It may not be the biggest, and it may not be the best, but Buffalo Bay Beach is one of my favourite places in all the world.
The first time I saw Knysna, I was six. Exactly 50 years later, when my grandson was six, and he and I were fishing at the very spot where I’d first fished on that early holiday, it struck me: I’m…
Vasco da Gama saw elephants at Mossel Bay when he landed there in 1497, and in 1876 the colonial forest service’s Conservator of Forests in the Southern Cape, Captain Christopher Harison, estimated that between 400 and 600 of them were…
The Knysna Oyster Festival will turn 33 when it gets under way on the 1st of July, 2016. And – Oh! – how our baby has grown!
Coffee is really important in Knysna. And when I saw that sign on the wall of Café Throbb, I finally understood why.
Winter in the Garden Route is delicious: generally cool at night and balmy during the day. So when the birthday of a member of the family falls in June – well, there’s nothing better than a weekend away at a…
One of the most remarkable things about living in Knysna is the fact that we have easy access to some of the most remarkable art in South Africa.
The Point of Human Origins Experience at Mossel Bay’s archaeological cave sites may be one of South Africa’s most important tourist attractions. It may even be one of the world’s most important tourist attractions.
Of all the roads in the lovely Garden Route, the road from Kurland to Nature’s Valley is probably one the loveliest. And on it – one of the loveliest gardens in the Garden Route: Lily Pond Country Lodge.
To Knysna town last week to shop for gifts. And I hate shopping. Thank goodness for Magpie’s Nest.