Knysna is well known for its outdoor activities and many consider it the perfect place for a summer holiday. Our town does, however, offer plenty of warmth indoors too. Here are a few of our favourite winter spots around Knysna.
Visit Old Nick Village
Activities at the Village include guided tours of the Mungo Weaving Mill, the Old Nick Midweek Market, the Tree Walk which helps to identify the indigenous trees of the village (some have grown here for more than a hundred years), and the Benches – old weaving loom frames created more than 100 years ago and turned into benches.
Roost Café offers quirky breakfasts, lazy lunches, barista coffee, along with a bakery boasting fresh artisan breads, home-made preserves and unique craft items for sale.
Tel: +27(0)44 533 1395
National Road N2, Plettenberg Bay
Stroll through the Wild Oats Farmers Market
Come rain or shine, the Sedgefield market offers the choicest locally-produced foods, both the take-home and breakfast variety. Including free-range meats, chicken, lamb, dairy and cheese, the market also specializes in fresh-from-the-field veg, freshly baked and bottled goods, as well as a wide variety of fresh-off-the-coals breakfasts.
Tel: +27(0)82 376 5020
Sedgefield Island turnoff (Engen Station)
Have Sunday Lunch at Totties Farm Kitchen
Country-fresh farm food is served in a relaxed country atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast lunch or tea daily. Their popular Sunday Buffet is always full so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Tel: +27 (0)44 384 0933
Rheenendal Road (some 12.4 km from the Rheenendal turn-off on the N2)
Walk the Knysna Waterfront – Knysna
Boasting a superior marina, a base for luxury yachts and Knysna’s gateway for cruises and luxury charters, this shopper’s paradise also has the perfect gift for everybody from books to boutiques, clothing to curios. If it’s too cold to walk around, you can relax and enjoy a meal at one of its large variety of restaurants.
Tel: +27 (0)44 382 0955
21 Waterfront Drive, Knysna
AvoPomme – Woodmill Lane
Café, art gallery and naked shop (no single-use plastic and hardly any packaging), AvoPomme in Woodmill Lane inspires creative, successful and authentic living. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or tea and cake (they make the best chocolate brownies in town). During the school holidays, they also offer fun art activities for children to participate in.
Tel: +27(0)44 382 1575
Shop 45, 4 St Georges Street, Woodmill Lane, Knysna