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Candlewood-Recipe # 7

Extra Gardenary: Rooibos Iced Tea

A hot summer day in December in Knysna. Candlewood is well booked and our guests relax at our pool area. What will be the ultimative refreshment at the guesthouse? We prepare our homemade Rooibos Iced Tea. Keep cool. Organic Rooibos 8 T Vanilla pod 1 Sweet Organic Garden Route Apples 2 Rhubarb nectar 250ml Bottles […]

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Gin-Tasting at Candlewood, Knysna

Gin-Tasting at Candlewood, Knysna

Gin is famous these days. No wonder why. It is the only “alcohol” which is not an alcohol, it is medicine. Well, a hundred years ago it was. In England for example. And a Gin & Tonic was for travellers and explorers one of the best ways to prevent Malaria (because of the chinin in […]

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourites for steak lovers

Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourites for steak lovers

The quality of meat in South Africa is outstanding. Almost everywhere you get a nice steak, but some places you should experience yourself. We tell you which places.

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The-Big-5 of Knysna

A special look at the Knysna Estuary

Many visitors in South Africa are keen on the so called Big Five. We don’t want to make them small, but they are not sooooo special. There are few places where you can see Lion, Elephant and Co. But the “Big 5 of Knysna” are really unique.  Knysna is famous for its indigenous Fauna and […]

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Candlewood-Recipe # 6

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Poached Eggs

Knysna is proud of South Africas biggest forests. The forest are natural grown, full of cool, shady spots in summer time and there are many small rivers and water holes. The perfect spot for wild mushrooms for Candlewoods famous Mushroom bruschetta. If we have some we prepare this speciality in our guesthouse for breakfast. Wild […]

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite hikes

Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite hikes

There are so many activities in Knysna and surroundings. But sometimes you just need an easy walk to stretch your legs. We show you some nice and good hikes.

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourites for kisses

Top 5 places for a romantic sunset

What would be Knysna without romantic sunsets? We show you the nicest places for you and your beloved one. Mmmmmmh …

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Candlewood-Recipe # 5

Pear and Blue Cheese Glass

The Garden Route and Knysna is famous for … well, everything that grows in the garden. Like fruits and veggies – and of course pears. A nice dish we use from time to time at Candlewoods breakfast is a kind of a salad with pears, spinach and Blue cheese. You will love the healthy dish! […]

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite “hicks”

Top 5 places for a wine tasting

There are fantastic wine regions in South Africa. Since a few years the Garden Route gets more and more famous for wines. The terroir is excellent and the climate with the sea and crispy cool nights. We show you which one are worth visiting.

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourite “prosts”

Top 5 places for a local craft beer

South Africa is famous for their fantastic wines. But more and more craft beers come up. And so in Knysna, too. We tell you the best places for crafted beer.

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