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What you can do in Knysna when it rains

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Here's the situation: It's raining. Those Knysna postcards promised sunny skies and warm weather. What happened? 

Nothing, really. In winter, Knysna experiences some of its richest rainfall. Before you make like Adele and set fire to the rain (impossible by the way), consider this. You don't need to gaze longingly out your window for the sun to appear. Some towns shine when the rain breaks and Knysna is one of them. For tips on rainy day fun in the area, keep reading. 

Admire a local masterpiece 

Art nourishes the soul. It can also keep you amused for hours. Pop down to Knysna Fine Art gallery for a free viewing of contemporary South African art in a variety of media. 

See a motorcycle collection

Motorcycle enthusiasts, this will get your engine revving. The Motorcycle Room has over 140 bikes from vintage enduro bikes, motocross bikes to superbikes. The displays are interesting and the staff are always happy to answer your questions. 

Go to a concert

Judah Square is a colourful Rastafari community in Khayalethu South. Their music nights are a wonderful way to experience their hospitality. Daytime visitors can also book a tour. 

Visit a historic prison

You don't need blue skies to enjoy Old Gaol. This Knysna prison once held convicts en route to work on the construction of Prince Alfred's Pass. You can get a fascinating look into the lives they led. 

Learn about Knysna's past

Millwood House Museum is a fine wet-weather hack. Take a trip back in time and uncover Knysna's part in the Anglo-Boer War. You can also see artefacts owned by George Rex, the town's founder.

Try craft beer

When the sky is falling apart, Red Bridge Brewing Co has you covered. Their range of natural ales will perk you up. Top tip: Ask their barman for recommendations. He'll find one you'll be obsessed with.

Enjoy the clubbing scene

There's no need to be cooped up in your room. Seek shelter at Vinyl on Main, Knysna's go-to live music and entertainment venue. It's the perfect place to catch a rugby game, play pool or watch a band. Update: Vinyl on Main closed in 2019. 

Shop until you drop

Forget those grey clouds and find your silver lining at Knysna Mall. Here you'll get to browse the latest fashion, home decor, books, toys, and so much more. 

Wine tasting

At Packwood Wine and Country Estate, you can taste hand-crafted wine and eat delicious cheese with a fantastic view of the Tsitsikamma mountains and ocean. Cheers to your happiness!

Cruise the Knysna Lagoon

Knysna's estuary is brimming with bird and marine life. You can take a trip across its blue waters with Featherbed Co. A friendly guide will tell you tales about Knysna while you relax with a hot drink and meal. 

Eat out

Was that your tummy rumbling? No worries. East Head Café is the place for good food, good coffee and good company. There's even a dedicated area for the kids to play. 

Read a book

Rainy days and a book go hand in hand. There's nothing better than curling up with your favourite author. Literary lovers should stop by Leisure Isle Library to pass the time. 

Retreat to a spa

The wet weather is the perfect excuse to treat yourself. Why not book a spa day and pamper yourself with a massage, facial or manicure? Visit the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. You deserve it.

Design your own jewellery

A bit of bling can really brighten your day. Goldsmiths jewellery shop can transform your ideas into 3D designs before they're handcrafted in platinum and gold. 

Come rain or shine Knysna is always fun. The town gives you so many options for a good time. It's a great place to call home and Century 21 can help you make your move. Look through our listings in the area and contact us at your convenience.

Author: Century 21

Submitted 19 Jul 19 / Views 900

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