. A marvelous new way to enjoy Plettenberg B

 
EASTER WEEKEND CELEBRATION

The Easter Weekend Celebration will take place over 3 days from 10-12 April at Faris Industrial Area, Plettenberg Bay. M&M Braai’s will be turning one in April, so this is a very special celebration.

Local DJ Sivo and others will be playing everything from house music to jazz and M&M Braai’s will be serving up delicious chicken wings, pork, livers, hot dogs, lamb and potjie!

Dates: 10-12 April
Time: 5pm – midnight
Venue: Faris Industrial Area, Plettenberg Bay
Tickets: R40 adults R20 kids.

Tickets on sale at Lucky Store, Plett Tourism Office and Cheap Cheap, Bossiesgif.

 
 
INVITATION TO PLETT CONVERSATIONS

Following the very successful engagement with the Garden Route Municipality at the end of February, Plett Tourism takes Plett Conversations to the next level, and is proud to host the newly appointed Chief Tourism Officer for Wesgro, Margie Whitehouse. Please join us for a keynote address from Margie, followed by Q&A.

This meeting is open to all Plett’s tourism businesses.

DATE: 12 March 2020 │Sky Villa Boutique Hotel
TIME: 10am for welcome tea & coffee | 10.30am Margie Whitehouse address
RSVP to thandi@pletttourism.com or 044 533 4065

 
UPCOMING EVENTS…

Plett’s Harkerville parkrun (every Sat) The Complete Works of Shakespeare,
Abridged – 07 Mar
Soulshine Festival
07 Mar
The Scribe Story Workshop 09 Mar
       
A David Muller Double Bill 14 Mar Fun Trivia Quiz
19 Mar
Barrington’s Beer Festival 21 Mar Plett Art Affair
29 Mar
       
   
Easter Weekend Celebration 10 Apr Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival 10 Apr Easter All WHITE Experience 11 Apr BUCO Adventure Weekend 11 Apr
       
Plett Truck & Vine Festival 26 Apr Tsitsikamma Ultra Trail Run 02 May Plett Summer School
01 Sep
Dr Evil Classic
17 Sep
       
   
Forest Festival
24 Sep
Otter African Trail Run
28 Oct
Plett Rage
27 Nov
 
 
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Online Bookings with Plett Tourism

Online bookings make planning your Plett holiday a pleasure. The Plett Tourism website www.pletttourism.com is now live with real time bookings for accommodation and activities from Nightsbridge and Activitybridge. Real time online bookings – all in one place with Plett Tourism

 

 

As of 1 March 2020, Margie Whitehouse joined the WESGRO team in Cape Town as their Chief Tourism (Marketing) Officer, replacing Judy Lain who resigned from the organization in mid-2019.  We are excited to welcome Margie as she will bring guidance and inputs to align ourselves further to the Western Cape’s marketing efforts.  To our advantage is the fact that Margie is very familiar with the Greater Knysna Area, owning property and her parents live in Belvidere.  Welcome, Margie.
http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/198095/Whitehouse-to-forge-collaboration-in-new-role
A reminder that our Stakeholders Engagement will take place at 10h30 this Friday, 13 March at PiliPili in Sedgefield.  Please ensure that you have RSVP’d to Info@VisitKnysna.co.za .
Calendar of Events
A number of major and annual events have already taken place this year.  Thank you to all the event organisers, as well as to their supporters.   We will continue to promote upcoming events in the Greater Knysna Area as these give ideal opportunities to attract visitors.  Please be sure to supply our office with all relevant information pertaining to events that you are aware of.  All details can be sent to Info@VisitKnysna.co.za and we will identify those to promote further afield.  Please support the events that are listed on our website:  www.VisitKnysna.co.za .Upcoming Events :

Knysna Oyster Festival
Planning for this year’s event, that is scheduled for Friday, 26 June – Sunday, 5 July 2020, is well underway.   The Management Committee, comprising of the major events, municipal officials and Visit Knysna, meet regularly.   The Steering Committee will continue to meet, on an ad hoc basis, regularity increasing as we progress towards the event dates.

We are pleased to advise that Andrew Finn has been contracted as the Festival Coordinator.  Queries and details can be submitted through him on email Info@KnysnaOysterFestival.co.za or his office (08h00 – 13h00, weekdays) on 044 382 6880.

There is a public meeting scheduled for 10h00 on Wednesday, 25 March 2020:  this will take place at Drydock (upstairs).  Anyone who wants to be involved in event offerings, activity or accommodation specials, etc is encouraged to attend.  Please RSVP your attendance to Info@VisitKnysna.co.za as space is limited.
Media Hosting / Articles

  • From our Nordics Roadshow, we hosted golf journalist, Søren Thorup. He and his wife had a very good visit to Knysna where they played golf and wrote articles on the Knysna and Pezula Golf Courses (having previously featured the Simola Golf Course), as well as the history of the Turbine Hotel.
  • In February, there was a crew from CGTN (China Global Television Network) DSTV SA channel 409 who recorded footage based on human interest stories, artists, sports personalities, community / township upliftment development stories and business related stories.  This was a great opportunity for some of our locals to feature.
  • And subsequent to the Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands, we recently hosted Laura Weenink of Reisachtige Laura.   She was in the area to write on family activities, which included an outing with AMD Odyssey, eateries in Sedgefield and Knysna, whilst being accommodated by Blackwaters River Lodge, who were also represented at Vakantiebeurs.
  • The crew from Cape Cycle Routes stopped over in Knysna whilst creating footage on the Karoo Crossing Route.

WESGRO are in the process of developing this concept further to incorporate Klein Karoo to Central Karoo, which our area will again form a part of.
Trade engagements

Social Media
A reminder to you all, please :

  • When you and your guests are out and about, please remember to tag us @Visit Knysna and @Visit Sedgefield.  By tagging us, we could then ‘save and repost’ the content onto our various platforms.
  • Should you have any media content, photos or videos that you would like to share with us, you are welcome to contact Nadine on media@visitknysna.co.za .

 

Eat, shop, play in Knysna

“Somewhere about a one hour and 40-minute flight from Johannesburg and a five-hour drive from Cape Town is a place said to be one of the most beautiful parts of the world. A place that makes you feel lucky to be South African or to even just get a taste of this diverse country, its vast landscapes and feel its rich soil beneath your feet,”

Read more here

Getaway in Knysna

Knysna and Sedgefield, the towns at the heart of the Garden Route, recently played host to Getaway magazine for four days. Journalist Welcome Lishivha and photographer Gareth van Nelson arrived on Saturday 25 November to explore the area for a six-page feature in the April 2018 issue.

Read more here

Knysna SPLASH: 28 December 2017

Knysna SPLASH, the annual festival presented by the Rotary Club of Knysna, will be back on 28 December 2017 with three fun-filled events for the whole family. Join us at the Waterfront for a day of water sports and fun!

Read more here

Coke chooses Knysna!

Knysna is one of 40 dream destinations selected by Coca-Cola for ultimate prize in their Taste Summer in Paradise competition. The destinations are featured on the labels of the company’s Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke bottles.

Read more here

Knysna ready for season!

Knysna Municipal Manager, Kam Chetty says that despite the drought in the Western Cape will in no way hamper the town’s summer season readiness and Knysna is definitely “open for business”.

Read more here

Avopomme exhibition opening

Don’t miss the exhibition, Beauty in Destruction, opening at Avopomme creative hub in Knysna on Thursday 7 December and featuring artists Jo Davis, Brett Harvey Baker, Jannie Uitlander, Neale Perring and Ricardo van Lingen.

