Knysna Colour Festival

02-05 October 2015


There are only two rules:

  • Wear white at the starting line
  • Finish plastered in colour

This larger than life party will be equipped with music, dancing and massive colour throws, which create vivid colour combinations.

  • 5km Colour Flavour Walk/Run
  • 10km Glow in the Dark Colour Dash
  • 21km Colour Race

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More 100 steps to the beach……but all worth it!

This weekend I had the privilege to visit one of my favourite spots in Knysna….Noetzie


Castles were built right on the rocks with breath taking views and beautiful surroundings.

The first Noetzie castle was built by Herbert Stephen Henderson in 1930 using local natural stone as a holiday retreat. Families in Oudtshoorn and Knysna would pack up their horse-drawn carts and make their way through indigenous flora to the beach.


Many of the Noetzie castles are still owned by the original families.


Come stay at the Knysna Log-Inn and take a 10 minute drive to go back in time.

Chisa Nyama, Ukosa………………BRAAI!

braaivleis (English /ˈbraɪfleɪs/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbrɑe.flæɪs]) is Afrikaans for “grilled meat.”


24 September 2015 – Heritage day – South Africans unites around a fire.


“It’s a fantastic thing, a very simple idea. Irrespective of your politics, of your culture, of your race, of your whatever, hierdie ding doen ons saam…Here is one thing that can unite us irrespective of all of the things that are trying to tear us apart.”  –Desmond Tutu, patron saint of Braai Day.


Enjoy your Braai, from all of us at The Knysna Log-Inn

To know an elephant is to be touched by one.


The final stop of our Family adventure was Knysna Elephant Park.  After a short video, we were taken to the Elephant herd were we had the privilege to feed these amazing animals and to walk with the herd as they were grazing their way back to the Boma.  They say a photo says a thousand words………..see for yourself!

elephants kids

What an exhausting day with adventures that will stay in our minds and will be talked about forever!

elephant kids 3 elephant kids 1

A must when you are staying with us at the Knysna Log-Inn.  Ask the reception staff at the Knysna Log-Inn, they will give you a voucher that entitles you to 10% discount on your visit to the Knysna Elephant Park.

Jukani……………just one word: WOW!


The third stop on our Family adventure day was Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and probably the one I was most looking forward to.  We were greeted in the car park by a very friendly, Melody, who was our guide.


There were predators galore, from Lions, White Lions, White Tigers, Cheetahs, Pumas to Zorillas ……you will have to google that one.  We just loved it.  Truly a SANCTUARY.  And then, right at the end, were were greeted by the snakes, where mom had to do some explaining to the 10 year old seeing that she told her that Anacondas DO NOT exist – after she saw 5 minutes of the movie.  Ouch!


Melody, our guide, was bombarded by questions by my 10 & 12 year old girls….shame poor guy, but he was so patient and explained things in a way that they would understand!  What a guy!

This is definitely a must see when you visit us: 

Birds of Eden…………..I think I had more fun than the kids.


Our second stop on our Adventure day, was Birds of Eden, the largest free flight aviary in the world…………eish, that’s big!

We bought a “birdie guide” like most tourist do and off we went.  Now we are going to find the birds and tick them off the list.  One by one.

BOE fountain

Very successfully we mark them off……..The Knysna Loerie, The Cape Bulbul, The Cape White Eye and that was the end.  There were birds everywhere and not enough time to mark them all off!


The Bare-Eyed Cockatoo, The African Greys, The Redface, The Chinese Pheasant, Starlings and many many more.  Too many to mark off, but we made another plan.  We took photos of every bird we saw and spend hours at home marking them all off in our “birdie guide”

BOE bridge

A Definite must see when you visit Knysna… would not be disappointed.

Our Jukani adventure to follow soon…