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Knysna Community Website

A Unique Experience

Culture is a learned aspect of a community and includes music, language, art, culinary tradition and its traits. You cannot call a quick drive through the township a cultural experience – you have to participate and not just be a spectator. We invite you to dance the Hotnot Riel around the fire and listen to the storytelling of the Outa, sit and sample the Mielies & Bone and fresh Roosterkoek with Moskonfyt, and truly live amongst the people for a day or two and to learn what Ubuntu is... What it means to share and be content with the limited resources one has.

We invite you to experience a cultural tour conducted by a guide with authentic Griqua Ancestors and stand alongside the burial place of their beloved Paramount Chief, A.A.S. Le Fleur. You’ll realise how accurate this psychic leader's prophecies about their ancestral farm Jackals Kraal were and why it was called the “Pantry of the Griekwa Nation”.

Be welcomed into colorful, vibrant and friendly communities and experience true Knysna hospitality. Knysna Homestays offers a truly holistic experience, revealing a different aspect to the usual scenery – the local culture and the people. Enjoy the abundant natural resources of the region and meet local people whilst directly supporting the poorer communities and contributing to their livelihoods.

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