Read more here

Pezula in world’s top 175 golf courses

Pezula golf club is delighted to announce that it has achieved an honourable mention as part of the platinum clubs of the world, an honour bestowed on only three clubs in South Africa. This achievement is in the golf and country club category, with Pezula narrowly missing the prestigious top 100 in the world. However, this honourable mention places the club in the top 175 in the world, a noteworthy achievement.

Read more here

Knysna promoted at international shows

Knysna Tourism chairperson Elmay Bouwer has been on a nonstop campaign to promote Greater Knysna at various trade and road shows in Europe and the UK for the past few weeks.The campaign kicked off in October with a five-day SA Tourism (SAT) Nordics roadshow to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland with Nicole Tunmer (the Featherbed Co) and Lyle Katzen, (Afrovibe and Afroventures Tours & Safaris). Madison Manor and Knysna Hollow were also represented.-

Read more here

StreetSmart raises R90 000 for street children in Knysna

Sinethemba Projects, a Knysna NGO running programmes for vulnerable children, has received R90,000 from StreetSmart Knysna to boost community upliftment in the area. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at Belvidere Manor Hotel.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS
CHRISTMAS MARKET

Friends of the Library presents a Christmas Market with books, stalls, hot beverages, cake raffles and great fun for the whole family on 9 Dec from 8:30 – 12:00 at Cearn Hall, Leisure Island.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Ian Hall live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 01 Dec from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday 03 Dec, Dave Mac will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Newly renovated Vinyl Bar & Music venue prestents Music through the ages with Resident DJ Eric-M (doors open Tues – Sat from 6pm – cover charge starts at R30)

For more information contact: 044 382 0386

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

For more info contact: 044 382 5316

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

 

Leisure Isle Festival

This Festival, facilitated by the Leisure Isle Residents Association, is a genuine craft market that proudly encourages “Buy Local”. The entrance park on Leisure Isle will be alive with activities. Stalls catering for every taste will be offering a mouth-watering array of food and drink and fresh produce, as well as arts and crafts, toys, a huge array of books, indigenous and other plants and many other delights.

Read more here

Rocking the Lake 2017

Join Lakeside Lodge & Spa as they take you on a tour of the 80’s with this year’s Rocking the Lake – 80’s Revival Tour! The Garden Routes local favourites, The Wellcast band will be putting on an extraordinary show, performing classic hits from the 80’s that will have guests dancing out of their seats.

Read more here

Don’t miss the 2018 Pink Loerie launch

Questions have been raised over the Pink Loerie theme for 2018, but does it mean what we think it means? What is S&M? This may raise an eyebrow or two, as the connotations of dungeons and whips come to mind. And yet this is the theme for the 2018 Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival.

Read more here

2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb tickets now available

We are happy to announce that our online ticket sales are now open. General Entry, Pit Access, Weekend Passes and Hospitality tickets are available. Don’t miss our Early Bird Special that runs until 31st December 2017 for General Entry, Pit Access and Weekend Passes only. Purchase any of these tickets before the end of December to pay 2017 prices! Pit Access and Hospitality tickets are strictly limited – to avoid disappointment, we suggest you make your purchase as soon as possible.

Read more here

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS – Bird identification course

The “Flight for Birders” bird identification and conservation course by Dr Anton Odendal will be presented at the St Francis United Church Hall, Sedgefield on 10 & 11 November 2017.

Read more here

Sedgefield turns out to support Cansa

Sedgefield Cansa Shades of Pink Fun Walk & Run on the 25 October went ahead despite the driving rain and locals turned out in force to support this worthy cause. Sedgefield Tourism assisted with promoting the event which raised over R7,000 for Cansa.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS
BLACK TIE EVENT

Vermont Old Age Home presents a Black Tie event on Saturday, 25 November 2017 from 18:00 at Vermont Centre @ only R150pp.

For more information contact: 044 385 0593

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Ian Hall live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 03 Nov from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday 05 Nov, Minx will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Newly renovated Vinyl Bar & Music venue prestents Music through the ages with Resident DJ Eric-M (doors open Tues – Sat from 6pm – cover charge starts at R30)

For more information contact: 044 382 0386

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

For more info contact: 044 382 5316

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

 

Don’t miss the chance to eat local and drink with artisan cheeses, charcuterie and breads, sushi, savouries and of course – beautiful, cultivated coastal oysters. Enjoy the sun on your face, your toes in the sand and some seriously great food mixed with seriously fun music – ingredients that make for a fabulous Plett weekend! Experience the blue skies, chin-chin and make seaside memories.

Here are seven tastes to experience at this year’s Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival, brought to you by Plett Tourism and the Bitou Municipality:

The ISLAND DINER will bring through their beautiful sushi and delectable tapas for a breather between bubblies.

PANA DI SOFIA will be selling their hand-crafted artisan breads.

This year’s gateway to beautiful, succulent cultivate oysters will be with THE FAT FISH, for anyone and everyone wanting a taste of the ocean with their bubbles.

THE BILTONG MAN makes a special appearance this year, offering ‘secret spiced’ biltong and drywors to many waiting fans.

If hand-crafted cheeses and locally procured charcuterie is your scene, the HEATH CAFÉ has your platter waiting!

THE PEPPERMILL is a new addition and will be adding some fun fare with a succulent pork belly dish and their famous chicken burgers.

And to top it off – Paul West from ICE PALAZZO will jazz up the mood with his Champagne sorbet and a Cabernet and chocolate ice cream.

Visit www.pletttourism.com, follow us on FB or phone +27 (0)44 533 4065. Tickets are available online at www.pletttourism.com and can be purchased from the Plett Tourism office. Tickets are R200 per person per day, or a weekend pass for R350. Dress code is Sparkle in Blue & White. #plettwinefest

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

 

 Knysna Timber Festival will go ahead

The Knysna Timber Festival 2017 will go ahead as planned from 29 September to 1 October – and it’ll take place as usual at its traditional venue at Timber Village, despite the fact that Timber Village was burned to the ground during the town’s recent devastating fires.

Read more here

International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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).

Read more here

 Networking at Lakeside Lodge and Spa

South African Tourism Internal and Corporate Communications Manager, Mpho Mfenyana, and Darryl Erasmus, Chief Quality Assurance Officer were in Knysna last week at the invitation of the Benguela Collection who hosted a two-day launch of Benguela Cove wines at Lakeside Lodge and Spa in Sedgefield.

Read more here

‘DON’T FEED WILDLIFE’

SANParks scientists and civil society research groups have cautioned against feeding wild animals. This comes after volunteer groups had dropped vegetables and seeds for animals to eat in the national park and surrounds. This week, authorities detailed reasons for discouraging the feeding of animals in burnt areas.

Read more here

Flavours winner uses money to expand catering business

Local Green Chef Melven Mene, winner of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival event, Flavours of Knysna, has used his prize money of R10,000 as part payment on a car. The second hand Toyota Corolla, will help Chef Mene expand his business, Usatsho Tshisanyama & Catering.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS
TREASURE HUNT

Join Hospice and Pam Golding Knysna for their annual Spring Maison Market from 29 – 30 September 2017.

