I came to Knysna from a city for 3 days to think. I never left. I felt immediately at home and my love for Knysna has continued to grow. I am not alone. It feels like half this town is made up of people who realized that a condition for better living is being surround by natural beauty.
I love the view from my road of the city centre, the clean estuary, the islands in it and the sandstone Heads that guard us from the sea. I love the Outeniqua Mountain peeks that transform into the forest of the Garden Route National Park which, like a loving mother, embraces our little town. I love the streams in the street when it rains. I love beach sand between my toes or estuary mud massaging my feet. I’m comforted by the bird life (apparently 87 species) that are my most regular visitors where i stay. I love that i have the option of nature and civilization which brings me to loving good coffee (which i can find in many places in town), strong and dark like Africa itself. I love good food, warm and friendly, that’s offered by too many restaurants to count. I love that quality artists form the soul, from painters and crafters to photographers, musicians and authors.
I’m not naive to the problems we experience as members of the human race. To that end, i run www.KnysnaKeep.org, a web spot for project ideas and activism seeking to improve life for all citizens of Knysna. But at www.LoveKnysna.com i seek to applaud what we do right and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.
Knysna is a beautiful place to live and a beautiful place to die one day. I love Knysna because it is Home.
Love Knysna too!