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Knysna, South Africa

Photo: FlowComm, Knysna

Publisher’s note – Kudos to Greg Vogt and Martin Hatchuel for contributions to the wiki page that preceded this guide. We continue to update our guide to Knysna and the surrounding regions.

Knysna is a historic town built around a beautiful estuary in South Africa.

Headines
millwood-mine-tour
Slow Tourism Route
Knysna kicks off #knys1
Tourism Needs a New Language@ThisTourismWeek

Events
October Timber festival@KnysnaTimber
July Oyster Festival@oysterfestivalFacebook

Weather
Knysna Forecast
Twitter
@knysnatourism – Welcome to the heart of nature. #Knysna is an award winning #GardenRoute town and a Top 100 destination in #SouthAfrica!
@kaaknysna – Let us help you plan your perfect Garden Route break away – with accommodation types to suit every style and pocket, our members are waiting to welcome you!
@GvCyclotis – A father committed to securing a future for youth through conservation ethics
@ThisTourismWeek – This Tourism Week: Newsletter on-line commentary and discussion about tourism in South Africa. Responsible tourism. Social web
@KnysnaLitFest – Founded in 2010, the Knysna Literary Festival celebrates the written word by connecting the community with some South Africa’s most celebrated authors.
@KnysnaMuni
@KnysnaWaterfrnt
@Knysnawhales
@KnysnaCycles
@FatStixMTB
@DA_Eleanore
@KnysnaMuni
https://twitter.com/elalinibackpack

Elsewhere on the Web
gardenroute.org
routes.co.za
askthelocals.co.za
travelknysna.com@kaaknysna
visitknysna.co.zafacebook@knysnatourism
Knysna Elephant Park@KnysnaElephant
http://www.knysnaplettherald.com@KnysnaPlett
http://www.knysnawaterfront.com@KnysnaWaterfrnt
Garden Route National Park (GRNP)
http://knysnalivinglocal.co.za
http://www.knysna.gov.zahttps://twitter.com/KnysnaMuni

Art
http://www.knysnaartgallery.co.za

News
http://www.knysnaplettherald.com@KnysnaPlett

Recommended Listening
http://knysnafm.co.za
http://knysnafm.co.za/wp-content/themes/network/stream-popupbox.php

Facebook
Classic Rail
https://www.facebook.com/wanduekasi
Ntaba Africa Safaris

Flickr
Knysna Creative Commons-licensed photos
Knysna Map

Wikipedia
Knysna – Wikipedia
Knysna-Amatole_Montane_Forests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knysna_warbler

Brenton Blue Butterfly
Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve
Where to eat
34 SouthTripAdvisor@34SouthKnysna

Parks
Pledge Nature Reserve was declared in terms of a Provincial Government Gazette Notice of 11 October 1991 a Local Nature Reserve and covers approximately 10ha and is administered by the Pledge Nature Reserve Trust Nowadays it is hard to believe that less than a century ago this green heart of Knysna had been reduced to a brickfield and thereafter used as a dumping ground, which sullied the once clear streams. Concerned townsfolk were instrumental in having the Reserve proclaimed and negotiated a long term lease with the Knysna Municipality. What followed was a concerted and eventually highly successful, attempt to eradicate alien vegetation and restore the place to its original natural splendour.

Trails
http://traveller24.news24.com/News/Two-Knysna-Forest-hiking-trails-awarded-Green-Flag-status-20150520

Nearby: George
@george_mun

Nearby: Sedgefield
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgefield,_Western_Cape
http://www.slowfestival.co.za@SlowFestival

Knysna on the Flickr Map

Photos
KNYSNA :: valley

Forest Reflection

Google+ Hangouts
April 6, 830am Las Vegas Responsible Travel and Wildlife Conservation Hangout
Headlines: @ecabanilla @GvCyclotis @ThisTourismWeek

March 16
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbte4cs8e96g2v71eqbq2lmtjak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-myzLf66r54
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Responsible+Travel+and+Wildlife+Conservation&iso=20150316T0830&p1=127&ah=1

March 9

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c5bqppb2v4njdmhviju39rqm440
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmNaMVppurc

February #rtweek15 Hangout
In February we launched a new series of conversations focusing on responsible travel with experts from Knysna, South Africa. This robust discussion with Greg Vogt, CEO of @knysnatourism and Martin Hatchuel, publisher of @ThisTourismWeek delves deep into a warts and all inspection. Comments are welcome on the Google+ Event Page and the YouTube video.

Recapping our previous conversation (wordcloud) @knysnatourism @ThisTourismWeek @GvCyclotis @martinhatchuel

Buzzword Bingo
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Biodiversity and Wildlife Bingo
Afromontane Forest – Antelope – Big 5Big 50,000 Biodiversity – Body Parts – Born Free – Breeding Center – Brenton Blue ButterflyButterfliesCarrying Capacity – Cheetas – Cull – Elephants – Estuary – Floral Kingdom – Forest – Fynbos – Garden Ridge National Park – Giraffe – Hunting – Indian Ocean – Indicator Species – Life Cycle – Lions – Lion Week – Mammals – National Park – Natural World – Nature Reserve – Petting – PhytochorionPlants – Preserve – Pride – Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation Center – Reserve – Rhinos – Safari – Safari Park – Sanctuary – Seahorse – Shark Week – Sleeping – Southernmost Herd – Species – Wildlife – Zebra – Zoo

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