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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.

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References and further reading

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

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

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 106

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 105

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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