what's on in khysna...
Dear Friends of Hospice, you are formally invited to our AGM on Tuesday 18 September at 17:00 at 24 Wilson St, Hunters Home, Knysna. Please RSVP before 10 September to Connie at our offices on 044 384 0593.
Anglo-Boer War cameo
Knysna Historical Society presents an illustrated talk by Allen Duff entitled “An Anglo-Boer War cameo in the Southern Cape” that tells the story of 25 men from the 2nd Western Australian Contingent who, as a peripatetic unit, in 1900 helped to defend Willomore against a Boer attack, then moved briefly to George and Knysna before engaging with Kritzinger’s commando. Date: 18 September, 17:30, in Cearn Hall, Leisure Isle. Members free and they are allowed a guest each at R30.
Knysna Garden Club
We meet Wednesday 26 September, 09:45 for 10:00 in Old Belvidere, St Andrews Street, at Holly Cottage, one of the oldest homes in Knysna and with a beautiful garden. We will also have a talk on some of the history of Belvidere. Bring hats, chairs and comfy shoes. Visitors welcome at R10. Enquiries: 044 387 1966.
Gill Marcus speaks
On Thursday 27 September, former Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus will speak at the U3A general meeting about the challenges facing democracy globally and domestically, and Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching’s work with the educational system in Knysna. Venue: Brenton community hall, members pay R5 (if wearing their names!) and visitors R10. Doors open 09:00 for tea, coffee and biscuits, meeting starts promptly at 10:00. More info: Emil Moller 044 382 0568
Experience the vibe in the township, meet the people, visit the preschool in the morning, visit the hairdresser, grocer, cobbler and library. Enjoy tea in a home in the township with drumming and singing. This tour gives back to the community. Depart daily at 10:00 and 14:00. Cost: adults R400, children R150. The tour lasts between two to three hours. To book: 082 338 6289 or 044 382 1087 / book@ emzinitours.co.za
Help with the control of alien vegetation and learn more about our local indigenous plants at Pledge Nature Reserve every Wednesday from 09:30 to 10:30. More info: 082 773 4118.
Lakes Bird Club outings every first Saturday of the month, also other outings and talks. Info: Pat 044 382 0638 / Steve 082 785 6152 / email@example.com.
Rotarians get together
The Rotary Club of Knysna meets at the Knysna Yacht Club every Tuesday from 12:30 onwards for the lunch meeting from 13:00 to 14:00. All visiting Rotarians are welcome as well as potential new members.
The Knysna Embroidery Guild meets every first Wednesday of the month at 09:30 at the Knysna Bowling Club in Rawson Street. Visitors welcome, R20. Info: Berry 082 216 9666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Network in Knysna
Knysna Networking, a group of dynamic individuals looking to help each other grow their business, meet twice a month on a Wednesday. Interested to join? Call Gudrun on 072 699 4174.
Time in nature
Visit Pledge Nature Reserve – 10 hectares of pure nature in the heart of Knysna. Open every day from 07:00 to 18:00. Entry off Main Road between Postnet and Steers. Dogs on leashes welcome. Ticket sales at Knysna Tourism, Polvo Coffee and Wayside Inn. For yearly/monthly tickets, call the manager on 083 629 9201.
Steenbok Nature Reserve, Leisure Isle, Knysna (all year). Dog friendly. Info: Knysna Tourism 044 382 5510
Park it at the market
The Friday Market at Knysna Montessori School in Kanonkop Street is open from 16:00 - 20:30. The market offers supervised parking, seating and shelter, bonfires and live music, a quality craft selection, a bar and an amazing choice of locally produced food, which may be enjoyed on the premises or at home.
Sedgefield: Wild Oats Community farmers’ market every Saturday morning (an award-winning market with over 60 stalls of the finest local farm produce, home bakes, plants and flowers, outdoor breakfast and live music), Scarab Craft Village and Mosaic Market, all in close proximity along the N2.
Plettenberg Bay: Harkerville Saturday Market every Saturday morning offers food, art and craft and more, on the N2 midway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Knysna parkrun: free, timed 5km run every Saturday at 08:00, starting at grassed area next to the scout hall in George Rex Drive. The aim is to promote health and fitness. To register go to www.parkrun. co.za.
Harkerville parkrun: Start at the field opposite the Harkerville market on Saturdays, just off the N2 between Knysna and Plett (about 22km from Knysna). Please be there by 07:45.
Find it online!
For a comprehensive listing of what to enjoy in the Greater Knysna and Plettenberg Bay area, from sport and entertainment, nature walks and cycling, places to stay and dining, to arts and culture, go to the Knysna Tourism website on www.visitknysna.co.za/things-to-do. Plett Tourism’s Daily Diary and Calendar of Events are also updated on a daily basis – visit www.plett-tourism.co.za/do/ event and www.plett-tourism.co.za/do/ daily-diary.
Also visit www.n2rs.com/knysna for a wealth of information, including a monthly diary of events as well as activities in our area.