First stop was a restaurant called The Firefly Eating House. I won't go into too much detail but if you're ever in Knysna, give it a visit (you can read my review if you click on the link). Then off to check into our accommodation.
|The hot chocolate - sugar, cream, chocolate lolly and hot milk. Mix it up!|
|We chose to share the twin room instead of each having a bedroom|
Breakfast was mmmmm! We ordered a cream cheese, salmon, capers and egg croissant and coffee. Heavenly.
|Nisha and I at Ile de Pain|
|Check out all the breads and pastries..mmm|
When we were done it was too early for lunch so we stopped on the way back to Knysna at a roadside rendezvous called The Heath. It's a farmstall, cafe, eagle sanctuary, play area, furniture store and nursery all on one site. Our 15-minute stop turned into an hour of browsing all the handmade soaps, jewellery, decorated pebbles, bags and endless amounts of other fun stuff.
|I bought some message pebbles.|
|This fudge is goooood|
|I wonder who lives there. He probably never 'leaves'. GET IT? Hahaha|
|I think it's called a paddle cruiser|
|That's Knysna Heads in the background...and me in the middle|
Next day.. yes...breakfast again. This time at East Head Cafe. I love this place. It's right at the tip of the Eastern Head (duh) which is opposite the other Knysna Head. I took lots of pics of this cafe because I think it's an awesome spot for breakfast and lunch and the decor is simple but fantastic!
|Simple, elegant interior - ok, ignore the bottles in corner|
After breakfast we headed for the Knysna Elephant Park. You can read about my experience here or just have a look at these pics. They pretty much tell you what we did.
|He's so cute!|
|Feeding the ellies before our ride|
That was the last of our activities before we had to make our way back home. But first we stopped at the Garden of Eden for a stroll in the forest and then further on we took a bit of a detour to Noetzie. We were told there are all sorts of castles there. We got there, after walking down millions of stairs (which we had to climb again on the way back). It wasn't quite what I expected. They weren't really castles, they were just houses and some B&Bs that are made to look like castles. The beach was beautiful though.
It was a good trip. I've been to Knysna before but really didn't do much while I was there (the weather wasn't great). But next time I'm there I'll definitely visit the restaurants again and maybe go back to Tenikwa for a 'walk with cheetahs while they go for their morning/evening stroll'. It's 400 bucks - a bit steep, but when will I ever get to take a cheetah for a walk?