For more information contact: 083 448 1934

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Cloud 9 live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 04 Aug from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday, 06 Aug, Shaza will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

WOMAN’S DAY WORKSHOP

Belvidere Manor presents Woman’s Day make-up workshops on 8 August 2017 with make-up expert Debbie Jean. Two sessions available from 9:30 – 11:30 & 17:30 – 19:30. R120pp

For more information and to book contact: 082 804 2746

 

UPCOMING KNYSNA EVENTS

Further save the dates for the following upcoming events:

Circles in the forest Run – 06 August 2017
Knysna Timber Festival – 23 September 2017 – 1 October 2017
5th Knysna Antique & Classic Boat Show – 07 October 2017
Leisure Isle Festival – 4 – 5 November 2017
Knysna Blues Festival – 16 December 2017

Click here to read more in this week’s newsletter.

 

The whales have arrived in PLETT

Reports from our marine safari companies are correct; the whales have most certainly arrived in Plett. Social media is currently filled with images of whales settled in along Central Beach, Lookout and Robberg Beaches breaching, playing or simply napping along our coastline.Have a look at some of the sightings we’ve had over the past two weeks. For an unforgettable marine safari experience, book here or take a stroll along the beach and see what you can spy.

Ocean Blue Adventures’ Tilly says: “South Africa’s whale season is in full swing with numerous sighting of both southern right whales and humpback whales. It is such a delight to see these majestic animals in our waters again after their migration down to the cold polar waters in order to feed. The southern right whales will choose sheltered bays along our coastline in which to mate and calve, while the humpback whales will travel up along our coastline to their breeding grounds in the tropical waters off Mozambique and Madagascar. Keep an eye out for any blows, flukes or magnificent breaches off the coast during this time.”

See more photos…

Rastafari Earth Festival – A Celebration of One Love

July 23rd marks the birthday (or what is referred to as the ‘earth day’) of the Rastafarian’s spiritual messiah, His Majesty Haile Selassie I. The annual Earth Festival, which takes place from the 22nd to 30th July 2017, honours this special date on their religious calender and is a joyous and colourful celebration of this fascinating and vibrant Knysna community. It also serves as a platform for these residents to openly share with others the traditions and roots of their faith.

Read more here

Oyster Festival message from Knysna Tourism

We are thrilled with the attendance numbers at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival this year, particularly in light of the devastating Knysna fire which started on 7 June, just one month before the festival opened. The fire did not discourage our visitors who flocked in their thousands to support Knysna, the festival events and local businesses.

Read more here

BAYPORT PHOENIX RISES FROM THE ASHES

It was a trail running experience none of the 600 participating athletes will ever forget. The 4km of pristine unspoilt beach between the villages of Buffalo Bay and Brenton on Sea are one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world and it was never more spectacularly displayed than it was on Tuesday morning as the assembled participants gazed out across the beautiful blue waters of the bay and tried to envisage the scene of terror from just 34 days earlier.

Read more here

The Simola Phantom – a sell-out event

As the full moon performed its lunar showcase, close to 400 adventurous trail runners and trail walkers -equipped with their headlamps – went out into the Simola forests to meet the Phantom.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS
GLOW IN THE DARK FUN RUN

Join Doodlebugs on Friday, 28 July 2017 @ 17:00 for a family fun run/Walk. Hot soup and drinks as well as glow in the dark goodies & face paint on sale. R50 Adults & R35 kids.

For more information contact: 084 548 4118

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Knysna Plett Concert presents a benefit concert on Monday, 31 July 2017 with Bryan Wallick on the piano playing composers like Bach, Brahms & Liszt. R120 – Adults / R30 – Kids. Show starts at 19:30. Tickets available at the door from 18:45

WOMAN’S DAY WORKSHOP

Belvidere Manor presents Woman’s Day make-up workshops on 8 August 2017 with make-up expert Debbie Jean. Two sessions available from 9:30 – 11:30 & 17:30 – 19:30. R120pp

For more information and to book contact: 082 804 2746

PUB, POT & PORT

Join Pezula Golf Club on 28 July 2017 from 18:30 for a Pub, Potjie & Port evening with music entertainment. R85 pp.

For more information and to book contact: 044 302 5317

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

SPECIALS
THE HOME OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER: make sure you visit 34 South in the Knysna Waterfront to enjoy a fantastic oyster experience. For more information contact: 0443827331 Have you heard of Monday massage madness at our Spa? Get the massage you’ve been putting out for a while. 20% off our massages is more than enough reason to treat yourself to a Monday pamper session.

Call: 044 343 1844 to make your booking.

Experience the Rheenendal country-side at Totties Farm Kitchen with an unforgettable @ R195pp on Sunday & Live Music on Sat & Sun.

For more information call: 044 389 0092

Enjoy a full body, head & neck massage at Pezula Spa and Gym with the following options: Hot Stone, Colour Balancing Candle or Aromatherapy massage. 90min @ R999 incl. Gym, Steam room, sauna, heated pool, rain forest shower. For more information contact: 044 302 3335 Join 34 South for lunches, business lunches, lunch breaks, light lunches. Everyday we have something different.

Click here for more information

Mitchells Brew Pub presents Thurday Pint Night – Buy one get one free & from 6pm – 8pm get a free 340ml draft with any gourmet burger.

For more info contact: 044 382 4685

This week has been busy for the staff of Knysna Tourism. While our front office staff are assisting the public with queries about accommodation for the Knysna Oyster Festival and in the longer term, our marketing team has been focussing on getting the message out to world that Knysna is open for business. In this newsletter, read the story behind our logo, #VisitKnysna #KnysnaRises, which was designed for us pro bono by local advertising creative Dominic Morel.
We have had fantastic support from Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa, Minister Alan Winde from the Ministry of Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism of the Western Cape, and Sisa Ntshona CEO of South African Tourism, who will all help us to ensure that our message reaches international travel agents, tour operators and media. We are also taking advantage of the presence of local media in our town to get the message out to South Africans.

The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is on track and one of the highlights will be The Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday, which brings together the best Knysna has to offer in one venue. From fresh seafood to wine and beer tastings, fish braais and music, there will be something for the whole family.

There was much excitement earlier in the week when 50 Qhubeka bicycles as well as handmade blankets, scarves and beanies arrived in Knysna to assist with relief efforts following the devastating fires. Read about this wonderful initiative for our local community.

Please ensure that you complete The Business Disaster Register for Knysna residents that is being sent out by Knysna Municipality so that they can assess the amount of damage done by the fires, including job losses and total loss to the economy.

KNYSNA BUSINESSES: Click here for the Business Disaster Register 

Click here to read more in this week’s newsletter

Have an awesome weekend.

Kind regards,
Team Knysna Tourism

 

Knysna & Partners 

Knysna, Sedgefield & surrounding towns

 

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Sedgefield Knysna update 16 June, 2017

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#KnysnaRises

On Thursday Knysna Tourism launched the #KnysnaRises logo which shows the Knysna loerie/ turaco rising like a phoenix from the “flames” and was inspired by the message that Knysna is rising, it is not destroyed, as many people believe, but is open for business and welcoming visitors.

Read more here

 

#KnysnaRises, #VisitKnysna, we are Open For Business!

With the fire disaster hitting Knysna on the 7th of June there has been a lot of concern about the future of tourism and its impact on the economy and in particular job losses because of accommodation establishments and other businesses which have gone up in flames.

Read more here

Qhubeka and the #KnysnaFires

There was much excitement earlier in the week when 50 Qhubeka bicycles as well as handmade blankets, scarves and beanies arrived in Knysna to assist with relief efforts following the devastating fires.

