What's on in knysna...
Positive outlook for birds
On Thursday 29 November, Nature’s Valley Trust programme director Dr Mark Brown will share details of the part he played in the conservation of birds on a private island in the Seychelles at the last general meeting of the Knysna U3A, in the Brenton community hall. Doors open 09:00 for beverages and Christmas cake. All are welcome. Members R5, nonmembers R10 towards hall hire. Enquiries: Judy Dixon 072 390 6667
There will be an Open Studio event at Entabeni Farm in Welbedacht Road, Knysna, home of the Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art Residencies Programme, on Thursday 29 November from 16:30, with artworks by Keneilwe Mokoena and Helena Hugo on display. More info: 082 614 3919 / www. saffca.com
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 / [email protected] emzinitours.co.za
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.
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, to places to stay and dining, 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.