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Knysna-Plett Herald - - Briewe | Letters -

Hos­pi­ce AGM

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

To­wns­hip tou­rs

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

Wee­ding Wed­nes­day

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 / la­kes.bi­rd.club@gmail.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 da­vid­pren­ti­ce25@y­a­hoo.co.uk.

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.

Run free

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.

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