Read more here

PLEASE HELP KNYSNA FIRE VICTIMS

The fire in Knysna is the largest and most destructive fire in a built up area in the Western Cape, and effected thousands of residents. OFFICIAL Bank accounts below can be used for danoations:

 

NEDBANK
Acc. Name: Emergency Fund
Acc. NR: 1147 920 699
Reference: KNYSNAFIRE
International Donations: NEDSZAJJ

STANDARD BANK

Acc. Name: Eden District Municipality
Acc. NR: 401 719 790
Reference: KNYSNAFIRE
International Donations: SBZAZAJJ
Official FB Page:
Knysna Fire – 7 June 2017

Sedgefielders pull together in Crisis

It has always been known that Sedgefielders pull together in a crisis – but in the last week the community more than outdid themselves, with hundreds of local volunteers building up a phenomenal effort to support fire crews, house evacuees and provide for those who have lost homes and possessions.

Read more here

Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday – Celebrating the best of seafood!

The highly-anticipated Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 7 to 16 July 2017. The variety of events makes it a fabulous holiday for sports fans, families and anyone looking for the best 10 days of their winter. As part of the Festival, The Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday brings together the best Knysna has to offer in one venue. From fresh seafood to wine and beer tastings, fish braais and music, there will be something for the whole family.

Read more here

Ride with a Local in #TrailTownSA

There is a local group of riders in Knysna, who have been blazing trails for the past 30 years. These pioneers of our cycling world inspired routes in our area, like the red route and other routes in Harkerville. Robbie Powell and Dr Evil himself, Leon Evans, broke the cycling yolk and inspired these routes with SANParks.

Read more here

Mind, Body & Soul Connection Week in Knysna

For the first time ever there will be a Body, Mind and Spirit week of workshops included in the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017. These will be amazing workshops presented by world class facilitators covering all aspects of holistic wellness. Never before has Knysna been able to experience such an exciting array of top class workshops and a limited number of private sessions all in one week!

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT

Join Pezula Golf Club for a Pub & Curry evening with music entertainment on 30 June 2017 from 18:30 @ R85 pp.

For more information contact: 044 302 5317

YOUTH DAY #LocalTalent SHOW

Knysna Municipality invites you to the Youth Day Entertainment Show on Friday, 16 June 2017 from 14:00 at Loerie Park. Official Ceremony: 16:00.

Special Guest: Mafa Bavuma

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Francois Haasbroek will be performing LIVE at Elalini Backpackers, Buffalo Bay, to celebrate YOUth day on the 16th of June 2017. Bring your own dop & chop. R50 pp

For more information contact: 044 383 0005

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

 

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PLEASE HELP KNYSNA FIRE VICTIMS

The fire in Knysna is the largest and most destructive fire in a built up area in the Western Cape, and effected thousands of residents. OFFICIAL Bank accounts below can be used for danoations:

 

NEDBANK
Acc. Name: Emergency Fund
Acc. NR: 1147 920 699
Reference: KNYSNAFIRE
International Donations: NEDSZAJJ

 

STANDARD BANK
Acc. Name: Eden District Municipality
Acc. NR: 401 719 790
Reference: KNYSNAFIRE
International Donations: SBZAZAJJ
Official FB Page:
Knysna Fire – 7 June 2017

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Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday – Celebrating the best of seafood!

The highly-anticipated Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 7 to 16 July 2017. The variety of events makes it a fabulous holiday for sports fans, families and anyone looking for the best 10 days of their winter. As part of the Festival, The Pick n Pay Seafood Wednesday brings together the best Knysna has to offer in one venue. From fresh seafood to wine and beer tastings, fish braais and music, there will be something for the whole family.

Read more here

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Ride with a Local in #TrailTownSA

There is a local group of riders in Knysna, who have been blazing trails for the past 30 years. These pioneers of our cycling world inspired routes in our area, like the red route and other routes in Harkerville. Robbie Powell and Dr Evil himself, Leon Evans, broke the cycling yolk and inspired these routes with SANParks.

Read more here

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Mind, Body & Soul Connection Week in Knysna

For the first time ever there will be a Body, Mind and Spirit week of workshops included in the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017. These will be amazing workshops presented by world class facilitators covering all aspects of holistic wellness. Never before has Knysna been able to experience such an exciting array of top class workshops and a limited number of private sessions all in one week!

Read more here

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The Phantom Returns to Knysna – #TrailTownSA

Its back!! The most hauntingly beautiful experience of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, The Simola Phantom makes its ghostly appearance again this year and it promises to be more evocative than ever. This avant-garde blend of Trail Running and Opera music was a runaway success in its inaugural year as more than triple the anticipated entries materialized for the after dark wisp through the forests in 2016.

Read more here

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Help Knysna’s unsung conservation heroes – #LivingJewels #KnysnaMade

They walk among us. Selfless souls from our community who work tirelessly, week after week, for no financial reward. Why? Because each one of them has an unyielding passion for our treasured natural environment – a passion which has ultimately cemented their commitment to helping protect it.

Read more here

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An Exciting & Significant landmark in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route

The multiple award-winning WILD OATS Community Farmers’ Market is located on the outskirts of the tiny coastal town of Sedgefield, adjacent to the beautiful Swartvlei lake-lagoon. Now in it’s 15th year, this small, rustic but internationally famous farmers’ market continues to attract the enthusiastic attention of proud locals and discernng travellers who consistently return for more of its festive fare.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Suzi live on Saturday, 10 June from 2pm at La Paz Mexican Restaurant, Jose Cuervo tequila promo & ½ price Beef burger & chips or single chicken enchiladas from 1pm to 4pm

 

For more information contact: 083 656 7381

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YOUTH DAY #LocalTalent SHOW

Knysna Municipality invites you to the Youth Day Entertainment Show on Friday, 16 June 2017 from 14:00 at Loerie Park. Official Ceremony: 16:00.

Special Guest: Mafa Bavuma

Elalini Youth Day

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Francois Haasbroek will be performing LIVE at Elalini Backpackers, Buffalo Bay, to celebrate YOUth day on the 16th of June 2017. Bring your own dop & chop. R50 pp

For more information contact: 044 383 0005

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FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

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WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

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HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

Just 5 weeks till Plett ARTS Festival

30 June – 22 July 2017

A three-week celebration of the arts, the Plett ARTS Festival brings productions, art demonstrations and exhibitions, performances and international movies to the neighbourhood of Plettenberg Bay for a one-of-a-kind art revolution in the area.

The performances showcase theatrical actors and visual artists that inspire and nourish the artistic community of Plett. The festival also celebrates art, bringing innovative and challenging artwork to a diverse audience. Local artists display throughout the festival, and if you have an appetite for foodie films and sumptuous cuisine, the Plett Food & Film Festival has a ticket for you.

In only a few short years, the Plett ARTS Festival has showcased more than 100 artists. Attendance has grown since its first festival in 2014 with more than 1800 attendees in 2016 alone. The festival’s reputation continues to grow, marking Plett as a performance destination for acclaimed artists while cultivating local talent. The Plett Arts Festival is scheduled for 30 June – 22 July, 2017. Ticket are available from the Plett Tourism office and on Quicket, from end May, 2017.

This year’s Plett ARTS Festival (formerly Plett MAD Festival) includes the following events of music, arts and drama performances:

  • Plett Fringe Festival
  • Nick Rabinavitz
  • Warafiki Groove
Three Plett teams conquer Expedition Africa 2017

The Expedition Africa 2017 adventure race saw team Skylotec Adventure place first on Wednesday, 18th of May after only four days of racing. As they anticipated their several days of catching up on sleep and stuffing themselves to replenish and refuel their minds and bodies, the remaining racers were still dreaming of crossing that line.

