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Outdoor markets


Friday Supper and Craft Market - main fundraiser for Knysna's Montessori School, locally produced fare, crafts, bonfire, live music
Harkerville Market - Saturday morning food, craft and speciality market, local produce, food and arts, crafts and other creations
Knysna African Arts and Crafts Market - community development project featuring wood and stone sculptures, wire creations and much more
Sedgefield Saturday Market - vibrant composite market featuring fresh, locally grown produce, artisan foods, arts, crafts, clothing, and much more

Retail and cultural therapy


Feathers of Knysna - quality carved wooden birds and animals, ceramic castings of wildlife
Frost Brothers - collectible classic and vintage cars for the discerning buyer /
Jack Lugg Art Gallery - internationally renowned artist, vibrant and expressive works in mixed media, oils and sculptures
Katherine Wood Gallery - Signature Gallery in Knysna housing Katherine's spectacular and inspirational fusion masterpieces
Knysna Fine Art - contemporary and international fine artists, separate venue houses ceramics, photographs, tribal artefacts, etc
Knysna Pottery House - wide range of handmade ceramic tiles, platters, bowls, tableware, clocks, etc
Leisure Isle Antiques - art, antiques and other collectables, incorporating The Leisure Isle Gallery
Millwood Museum - records the 1876 Millwood Gold Rush, restored mining equipment and ghost town, mining tours, tea garden
Old Gaol Museum - historical building housing the Angling and Maritime Museums, Knysna Art Gallery and Old Gaol Restaurant
Safari Club - quality exotic leather handbags, purses and accessories, Nature Conservation approved

Plettenberg Bay Wine Route


Anderson Wines - flavourful, vibrant, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc
Bramon Wine Estate - pioneer winery in the region, award winning Methode Cap Classique (MCC) sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc, quality restaurant
Luka Wines - award winning 2012 Sauvignon Blanc from this boutique winery
Newstead Wines - newcomer on the block, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, 2013 Pinot Noir and MCC Brut to be released shortly
Packwood Wines - Pinot Noir MCC, award winning Sauvignon Blanc, cheeses from their working dairy farm
Plettenvale Wines - MCC Brut Rose in the French tradition from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes
Rondebosch Wine Estate - another newcomer in the growing Crags wine region

Walk on the wild side


Within 30km of Knysna

Featherbed Private Nature Reserve - South African Heritage Site on the Western Head, 4 hour eco experience
Goukamma Nature Reserve - 15km west of Knysna, 2500ha including marine reserve, coastal fynbos and dune forest, hiking trails
Knysna Elephant Park - 22km east of Knysna, variety of elephant encounters including elephant back rides
Pledge Nature Reserve - 10ha close to town centre, extensive trail network, great views, guided full moon walks
Radical Raptors - raptor rehabilitation and awareness centre 25km east of Knysna
Steenbok Nature Reserve - 16ha on Leisure Isle's northern shore, 100 odd bird species recorded, walkway suitable for cyclists

Plettenberg Bay, The Crags & Tsitsikamma

Birds of Eden - bird sanctuary featuring the largest free flight bird aviary in the world (The Crags)
Crags Elephant Sanctuary - "halfway house" for young African elephants in need of a temporary home - various elephant encounter options (The Crags)
Garden Route National Park (Tsitsikamma) - coastal reserve including forest, fynbos and marine ecosystems, variety of hiking trails
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary - African and exotic snakes, monitor lizards and crocodiles (The Crags)
Monkeyland - the world's first free-roaming primate sanctuary, guided tours (The Crags)
Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve - largest Southern Cape game reserve, big 4, game drives and horse safaris
Robberg Nature Reserve - rocky coastal headland reserve offering 3 circular trails, wonderful views, seal colony (Plettenberg Bay)
Tenikwa - wild cat rehabilitation and awareness centre offering cheetah walks (The Crags)

Eastern Cape (big 5)

Addo Elephant National Park - third largest SA National park, stretching from the arid Karoo to the coast
Amakhala - upmarket reserve established by the descendants of various 1820 settler families
Blaauwbosch -experience warm Karoo hospitality at this reserve set in the Winterhoek Mountains
Kariega - family-owned and operated biodiverse reserve includes the Bushman's and Kariega rivers, cruises, kayaking
Kichaka - exclusive bushveld valley reserve set between two streams
Kwandwe - understated luxury at this world class socially responsible reserve, population of rare blue cranes
Kwantu - upmarket reserve on the Sidbury Plains, includes the Settler village of Sidbury
Lalibela - contains five ecosystems ensuring a diverse flora and fauna experience, authentic African charm
Pumba - eco-friendly luxury reserve and spa, white lions
Samara - luxury, award-winning Karoo reserve nestled in a mountain amphitheatre, cheetah walks
Shamwari - premier Eastern Cape private reserve, Born Free Cat Sanctuaries, Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre
Sibuya - home to more navigable stretches of river than any other reserve in SA, birders paradise, fishing, canoeing /

Klein Karoo experiences (Oudtshoorn and surrounds)


Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - game drives, elephant walks and rides, horseback safaris, a la carte restaurant /
C.P. Nel Museum - one of the best country museums in South Africa, ostrich hall, military and natural history, even houses a synagogue
Cango Caves - spectacular limestone caves, dripstone caverns, vast halls and towering formations, guided Standard and Adventure tours
Cango Ostrich Show Farm - multilingual guided tours, ostrich rides, curio shop, restaurant, local wines
Cango Wildlife Ranch - wildlife awareness centre housing a diverse range of species, various animal encounters including croc cage diving /
Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm - game drives, ostrich tours and rides, touch farm, guided Khoisan cultural trail
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm - world's first ostrich show farm, guided tours, ostrich rides and feeding, curio shop, restaurant
Klein Karoo Ostrich Boutique - handmade and precision-crafted ostrich and game skin fashion accessories, interior decorations, gifts and curios
Klein Karoo Wine Route - diverse dry climate wine region, dry white and red wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products - top quality handmade ostrich leather handbags, briefcases, purses, wallets, etc
Meerkat Adventures - enlightening early morning guided tours to observe the antics of these fascinating suricates in the wild
Oudtshoorn Ballooning - hot air ballooning over Oudtshoorn and the Swartberg Mountains
Skydive Oudtshoorn - tandem skydives and training, amazing Klein Karoo vistas
Swartberg Circle Route - breath-taking scenic drive including the Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort
TBi Adventures - specialist outdoor adventure centre, caving, abseiling, kayaking, hiking, quad biking



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