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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourites beaches

Top 5 Beaches in Knysna

Knysna is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches of South Africa and all of them are close to our guesthouse, just a few minutes drive from Candlewood. We show you which one are our favorites.

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite places for authentic food

Top 5 places for a traditional Bobotie

You don’t find it very often on nowadays menus. But it is an old South African dish with wonderful flavours. A Must-try. We show you where in Knysna.

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourites for roasted beans

Top 5 place for a nice coffee

After an active morning in Greater Knysna and a nice lunch you deserved a nice cup of coffee in town. We show you where.

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Candlewood-Recipe # 3

A Shakshuka is a traditional African dish

A Shakshuka is a traditional African dish, especially from the North. It is strong and tasty and has always an egg. But we were looking for a modern and light interpretation of this traditional dish for Candlewood, Knysna. Free-range egg yolks 2 Cream 250ml Fresh milk 250 ml Butter 1 T Sugar 1 T Vanilla […]

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite places for Knysna Oysters

Top 5 places to have Oysters in Knysna

Knysna and Oysters are like Sundays and long sleeps. It’s a must. The Oysters are fresh and tasty and it’s worth having them with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc from the Garden Route. Find here our favourites.

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite adrenaline kicks

Top 5 adrenaline activities around Knysna

There are so many activities we can organise for you at Candlewood in Knysna. Hiking, Golfing, canoeing. But some activities will push your adrenaline. For example our # 5. In the Tsitsikama Park you have the chance to cross Storms River with a lilo. Or # 4 when you join a tour with a Speedboat […]

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Candlewood Recipe#2

Marinated Bocconcini with Chilli, Orange, Basil and Poppy Seeds

Does an Italian caprese suit to South Africa? Okay, you can have a caprese all day, but we have asked ourselves if there is no other way preparing it. We have found an Afrcian way with Chilli, Orange and Basil for our Guesthouse, Candlewood.

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A bunch of organic Bananas

from our landscaper John

Our landscaper John is very proud about what is growing in his small nursery. And all of his fruits and veggies are organic. A few days ago John brought us big bunch of his bananas.

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“We love people!”

Candlewood awarded for Service Excellence

If service is an attitude and not a business, if guests are friends and not customers, then it is easy to give good service.

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Candle Wood Lodge Knysna

Candlewood-Recipe#2

South African Shakshuka with Pears, Blue Cheese and Walnuts

A Shakshuka is a traditional African dish, especially from the North. It is strong and tasty and has always an egg.

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