Plett Tourism’s sponsored participants, the Plett Adventure Racing Team, crossed the line in 10th place, after 105 hours and 514km of adventure racing, closely following another popular Plett adventure racing team: Buco Adventures, finishing in 9th place. Also, completing this mammoth challenge was 3 Dutchmen and a Lady, finishing the full route of Expedition Africa for the first time.

Plett Tourism is proud to sponsor our Plett Adventure icons as a symbol of the adventurous nature of our beautiful town and congratulate the Plett Adventure Racing Team, Buco Adventure and 3 Dutchmen and a Lady on their completion and placing in Expedition Africa 2017.  Read the full story

Take a walk on the wild side – exploring Plett’s beautiful trails

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
Dr Seuss
Whether scaling a mountain or rounding a bend, nothing beats the sight of Plett’s beaches, forests and craggy mountain tops from the many trails in the area. These hikes offer dazzling beauty and get-away-from-it-all appeal.

Whether you’re a casual day tripper, outdoors enjoying nature, or a seasoned hiker/trail runner on a mission, the area of Plettenberg Bay has more than its fair share of incredibly picturesque trails on offer. Ranging from light strolls to heel splitting, blister forming gorges, Plett has it all and it’s gorgeous!

Read our feature on some of the most unforgettable trails in and around Plett
that you may never have even heard of…

Minister Alan Winde rides the inaugural Cross Cape Cycle Route

On 12th May, an intrepid group of cyclists set off from Plett’s Main Street on the inaugural ride of the Cross Cape Cycle Route, from Plett to Stellenbosh.

Bitou Mayor, Peter Lobese, welcomed the cyclists by saying: “We are grateful for this wonderful opportunity to put our town in the spotlight. Plett is home. It is alpha & omega, you can start here, and end here.

Minister Alan Winde, who also cycled the route, said that “one of the purposes of the Cross Cape Cycle Route is to connect our small villages and grow their economy whilst allowing cyclists and adventure tourists to see different parts of our country that are off the beaten track”.

The Cross Cape Cycle Route is the first of its kind in our region and promises both locals and tourists the opportunity to use the route for transport and as a tourism route.

GRKK App poised to break through 100K views

The Garden Route & Klein Karoo recently announced their official tourism App is about to break through the 100K views barrier.

Launched in 2016, the App is fast becoming a Garden Route favorite with more than 94 549 views. The App has been downloaded in 78 countries so far, including Germany, UK, USA and Netherland. The main point of interest at the moment is the Deals menu. Your guests should be encouraged to download the App, It’s a great tool for them during their travels.

If you are a paid member of Plett Tourism, you are eligible to benefit from the Deals option on the App. For more information, please contact Thandi at the tourism office on 044 533 4065 or on email thandi@pletttourism.com.

View first-hand the benefits of how accommodation promotions work in this VIDEO

This week in the Media: Plett features in Getaway Magazine

Plettenberg Bay features in the latest issue of Getaway Magazine in an Insider’s guide article by local writer Emma Jordan, entitled: “Not-so-posh Plett will surprise you.” Photos by Vanessa Brewer.

Read the article here

Whats on in Plett during May – June – July 2017

10-12 July Plett Food Film

Delicious Film and Compelling Food at the fourth edition of Plett Food & Film, part of the Plett Arts Festival this June and July. Whether you’re talking cuisine, film, chefs or raw entertainment, this year’s festival has a buffet of options catering to any entertainment junkie.

Of course, films are not the only course of the Plett Food & Film’s offerings this year. Chefs will retell the stories of highlighted feature films through exquisitely prepared meals. Featuring the finest local ingredients, each of the events offer a unique dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Find out more about our featured films

Interesting reads…

Alan Winde on
‘that Plett feeling’
Getaway blog: a walk on the wildside Plett restaurant menus in foreign languages The Crowded Planet bloggers visit Plett

Upcoming Events…

Ladies @ Luka – Uncorked – 27 May Rocks to Robberg
27 May
BATS production of
Blithe Spirit
Charity Golf Day
25 Jun
Plett Arts Festival
30 Jun – 23 Jul
Winter Wonderland
Plett Ice Rink 05 Jul
Plett Food & Film
10 – 12 Jul
The Search for the Rarest Bird 14 Jul
Dr Evil Classic
21 Sep
MTO Tour de Plett
07 Oct
Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 7-8 Oct Plett Rage
1-8 Dec
THRILLING JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB IS HERE

Year-long preparations by the organising team have guaranteed the most exceptional line-up to date, guaranteeing the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb’s status as the premier event on the local motorsport calendar.

Read more here

Mild Adventure – Moonlight Meander Starlight Stroll

Despite the threat of rain guests arrive and we set off on a wonderful STARLIGHT STROLL. As we were enjoying the antics of the ploughsnails during their feeding frenzy of the root mouthed jellyfish I had just thrown for them, three fishermen marched past, bearing huge fishing rods and the dreaded octopus catching equipment.

Read more here

Old and new roar into Knysna for 2017 Knysna Motor Show

Were you one of the almost 6 000 people who visited the Knysna Motor Show this weekend? If not, you missed out on one of the most exciting events on the Knysna calendar for the year, with spectacular modern supercars on show, and classics restored in such a way it looks like new – not to mention the vintage and custom motorcycles on display.

Read more here

Accommodation for the Best 10 Days of your Winter

The Best 10 Days of your Winter is fast approaching, with many sporting and family events taking place during the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival there is something for everyone.

Read more here

FEAST OF HIGH PERFORMANCE ROAD CARS AND SUPERCARS AT JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

Competitor lists:

Click here for the Classic Car Friday list

Click here fot the King of the Hill list

EVENTS & MARKETS
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch CLOUD 9 live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 5 May from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday, 7 May, Wendy Dewberry will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

 

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

WINTER LONG TABLE

Join the team at Kilzers Kitchen every Friday from 12 May – 29 September, 4pm – 9pm for their exciting Winter Long Table in a relaxed setting with a log fire & affordable quality food

 

For more info contact: 044 382 0135

DANCE SHOW

Join Une’s Dance Studio on 4 & 5 May 2017 from 6:30pm at Oakhill School Hall for their Rhythm Dance Show incl. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap and Latin production. R40 per adult & R20 per child.

For more information contact: 072 796 4931

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

 

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Living Jewels – #KnysnaMade

The Living Jewels project has given Sabine Woodward a new lease on life and it is all for a brilliant cause!
Sabine Woodward has been a resident of Knysna for going on 30 years and for most of that time she ran Emma Jayne Interiors, one of Knysna’s original and most successful interior design companies. She sold it several years ago and now dedicates her time towards worthy causes.

Read more here

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Bowls – #1Sport4Life

The 2017 All Cape Tournament hosted by Eden Bowls is just around the corner (Women’s Event: 23-29 April/ Men’s Event: 30 April- 6 May) during which time we will see some of the region’s best bowlers battling it out on the manicured greens of bowling clubs throughout the Eden District. The eastern zone comprises clubs like Sedgefield, Knysna, Leisure Isle and Plettenberg Bay. The western zone will be Great Brak, Vista (Little Brak), Hartenbos and Mossel Bay. George and Outeniqua will be utilized either west or east, depending on the number of entries per zone.

Read more here

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Slow Route #FoodJourney at Benguela Brasserie

This week’s Slow Route Food Journey takes us to Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant at Lakeside Lodge, situated on the reed-fringed banks of the Swartvlei Lake, just a few kilometres from the Slow Town of Sedgefield. The view alone sets it apart from many other restaurants in the area, but aside from that, they recognise and implement many of the slow food principles which we are seeking to promote on this culinary journey. Their mouth-watering bill of fare is inspired by the seasonality and availability of locally produced ingredients.

