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 staff that makes you feel home far away from home.

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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Candlewood-Recipe # 4

Stonefruit Tray-Jam

There are a few things reminds us on our childhood. We were young and especially our Grannies recipe come up since we moved to Knysna. Last season it was a bestseller at Candlewoods breakfeast: our Garden Route Stonefruit Tray-Jam. Plums 12, quartered Yellow nectarines 6, quartered White nectarines 4, quartered Organic brown sugar 150g Lemon […]

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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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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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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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Cheese-Tasting with Alje van Deemter

An awarded cheese maker works with Candlewood

Cheese is a very special kind of food. Nowadays many cheeses are produced in factories. But the philosophy of our guesthouse, Candlewood in Knysna, is that we source almost everything from small farmers, winemakers and cheese makers in our area.

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Green Garden Route Aspargus with Prosciutto and Mango Chutney

In a bed & breakfast like in Candlewood are two things important: the bed must be great, the breakfast must be great. And fresh, local ingredients is the best way to ensure a good breakfast.

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