A fine guide to Knysna, South Africa's most beautiful coastal town.
Nell, Leon
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Title: Knysna
Subtitle: A Vistors’s Guide to South Africa's most popular coastal town
Author: Leon Nell
Publisher: Struik Publishers
Cape Town, South Africa 2005
ISBN 1770071539 / ISBN 1-77007-153-9
Softcover, 21x28 cm, 32 pages, throughout colour photos


This guide to Knysna traces the history of the town back to its origins in the 18th century to its ongoing development to become South Africa's most beautiful coastal town. Its geology, history, forest, vegetation, wildlife, coast, lagoon, marine life, and special points of interest, such as arts and crafts, are all given coverage.

30 things to do in and around Knysna:

Enjoy Knysna's delicious oysters in one of the town's many restaurants
Soak up the sun at Coney Glen, Bollards Bay on Leisure Isle, the beaches of Brenton-on-Sea or Buffels Bay
Explore the rocky world of the eastern Head, where strandlopers frequented caves thousands of years ago
Take a cruise on the Knysna lagoon
Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve via ferry, take the hiking trail and head back to the restaurant for lunch
Take a sunset cruise on a luxury yacht
Rent a houseboat for a few days on the lagoon
Snorkel or scuba dive at the Heads, where the wreck of the ill-fated Paquita can be seen
Visit the Millwood House and Old Gaol Museums
Visit one of the many historical buildings within walking distance of the CBD
Visit the Knysna Library, which has an entire section dedicated to the history of Knysna
Play a game of golf with the awesome backdrops of the ocean and lagoon
Charter a boat for deep-sea or lagoon fishing
Visit the local breweries in the industrial area
Take a township tour to Judah Square, home to South Africa's largest Rastafarian community
Pay a visit to the art galleries where some of South Africa's best artists have their work exhibited
Visit a furniture and/or crafts factory
Explore the Millwood goldfields and Materolli Mining Museum where old mining equipment from yesteryear can be seen
Go birding in the forests, fynbos and along the coast
Take one of many hiking trails around Knysna and explore the secretive forests
Pack the necessities and head for one of many braai and picnic spots in the forest, including Jubilee Creek near Rheenendal, or Ysterhoutrug, the Valley of Ferns on the R339 towards Uniondale, or Kranshoek between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Visit one of the Outeniqua Yellowwood Big Trees
Take the spectacular Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train trip to George and back
Visit the Knysna Elephant Park
Overnight in a luxury tree-top forest chalet between Knsynsa and Plettenberg Bay.
Browse the arts and crafts markets in Main Street
Catch up with local gossip at one of the many coffee shops or pubs in town or at the waterfront
Watch the sun set over Knysna and Robberg from Spitskop viewpoint
Take a stroll on the lagoon walkway
Visit Pledge Park Nature Reserve

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