Read more here

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Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour celebrates 30 years

The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year and the Knysna Rotary organising committee will mark the occasion with the introduction of a number of new routes and races. The Knysna Cycle Tour has grown enormously since its inception in 1987 and now comprises four popular events which will take place on 8 and 9 July, the first weekend of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival: MTB events, road races, the SPUR Children’s Tour, and the Forest Family Dam Ride.

Read more here

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Knysna International Guitar Night

Seen as the precursor to the full-fledged international guitar festival 2018, the first ever Knysna International Guitar Night taking place at the Montessori School in Knysna on the 31st March features the extraordinary percussive guitarist Thomas Leeb who is Austrian but now hails from California USA.

Read more here

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Second Discovery Sport Industry Awards Nomination for Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb continues to grow in stature, having received its second consecutive nomination for the prized Discovery Sport Industry Awards, and being included in two categories for the first time. The Official Shortlist for the 2017 awards covers 17 categories that recognise the very best in the business of sport, comprising everything from events to activations, sponsorships and communications. It truly represents the epitome of excellence for the industry.

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch SAFF live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 03 March from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday, 05 March Deja Vu will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

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BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am – 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

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GOLF FUNDRAISER

Vermont Old Age Home is calling all golfers to join them for a Golf Day at Knysna Golf Club on 11 March 2017 to raise funds. Book your 4 Ball now.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593/044 384 1150

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FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

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WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

harkerville

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

SPECIALS

leeuwensboschDon’t miss out on a 3 course SUNDAY LUNCH at Leeuwensbosch Farm Stall at only R95 pp.

 

For more information call: Gerhard/Jane on 044 386 0116

LakesideLogoDiscountHave you heard of Monday massage madness at our Spa? Get the massage you’ve been putting out for a while. 20% off our massages is more than enough reason to treat yourself to a Monday pamper session.
Call: 044 343 1844 to make your booking.
tottiesExperience the Rheenendal country-side at Totties Farm Kitchen with an unforgettable @ R195pp on Sunday & Live Music on Sat & Sun.

For more information call: 044 389 0092

amani turbineSpoil yourself with a 45 min a back, neck & shoulder massage, refreshing foot scrub & a pressure point foot massage at the Amani Spa @ Turbine for only R599 pp.

For more information contact: 044 302 5746

CooknLookKilzers Kitchen Cook n Look Evenings are indeed a unique experience. The busy and extremely well equipped kitchen becomes centre stage for around 70 guests who get to watch a magnificent 3 course meal being prepared by chefs Albin and Jenny together with their professional kitchen personnel.

For more info contact: 044 382 0135

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Mitchells Brew Pub presents Thurday Pint Night – Buy one get one free & from 6pm – 8pm get a free 340ml draft with any gourmet burger.

For more info contact: 044 382 4685

oystersthirtyTHE HOME OF THE KNYSNA OYSTER: make sure you visit 34 South in the Knysna Waterfront to enjoy a fantastic oyster experience. For more information contact: 0443827331 BlackwatersRiverJoin Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course – A great relaxation place for young & old.
For more information & bookings contact: 044 383 0105
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Sanlam Private Wealth joins Knysna Motor Show as naming sponsor

The organisers of the Knysna Motor Show have announced that Sanlam Private Wealth has come on board as the show’s naming sponsor for 2017. The Sanlam Private Wealth Knysna Motor Show will take place on Sunday, 30 April, 2017.

Read more here

Mild & Wild Adventures – 10th Edition

Every week Knysna & Partners highlights activities which can be enjoyed in the Greater Knysna area, from wild (sometimes adrenaline-fuelling) pursuits to milder, more relaxing options. Featuring Acrobranch & Garden of Eden

Read more here

DarkFEST – Week2 Building

The 2nd week of building at DarkFEST is seeing massive progress, despite a bit of rain the jumps are almost done. A few measurements and tweaks and they’re ready for testing! The end of last week saw the birth of a 82ft long and low that goes over the berm leading to the step up. Nico was on duty on that right line and spent the week dialing it in and making another slightly shorter set up jump for a massive booter at the bottom.

Read more here

A Slow Route #FoodJourney – 2nd Edition

For the first blog of our Slow Route Food Journey, we paid a visit to” Green Road “(situated next to the Mosaic market in Sedgefield) which serves as a non-profit central hub for a wide range of healthy, free- range, organic and organic-in-conversion produce. Everything they do at this humble food fare gem is guided by the fundamental principles of the Slow Food movement and truly epitomises that which we are seeking to explore and promote on this journey.

Read more here

Forest Therapy @ Diepwalle

More than thirty years ago the Japanese coined a poignant phrase to explain the sense of well- being one experiences when spending time in the heart of a forest. It’s called shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing”. Based on ancient Buddhist practises, the philosophy is quite simple: go to a forest, walk slowly, breathe and open all your senses. There is mounting scientific data on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. It is the best medicine for the mind, body and the soul.

Read more here

2017 Tortoise Tuff

The 20th Tortoise Tuff (takes place on Saturday, 11 March 2017 and for the 7th year the host club, Sedgefield Striders, are offering four races: 10km | Run and Walk / 21km | Trail Run / 30km | Run and Walk / 2,5km | Fun Run

Read more here

And We’re Off for Slow Festival number EIGHT!

The Organising Committee are delighted to announce that the town will indeed once again be turning Orange over Easter, with the eighth annual Slow Festival inviting and encouraging locals, visitors and tourists alike to celebrate “Family Fun The Way It’s Meant To Be” in our beautiful seaside town! So diarise the dates 14-16 April and start planning/training for all your entries into all those events that you so enjoyed last year and perhaps a few more!

Read more here

EVENTS & MARKETS

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Tigger live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 03 Feb from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday 05 Feb, Shelly Hammond will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

 

BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am – 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

 

GOLF FUNDRAISER

Vermont Old Age Home is calling all golfers to join them for a Golf Day at Knysna Golf Club on 11 March 2017 to raise funds. Book your 4 Ball now.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593/044 384 1150

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

 

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

 

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

 

 

Sponsor a hole at SA Senior Golf Open

This year’s SA Senior Open event in Plettenberg Bay will be the biggest prize purse the SA Senior Tour will have had since 1997, and they expect a top field to come out and compete. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has partnered with the SA Senior Tour to create the EWT Senior Golf Series. The launch event for this series will the 2017 SA Senior Open. With the game of golf attracting people with a love for the outdoors, physical exercise and wide open spaces, the series will be the catalyst for bringing together wildlife enthusiasts around a common passion for conservation and sport.

The Bitou Municipality and Plett Tourism are very excited to welcome the EWT Senior Golf Series to Plettenberg Country Club and believe that everyone who both lives and holidays in the region will come out to support this unique event. Tourism is one of the key income generators for this region and events of this calibre help to raise awareness of our beautiful town as well as attract people to the event. It is our responsibility to protect regional resources and beauty, and the endangered Humpback Dolphin, which only occurs on this stretch of coastline, is a key part of that, which made it the obvious choice to be the benefactor of this event.

The first two days of the SA Senior will be Pro-Am format, with 72 Amateurs and 72 Senior Tour Professionals taking part, with the final two days being Pros only.

