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The Candlewood Wine Selection

Andreas used to work in the Wine Business. He loves good wines and good food. But it was always his idea to have a special wine selection for Candlewood. Ask him for more information.

The Scoot

We have a retro Scooter for our guests – free for use. Use the Scooter for a ride to The Heads. You will love it.

The Fine Tea Menu

For breakfast we serve a special Tea Menu. Only the finest teas from India, Ceylon and Africa are shortlisted on our Menu. Together with Tea-Specialist and book author Rainer Schmidt we have choosen a special range of tea for Candlewood.

East Head Cafe

#2 of 130 Restaurants in Knysna

The East Head Cafe could be the best kept food secret in Knysna. Across a parking lot from the more celebrated Cornuti, it beats its more fancied neighbour in style, food and service. It might not be on the water (like Cornuti), but it’s pretty damn close.

It boasts an awesome outdoor area and panoramic view of the Knsyna lagoon and the entrance to the Heads.  There is a dedicated area for the kids to play (a nice touch I thought?) and the decor throughout is Afro-cool.

Management-style is enthusiastic, hands-on and the service every time I visited was friendly and very, very good to boot.

The Olive Tree

#3 of 130 Restaurants in Knysna

Looking for a warm and inviting eatery? A place to sit back and relax? A place to share a tasty meal and togetherness? Then look no further than The Olive Tree * in Knysna.

The quality food is known for its freshness, tastiness and the delicious presentation. The ambiance is lovely, the service excellent and every dish is lovingly prepared.

It is everything you could wish for for your dining experience and more.

Rated 3.5 stars in Le Gastronome 2009 top 10 Restaurants revies.
Received TripAdvisor certificate of exellence for 2012

Trading Hours: Mon – Sat Dinners

Dinners 6:30 pm – kitchen closes at 9pm (season play by ear!)


#4 of 135 Restaurants in Knysna

Veg-Table is a celebration of Vegetables! VegTable takes the journey from local organic gardens, and local foraging to the finale at dinner table; flowering in an indulgent four-course menu, starring the finest, freshest seasonal vegetables and fruits.

The essence is true slow food, and the menu is never twice the same, with dishes inspired by nature’s seasonal bounty, classic combinations and unusual twists. The delicious food is all fired to perfection on a Defy Jewel woodstove.

In the dining room, the woodstove AND open fireplace ensure cosy winter fare. The dining room is furnished with a happy mix of antique crockery and silver cutlery, linen and glassware, all found in local charity shops.

VegTable is currently located in a cottage, in a Pecan nut orchard, on the ‘Motherearthworm’ Farm, 5.7km along the Rheenendal Road. Rheenendal is a farming community on the outskirts of Knysna.

VegTable is open to the public on Wednesday through Friday evenings, from 7  for 7.30pmin Winter, and 7.30 for 8pm in Summer.

Freshline Fisheries

#6 of 135 Restaurants in Knysna

Welcome to Knysna’s unique seafood restaurant experience!

Enjoy a wide selection of seafood dishes on our beach! The outdoor beach restaurant is perfect for casual meal with friends and family. Enjoy the Wes Kus braai option or choose from our extensive seafood menu including old time favourite Fish&Chips, Kingklip & other speciality catches of the day, prawns, crayfish, oysters and so many other lip smacking seafood dishes.


Take aways are also available.

For your convenience you can also buy fresh fish and a selection of frozen seafood from inside.

We hope you enjoy our South African seafood experience!

PLEASE NOTE: We are not licensed to sell alcohol so please Bring Your Own (BYOB). No Corkage Charged!

OPEN: Monday to Saturday 11.30 to 8pm. Closed Sundays. Unlicensed (B.Y.O) & No corkage. Bookings advised 044 382 3131


#7 of 135 Restaurants in Knysna

PembreysKnysnaMar12Pic1A Mediterranean-inspired Salad Buffet delights vegetarians and even hardened carnivores, while the offal dishes of kidneys, sweetbreads, tongue or liver are innovative.
Authentic Pasta Dishes learnt on cooking trips to Italy, are made daily, and along with the Beef Carpaccio, are rumoured to be the best on the Garden Route.
The desserts are so good that it is not unusual for a patron to structure their meal around the pudding, be it the bread and butter pudding, the crème brulee or the ice creams and sorbets, churned using wonderful combinations of lemon balm, elder flowers or “real” liquorice. The reasonably priced WINE LIST has won a Platinum Award and reflects Peter and Viv’s love and interest in Wine.


Die Gieter’s Cathy & Remy Restaurant

#8 of 135 Restaurants in Knysna

10603878_846303448755262_7546535452908806966_oFrench Country style Cuisine
Die Gieter Restaurant “Chez Cathy & Remy” is located on private reserve overlooking the Knysna River. The restaurant offers French and South African cuisine and reasonably priced wines.

Phantom Pass Road

044 386 0201

Anchorage Restaurant

#9 of 135 Restaurants in Knysna
The anchorage is a traditional seafood restaurant situated in the heart of Knysna with ample parking and access; we are also wheel chair friendly. We have been around for the past 20 years running under the same ownership making the Anchorage the oldest restaurant in Knysna.

Over the years Brian has established an extremely good relationship with some of Knysna’s top Guesthouses and B+B’s who send their guests with confidence for a truly unforgettable experience. The Anchorage also has a great local support and visitors that come back on a regular basis to enjoy the warm hospitality.

Not only known for our Seafood … but also our superb matured beef. The Angus Beef fillet is as good as it gets!!  The Anchorage offers you a selection of fine fresh fish, Knysna Oysters, Shellfish, Seafood platters as well as sizzling beef, Kudu fillet, Ostrich Fillet, chicken and vegetarian dishes.

11 Gray St, Knysna

044 382 2230