Nyc in Knysna: 5 hidden gems you should not miss

Some gems are hard to find

The Garden Route and Knysna are famous for its hospitality and excellent restaurants and cafes. Some are well-known like Ile the Pain or the famous Anchorage. But some gems are hard to find. And if you find them you won’t pop in. But it is worth doing it.

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Nyc-in-Knysna: our personal favourites for Art

Top 5 for Art lovers

In the 70s and 80s Knysna wasn’t a place for international travellers and South African holiday makers. It was a place for … mmmh, let’s say for special people. Individuals, hippies, out-of-the-box-thinkers and many more. It must have been a wonderful time having your wines directly on the shores of Crab Creek and having discussions […]

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The-Best-Kept-Secret of Knysna?

The Forest Elephants

The most southerly elephants? Definitely. The last wild Elephants on the African continent? Almost sure? But the most important question: are they real or just a legend? Many of our guests at Candlewood told us about finding footprints, dung or destroyed road signs when they have been hiking in the forest. But we wanted to […]

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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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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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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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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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