Maybe if we write about BUTTERFLIES, it will bring on SUMMER quicker??

BRENTON BLUE BUTTERFLY

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  • Two decades ago, a passionate campaign was underway to save a delicate soft-winged creature whose last known remaining stronghold was a small splinter of land in Brenton-on-Sea.
  • The Brenton Blue was first discovered in Knysna in 1858 by Rolan Trimen, the curator of the South African Museum in Cape Town.
  • It was more than a century later that the species was seen again and this time it was further east in Nature’s Valley.
  • Not long thereafter however, with the encroachment of human development, the butterfly disappeared, along with the fragile habitat which sustained it.
  • So when a thriving colony was discovered during 1991 at Brenton-on Sea, the only known place where this butterfly still occurred (despite intensive searches throughout the Southern Cape coast by butterfly experts) many fought tooth and nail to ensure that it would survive here.
  • Today the colony continues to thrive here along with many other species of fauna and flora. These butterflies are part of a complex web of life and many other species depend on them for survival.
  • In order to maintain the integrity and health of this eco-system, the public has limited access to this reserve.
  • However two exclusive guided tours are offered during November and February when the butterflies emerge.
  • The public may visit the Brenton Community Hall where a video showing the butterfly’s life cycle showed.
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Come have a WHALE of a time in Knysna…

OCEAN ODYSSEY – Knysna

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Whale Watching Tours

  • Knysna is one of South Africa’s best whale watching destinations, and the ocean adjacent to its sweeping coastline is abounding with whale activity during winter and spring.
  • Many other extraordinary marine species are seen here throughout the year.
  • Ocean Odyssey, Knysna’s only permitted close encounter whale watching operation, skilfully showcases these sentient animals during their whale watching tours.
  • Their highly competent skippers possess in-depth knowledge of this dynamic marine environment, ensuring an enlightening and memorable experience for all!

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Will we beat them THIS TIME…

South Africa v New Zealand: The Rugby Championship...JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 05:  Beuden Barrett of the All Blacks breaks clear to score the bonus point winning fourth try during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa Springboks and the New Zealand All Blacks at Ellis Park on October 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Historically these are the two best sides in the history of the game

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Autumn International Series, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales vs New Zealand - 22 Nov 2014...Mandatory Credit: Photo by Billy Stickland/INPHO/REX (4267163v)  All Blacks' Richie McCaw before the game  Autumn International Series, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales vs New Zealand - 22 Nov 2014

  • South Africa and New Zealand have played each other 89 times since 1921
  • The Springboks winning 35, losing 51 and drawn 3
  • The Springboks have scored 1 392 points and 137 tries
  • Conceded 1 718 points and 177 tries for an average score of 16-19.

5 Months to Christmas

Can you believe! Only 5 months!

Time to start planning your Summer holidays.

Yes, Kwa Zulu Natal has warmer water  and Cape Town has the mountain, but Knysna has it ALL.

Beaches

Buffalo bay

Mountains

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Forests

knysna forest

Lagoon

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Need I say more?

Make your bookings early to avoid disappointment: res@kli.co.za 044 382 5835 We look forward to hosting you.