What's on in Knysna...
Albert Frost live at Red Bridge Brewery on Friday 6 July at 19:00. Prebooked tickets R120 at Quicket, R150 at the door, if available. More info: Jackie 084 587 6665 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the past two decades the energetic performances of SAMA award-winning blues/rock guitarist/singer Albert Frost has captivated audiences worldwide. Dubbed the “South African Hendrix”, Frost deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, showcasing his extraordinary skills on acoustic and electric guitars.
In 2000 Frost became one of the first Fender endorsees in South Africa and has been linked with the brand ever since. He has recorded with the likes of David Kramer, Karen Zoid, Blues Broers and many other great SA artists, and has performed with every major artist in South Africa as well as international artists like Ali Farka Touré and Finley Quaye. He has toured with Simple Minds and REM, and supported the Rolling Stones. Albert has performed at legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Hard Rock Calling and OppiKoppi. His third solo album, The Wake Up, which won the coveted Best Rock Album at the 2017 SA Music Awards.
Chris Chameleon live in Knysna
Chris Chameleon and Daniella Deysel are Kat & Wolf. This musical project was born from the desire of both these artists to fly freer on the wings of their imagination, with sound, images and costuming in the wilderness outside the confines of their established names. Of course, Chris usually allows a few random audience requests of their favourites. Come dressed up in your best 70s outfit and you could win Better Live VIP passes, meal vouchers and more! Catch Kat & Wolf at Blend Country Restaurant on Thursday 28 June at 19:00 (arrive before the show if you would like to eat). Prebooked tickets R130 through Quicket, or R150 at the door, if available. Info: Jackie 084 587 6665 / email@example.com.
High School Career Expo at Knysna Mall on 6 and 7 July during the Oyster Festival. The exhibition is designed to provide both primary and middle school students with opportunities and guidance for choosing a high school and selecting their subjects. For the older teenagers, the expo is also designed to assist and equip the youth with the necessary tools to succeed in high school, tertiary education and beyond.
Fine art for connoisseurs
Visit Knysna Fine Art gallery at Thesen House to view works by established and new artists.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Concordia free pet clinic
Every first Wednesday outside the Concordia library from 09:00 to noon. Free inoculations for dogs and cats, by Knysna Veterinary Clinic and Emzini Tours. We try to give collars to the dogs, give some pet education to everyone there, sign up as many for sterilisation at KAWS as possible, then all the dogs get dewormed, inoculated, checked for fleas and mange and any other problems. Each dog receives a booklet with their information.
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.
Bridge pairs mornings
Duplicate bridge every Wednesday and Thursday at the Knysna angling club. R30 playing fee includes tea/coffee. All welcome on a “walk in” basis. Register by 08:45 to play by 09:00. “Singles” will be paired to play together. Players can stay after play when Heidi Atkinson will answer questions and go over any difficult hands at no charge, to encourage players to improve. Info: Heidi 082 776 0238 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Make it snappy
The Knysna Photographic Society holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at the Belvidere Manor conference centre at 18:30. Visitors are most welcome to attend. More info: Jacqui Johnston 082 4587598 / www.knysnaphotosociety.com.
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.
The Motorcycle Room museum, Thesen Isle, Knysna (daily). Info: 082 414 5167 or www.themotorcycleroom.co.za
San Ambrosio Church museum in the Gouna Forest, Knysna (daily). Info: 044 382 9762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Legend Museum & Café, Diepwalle, Knysna (daily). Info: 044 382 9762
Millwood House museum, Knysna (Mon-Sat). Info: 044 302 6320
Holy Trinity church, Belvidere, Knysna (daily). Info: 044 382 1293
Time in nature
Visit Pledge Nature Reserve – 10 hectares of pure nature in the heart of Knysna. Open every day from 07:00 to 19:00. 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 @ Knysna Montessori School is closed for the winter season, and will reopen in September.
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.
It’s a Sunday thing
Liven up your Sunday by taking a leisurely drive to a popular Plett landmark, The Heath, and support locals who exhibit their handcrafted products and other goods, amid a festive atmosphere and live entertainment – 09:00 to 15:00. You’ll still have time for your afternoon nap!
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.
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Music Morris & Mirth
On Thursday 28 June, at the general monthly meeting of Knysna U3A, the Brenton-onSea community hall will reverberate with the sound of music played on medieval and Renaissance string and wind instruments by Peter Mundell and Sue Fawcett, who will also discuss the ancient tradition of Morris dancing, which remains a living tradition of folk dance in England and further afield. Doors open at 09:00 when tea, coffee and biscuits are served. Meeting starts 10:00. All are welcome: members pay R5 and visitors R10 towards hall hire. More info: Judy Dixon 072 390 6667