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Culture, Art & Entertainment

Attracted by the area’s inspirational beauty, Knysna boasts a great number of resident artists, craftsmen and musicians and their work can be seen – and heard – all around town.


Emzini Tours
Escorted educational tours of Knysna townships.
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 1087
www.emzinitours.co.za


Buyambo Township Tour
2-hour heritage tours arranged at a time to suit you.
Tel: +82 294 9063


Thole Tours
Local township tours
Tel: +82 767 2401


Knysna Museum & Old Goal Gallery
Themed exhibitions of works by local painters & sculptors.
Queen Street, Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 302 6320


Dale Elliot Art Gallery
Original oil and watercolour paintings of Knysna & surrounding areas.
Woodmill Lane, Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 5646.


Jack Lugg Art Gallery
Exhibition & sales of paintings and sculpture.
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 2403


Knysna Fine Art
Fine South African, African and international works.
8 Grey Street, Corner Gordon, Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 5846


Knysna Art Studio & Gallery
Features the work of young and emerging South African artists.
Memorial Square, Knysna
Tel: + 83 415 3349


Leisure Isle Art Gallery & 'The Island' Coffee Shop
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 2208


Katherine Wood Fine Art
Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 7622
www.katherinewood.com


Ian Fleming Gallery
Photographs of the Garden Route
Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 6138
www.ianfleming.co.za


Knysna African Arts & Crafts Market
Open air market open every day
Corner of George Rex Drive & Vigilance Drive. Knysna


Birds of Africa
Exotic hand-carved wooden birds
12 Waenhout Street, Knysna Industria
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 5660
www.birdsofafrica.co.za


The Potter
Colourful & practical ceramic and stoneware for home & garden
On N2 between Knysna & Plettenberg Bay
Tel + 27 (0)44 532 7735
www.thepotter.co.za


Swing Café
Lively restaurant/bar with live rock/jazz/blues music at least 3 nights per week. Free entry on Wednesday & Friday evenings. Cover charge for featured bands.
Off Main Street, Knysna, opposite Memorial Square.
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 1771
www.theswingcafe.co.za


Harry B’s
Main Street, Knysna, adjacent to Knysna Tourism office.
Popular bar/restaurant with regular live music & karaoke.
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 5065


Tryst Dance Club
Sophisticated cocktail lounge & disco with upstairs VIP lounge for people aged 30+.
Open 9pm – 4am
Off Waterfront Drive, Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 0590
www.club-tryst.co.za


Zanzibar Cocktail Lounge
Late night pub, cocktail bar and music venue for the young at heart.
Melville Centre, Main Street, Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 382 0386

Wildlife
Outdoor activities
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Our suggestions:

There are a number of well organised township tours available that offer visitors the chance to meet and interact with our varied and colourful residents – including our thriving Rastafarian community.

In addition to regular live lunchtime music in Woodmill Lane, a number of pubs, clubs and restaurants regularly feature live musicians – as do our Friday evening markets in Wellbedacht and Memorial Square (summer months only).

Places of Worship

AGS van SA* +27 (0)72 510 9655

St Boniface Catholic +27 (0)44 382 1391

Holy Trinity Anglican +27 (0)44387 1977

Eagle's Wings Ministry +27 (0)82 781 6415

Methodist +27 (0)44 382 1371

NG Kerk +27 (0)44 382 1437

Presbyterian +27 (0)83 400 0972

St George's Anglican +27 (0)44 382 1239

Baptist +27 (0)44 382 0906

St Paul's Anglican +27 (0)44 382 7059

Greek Orthodox +27 (0)44 382 7260

Seventh Day Adventist +27 (0)44 873 3843

*Afrikaanssprekende instansies


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