Date: 4th to 7th April 2017 | Find out moreBook your Pro-Am spotSponsor a hole

Lecture by Dr Curtis Marean: Robberg Coastal Corridor & Erica Trail

To celebrate the establishment of the Robberg Coastal Corridor and raise funds for the protection of the corridor and for the development of the Erica Coastal Hiking Trail, an inaugural lecture will be presented by Dr Curtis W Marean, Foundation Professor at the Institute of Human Origins, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, USA: SURVIVORS ON THE EDGE OF THE LAND AND SEA – developing the Southern Cape Coast Paleoscope of Early Modern Humans.

Dr. Robbie Robinson (Former Chairman of the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative and former CEO of SANParks) will deliver an introductory message on the importance of the RCC and the establishment of the Erica Coastal Hiking Trail. Chris von Christierson (Founder Member of the RCC Landowners Association) will introduce Dr. Marean.

Date: 04 Feb 2017 | Venue: Cairnbrogie Farm | Find out more

Plett Rage pre-registration open

Pre-registration for Plett Rage Student Festival 2017 is now open. Students wishing to buy a discounted Early Bird pass, will need to pre-register here: www.plettrage.nutickets.co.za

Passes go on sale on the 9th February for Destination Freedom 2017

 

Plett property reaches R1 billion turnover

The Plettenberg Bay property market has just surpassed the magic R1bn turnover mark for the year.

Kevin Engelsman, Seeff’s licensee for the area, says that this is indeed a milestone in view of the prevailing economic climate.

The popularity of Plett just continues to rise, says Engelsman. “Aside from an influx of new residents as part of the migration to the Western Cape, we have seen a notable increase in demand for holiday and retirement accommodation in the town. Buyers and holiday makers from Gauteng areas such as Johannesburg and Pretoria are especially keen right now.”

Read full article from Knysna-Plett Herald

The Plett Trail

5 Reasons you should book a spot on The Plett Trail in 2017

  1. Ancient Wonders: walk through archaeological sites and caves dating back over 160 000 years and learn from experts about the cultures, tools and animals that roamed this grassland before the Ice Age.
  2. Historical Cultures: experience the culture and music of the Kranshoek Griquas – one of the largest Griqua populations in South Africa and home to the Griqua National Heritage Monument.
  3. Diverse Ecology & Birdlife: enjoy one of South Africa’s most unique soundscapes, home to 50% of South Africa’s endemics and just over 300 species of bird, including a number of sought after waders, migrants and pelagics.
  4. Boutique Wine Farms: complete your full sensory experience by tasting some of the 200 000 bottles of wine and bubbly produced yearly, by boutique wine farms in the area.
  5. Luxury Traditional Lodges: enjoy a well-deserved rest at the end of the day at one of Plett’s finest lodges.

Find out more

 

Plett Summer in photos

We are having another unforgettable Plett Summer with brilliant weather, blue seas, summer music concerts, polo matches, meanders through the Plett Winelands, fashion show, hiking, biking and more.

Take a look through some of the summer events from December 2016… click here

We also ran a #plettsummer photo and video competition for our visitors to share their Plett Summer memories with us and stand a chance to win tickets to GoodLuck’s Get Lucky Summer at the Beacon Island or summer concerts at The Meadows.

Have a browse through some of our entries for your Plett holiday planning 2017 – click here

 

No child should go to school without shoes

It’s school time, and that means uniforms, books … and school shoes. The sad fact is many of our children in Plettenberg Bay are in need of school shoes. Remember “No child must go to school without school shoes” and you can make a difference!

You can buy a pair of shoes at any Pep Stores and support Siyasanga Vandala‘s initiative, or you can deposit R89.00 in the Plett Tourism account – marked “Shoes” – and we will assist Mr Vandala to buy school shoes and distribute them to the needy school kids.

Get in touch with Siyasanga on Facebook or through Plett Tourism 044 533 4065.

 

Interesting reads…

VIDEO: Color Run by Garth Ensley Plett Rage dates announced Hiking off the
holiday indulgence
Less Beachy things
to do in Plett
       
Send us your Plett story and it might appear in our next newsletter 🙂

 

Upcoming Events…

PE>>Plett
2-5 Mar 2017
Plett Arts
Festival – TBC
Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – TBC Plett Rage
1-8 Dec 2017
 
 

 Inspiring Workshops at the AvoPomme Creative Hub

The dates have just been set for the first in a series of very exciting workshops to be held at the new AvoPomme Creative Hub in Woodmill Lane. Hosted by Knyslifefstyle (a stylish online magazine), these workshops are designed to inspire, uplift and to get all those creative juices flowing.

Read more here

 

The Octopus Garden Under the Sea

For the past year, something quite extraordinary has been taking shape in a humble-double garage of the new Care & Respite Centre in Smutsville. When it is completed, it will act as the focal piece for an exciting project which is destined to attract the attention of both locals and visitors alike.

Read more here

 

Stategy Workshop for Knysna & Partners

On the 18th & 19th January, Knysna & Partners hosted an open invitation strategy workshop at Villa Castolini, the well known Tuscan-styled guesthouse positioned high above the sweeping Knysna Estuary. The key objective of the workshop was to give stakeholders from various sectors of the Greater Knysna area the opportunity to participate in designing the ideal system to market the Greater Knysna going forward as a destination of choice for desired target markets.

Read more here

 

Flight For Birders

The “Flight for Birders” bird identification and conservation course by Dr Anton Odendal will be presented at the St Francis United Church Hall, Sedgefield on 27 & 28 January 2017. A recent course at Mossel Bay was fully booked weeks in advance. With this demand it was therefore decided to present a further course along the Garden Route.

Read more here

 

Introducing the Knysna Bull

Exciting news for mountain bikers in South Africa… “Destination mountain biking” has evolved with the introduction of a reimagined event, the Knysna Bull. The new 3-day stage race is set for the 23rd to the 26th of February 2017 and is billed as the final Absa Cape Epic preparation race, but with a magical Knysna twist.

Read more here

MARKETS
 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Kaz & Chris live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 20 Jan from 8pm – 11pm & on Sunday 22 Jan, Steve Van will entertain you from 1pm – 4pm

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

 

BAZAAR

Come enjoy the Vermont Bazaar on 29 April 2017 from 9am – 2pm at Vermont centre in Hornlee. There will be something for young and old to enjoy.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593

 

GOLF FUNDRAISER

Vermont Old Age Home is calling all golfers to join them for a Golf Day at Knysna Golf Club on 11 March 2017 to raise funds. Book your 4 Ball now.

For more info contact: 044 385 0593/044 384 1150

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

 

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

 

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

Seasons in the Sun

Plett’s eclectic experiences offer fun, year round

The Plett tourism experience continues to evolve into an excitingly eclectic mix – and our seasonal themes will help distill our offering for our visitors!

And yet despite the continued investment in tourism experiences in recent times, there remain significant opportunities and challenges which are now being tackled, principally in heritage and culture tourism and in the development of sustainable tourism opportunities in previously disadvantaged areas, and for previously disadvantaged businesses and individuals.

We’ve packed Plett into four fun-filled seasons – Summer, Adventure & Nature, Culture & Heritage and Wine & Food.

The experiences capture the very best Plett has to offer – and they’ll help address past legacies and build the “One Plett Economy” which Plett Tourism is committed to.

Read the full article

New outdoor music venue: The Meadows

A wonderful, breezy new venue is ready to be introduced to the Plett summer crowd. Enjoy four outdoor concerts this summer at The Meadows.

26th & 28th December: We Love Summer featuring Crazy White Boy – Buy Tickets

29th December: Family Day at The Meadows with Jeremy Loops & Opposite the Other with DJ’s JustDru, Ginja & Xavier Dragner – Buy Tickets

31st December: New Year’s Eve with Goldfish, Nick Hamman and MixLab – Buy Tickets

Lookout Deck

The Lookout Deck Restaurant is a legend in its own right.

