The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Knysna

Afrikaans name: Knysna

Knysna

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Western Cape

Knysna is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is set on a lagoon in a beautiful part of the country.

Knysna has had an interesting history since the arrival of European settlers from 1760. The natural resources in the area include timber and, at one stage, gold mining.

The Knysna River flows into the Knysna Lagoon before passing through "The Heads" and flowing into the Indian Ocean.

The climate is quite pleasant which makes it appealing to both tourists and those looking for a quiet place for their retirement.

In mid-winter the Knysna Oyster Festival is held.

References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 99

Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Published: 1992 - Page: 354

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 118

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 67

Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 78

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 188

The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Published: 1992 - Page: 59

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 105

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 204

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 53

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 67

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 82

Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 121

Country Life - Issue 245 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 74

Country Life - Issue 256 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 20

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 106

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 126

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 671 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 36


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