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Dear Winter, it's time for you to leave!

Posted by Tessa on Fri September 6, 2019 in Hope Villa News.

We are always so excited for your arrival which brings longer nights, more rain, green grass, happy frogs, the Knysna Oyster Festival, boots and jackets, soups and red wine and roaring fires in the Hope Villa lounge. But your arrival at Hope Villa also means that Europeans stay in Europe to enjoy their summer, and South Africans go into hibernation. This of course gives us the opportunity to recharge, rejuvenate and relax. But enough already! We’ve been there, done that and now we look forward to welcoming your sister Summer back for a couple of months. We are sure you won’t be offended by my writing this letter to you.

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It's Time for a Knysna Restaurant Update!

Posted by Tessa on Sat November 4, 2017 in Things to do in and around Knysna!.

High season is almost upon us and at this time of year one needs to make dinner reservations as without a reservation you might lose out! So I thought I would put together some of my recommendations and reviews of restaurants that we like to go to!

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A Knysna Bed & Breakfast with Historic Value: Digging Deeper into Hope Villa's Heritage

Posted by Tessa on Mon October 12, 2015 in Hope Villa News.

The present piece of land on which the Hope Villa building stands on is today known as Knysna Erf 4869. However, this wasn’t always the case...

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Drupkelders Trail

Posted by Tessa on Tue May 19, 2015 in Things to do in and around Knysna!.

We like to use the quieter winter weeks constructively, to educate ourselves on Knysna and its surrounds! Today’s educational was to walk the trail to the Drupkelders mountain pools!

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Totties Farm Kitchen on Knysna's Rheenendal Ramble

Posted by Tessa on Mon March 23, 2015 in Things to do in and around Knysna!.

Totties is situated 15 kilometres along the Rheenendal road, close to the Millwood area where there have been recent sightings of the Knysna elephants as well as sightings of fresh dung and tree damage.

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