Nestled between the Lookout Rocks and the Lookout Nature Reserve and perched overlooking the incredible Blue Flag Lookout Beach, this is possibly one of the most unique locations on the planet! A must visit in Plett for breakfasts, lunches, light snacks and dinner.

From sunrise to sunset and the stunning rise of the full moon, take in the Indian Ocean. Reach out and touch the dolphins as they mingle with surfers. The cooking is fresh, simple and jolly good value – the quality service is always served with a laugh or two.

The diverse menu, extensive wine list and choice of exotic cocktails and full bar service is epic and caters for every palette.

“Great location, good food and service real value for money. We have had a number of treats here and we will be back again and again. The view is great the service is well organised and helpful. There is a wide choice and everything comes out superbly presented. We have been here for lunch and dinner both a success.”

TripAdvisor, CapeTownJane

Young Plett individuals who are shaping their world

Feature from our Plett Summer magazine – A profile of young Plett individuals who are shaping the world around them – designers, entertainers and entrepreneurs.

Meet Nada J, Noloyiso “Nada J” Jujwana, Fashion Designer, Asanda Mali, Fashion Designer, Trevor Mapitza, Entrepreneur , Mpumelelo Mvunelwa, CEO and founder of Fri Creatives, Sivuliye Nkomo, Sivu, Event and Marketing Coordinator, Brian Zafie Nkosie, Singer and Entrepeneur and King Melisizwe Tshembese, Singer and Entrepreneur.

Read more

Lockers on Plett Beaches

A new feature on Plett beaches: Central Beach, Robberg Five and Sanctuary Beach – lockers for your valuables with a recharge point inside.

A simple way to keep your valuables safe, including tablets, kindles and smartphones, with a charging point inside each locker – all you need to do is bring along your own USB cable to charge.

Using the lockers is so simple: insert 2 x new R5 coins to lock the locker – the key comes on a wristband. Head out to enjoy the sea, sand and sunshine with peace of mind, while your device charges.

You use the key to unlock the locker and there is no time limit, but you’ll need to use 2 x new R5 coins every time you want to lock it again.

Find out more

Share your #plettsummer memories and win concert tickets

Share your Plett Summer memories with the hashtag #plettsummer on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and each week, we will be giving away two tickets to that week’s show of GoodLuck’s Get Lucky Summer on the lawn of the Beacon Island or two tickets to the shows at the new Meadows venue.

How to enter:

Share your Plett holiday memories, moments and adventures using the hashtag #plettsummer on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stand a chance to win. Winners will be contacted via the channel that they entered, so keep an eye on your social media, #plettsummer and Plett Tourism’s social media accounts.

Contest Terms & Conditions

Interesting reads…

Vintage plane rally
passes through Plett
Music Lineup makes for a festive season Photos: Second annual Kasi Flava Video: GoodLuck on
“that Plett feeling”
       
Send us your Plett story and it might appear in our next newsletter 🙂

Upcoming Events…

Simon’s Bar
Lineup 10 Nov – 12 Jan
Zanzibar Summer Lineup 2-29 December The Barnyard this Summer 2016 Plett Polo Season
11 Dec – 23 Dec
       
Get Lucky Summer
11 Dec – 8 Jan
The Meadows
concerts 26-31 Dec
Trans Agulhas
27 December
Secret Sunrise
29 Dec
       
   
Plett Summer Color
Run 30 December
NYE in Plett
31 December
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Greater Knysna has water crisis

With the storage dams levels dropping, the water flowing over the Knysna River weir by a mere 10mm and the Gouna River’s flow coming to a standstill the Knysna Municipality has been forced to implement Level 2 Water Restrictions with immediate effect.

Read more here

 

AvoPomme Creative Hub

A few months ago, Bernice Haman and Ricardo Van Lingen (the creative powerhouse duo and founders of the stylish online magazine “Knyslifestyle”) walked into the vacant Shop 45 at Woodmill Lane and their penchant for tackling creative projects was immediately ignited. The shop’s paint-peeled exterior belied what lay beyond the front door – a double volume space which they knew would be the ideal base from which to realise their vision – “We want to inspire creative, successful and authentic living, for ourselves and for those with whom we interact.”

Read more here

 

Mild and Wild Adventures – 5th Edition

Summer is in full swing and over the next couple of months, Knysna & Partners will be highlighting many of the varied activities which can be enjoyed throughout the Greater Knysna area over the season, from wild adrenaline-fuelling pursuits to milder, more relaxing options.

Read more here

 

It’s Market Time!!

Going to the market on a Saturday is very much a part of our culture in the Greater Knysna area and there is an eclectic mix of markets from which to choose. These are places where friends come together to connect over delicious, locally produced food fare. Are you looking for the perfect gift this season? Our craft markets are bursting at the seams with amazing arts and crafts. If you are keen to get a genuine sense of the true community spirit of our region, a visit to one of our famous markets is a must!

Read more here

 

Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert

It’s that time of year when everyone is starting to get very excited about the upcoming Knysna Celtic Festival! And Knysna & Districts Pipe Band are once again joining forces with those wonderful guys in the Cape Town Bluegrass band Blacksmith for their annual Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY – on Saturday 18th February 2017

Read more here

 

Beach Safety Tips

The ocean is dynamic and often unpredictable by nature so caution needs to be exercised at all times. Below is a list of things to keep in mind when enjoying the ocean environment in our beautiful area:

Read more here

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

SEDGEFIELD BEACH FESTIVAL

Don’t miss the 2016 Beach Festival on Friday 23 Dec on Myoli Beach Sedgefield. This is a wonderful event for all, adults and children alike. Starting with a beach fun run in the morning, then the sand castle building competition.

 

Click here for more information

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Catch Deja Vu live at Blend Restaurant on Friday, 23 Dec from 8pm – 11pm & on Saturday 24 Dec, Lani Groves will entertain you from 3 – 7pm.

 

 

For more information contact: 044 384 0493

 

ROTARY KNYSNA SPLASH FESTIVAL

Knysna SPLASH, the annual festival presented by the Rotary Club of Knysna, will be back on 27 & 28 December 2016 with four fun-filled events for the whole family. Four exciting events provide enjoyment for both participants and spectators and challenges for the whole family!

Click here for more information

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Bloo Bistro presents Jesse Clegg live on 4 January 2017 from 8pm @ R150pp.. Tickets are available at Bloo Bistro, 2 Memorial Square, Main Rd, Knysna.

 

For more information contact: 082 923 1185

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Red Bridge Brewery presents #LiveEntertainmentFridays with great beer, cafe food and awesome live entertainment!

 

 

For more information contact: 083 671 9399

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Elalini Backpackers presents a New Years bash for the whole family on 31 Dec starting with an open mic session from 6pm & Live performance by Jonty Hendrix from 8pm. R50 gets you in incl. Welcoming drinks. Bring your own xyz  & braai.

For more information contact: 044 383 0005

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

Don’t miss the Friday Night Market this Friday from 4pm – 8pm for some good local food, entertainment, stalls or just good company. Follow the scarecrows up Welbedach Lane.

 

WILD OATS MARKET

Don’t miss the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market blending people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix, every Saturday from 07:30 – 12pm.

For more info contact: 044 883 1177

 

HARKERVILLE MARKET

Join the rural and rustic, but vibey and vital Harkerville Market it’s definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market. Saturdays 8am – 12pm.

For more info contact: 084 510 9939

 

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