Brenton on Sea is a suburb about 15km’s from Knysna; travel along the N2 towards George and take a right after the White Bridge. The settlement cascades down sloping hills which eventually ends in a “far as the eye can see” white sanded beach. The settlement was named after Sir Jahleel Brenton, who declared Knysna a harbour in 1818. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to spot the endangered Brenton Blue Butterfly. With street names such as Agapanthus, Watsonia, Protea and Stinkhout the whole suburb is a testimony to the variety of both fauna and flora.

Adventure activities are countless at Brenton on Sea. Paraglide in safely off the top of a high hill (reachable only on foot) over the Indian Ocean or climb rocks that juts off the shore to fish for White Mussel Cracker, Garrick (Leerie), Kob and Grunter.

Brenton’s beach is not an ideal one for swimming and surfing because of the strong rip tides and rocks close to shore, but it is perfect for lazing on the beach or having a picnic. The kids will love looking for shells and might even catch a glimpse of jellyfish or blue bottles that have been washed up to shore.

If you’re feeling peckish after a fun-filled day, head up to Brenton’s choice of restaurants for a sundowner and snacks or a delicious pizza for something more substantial.

Are you travelling alone? Pack a picnic basket with cheese, biscuits and wine and sit on a wooden bench over-looking the Indian Ocean from one of the many spectacular viewpoints.

Film briefing

Opportunities for Businesses before and during the Film Festival

The Director for the Festival Patrick Walton would like to brief you on potential opportunities for businesses for supply & marketing during the build-up and the festival which takes place from 29nd October till 2nd November 2019

Opportunities for Businesses in the Garden Route Film Industry

Briefing on how to market and become a supplier for filming opportunities in the Garden Route. Estimated spend by production on various supply needs from Accommodation, vehicles, unit equipment, medical etc. is around ½-2 million per production. Presented by the Garden Route film office.

When: Friday 25th January 2019
Time: 11:00am to 12:30
Where: Knysna Tourism Office 

Keagon 044 382 5510

Knysna Bull

Head out into the forest on your solo mission! For the Pros, the Bull provides a unique opportunity to test form over a multiday stage race, without being affected by riding in a team.

Dates: Evening Lagoon Prologue 3 Forest Trail Stages 20-23 February 2019 (Wed to Sat)
Venue: Starts at the Knysna Waterfront
Times: Wednesday, 20 February, 16h00 – 21h00 Registration
Races start at 08:00

Family foundation Training

Please RSVP

FAMSA is planning an event on Personal Growth, active listening and various other courses for the whole family.

The training is starting on 11 February 2019 until 13 June 2019 and is held at 21 Spring Street, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.

Sessions start at 8h30am.

Should you be interested in attending the training, please RSVP on the FAMSA Facebook Page.

Only here for the Beer

Beer would not be beer were it not for the hop plant. While you can make a beer without hops (the word ‘ale’ is thought originally to have meant exactly that), it is the hops that give to beer the distinctive flavour that most drinkers would probably consider to be the essence of the brew. These are the soft green cones of the plant Humulus lupulus. Only the female plant produces cones, and the magic ingredients that the brewer seeks are found only in tiny glands at the base of each leaf-like bract within the cone.

The hops contribute to the making of beer in several ways, notably the addition of taste and smell. Bittering hops give the brew its characteristic bitter taste, while aroma hops give it its beery scent. Hops also act as a natural preservative, help to clarify the beer and to form and fix the frothy head.

Until the early decades of this century all the hops used in South Africa’s brewing industry had to be imported, but in the 1920s the brewers began to wonder if it would not be possible to grow their hops at home. The conditions for the plant’s growth, however, were stringent: a minimum number of daylight hours in summer, a six- to eight-week dormant period in winter when it needs to be chilled, and a plentiful water supply throughout the growing season. Only one small part of the country met these conditions: the rich farmlands around George, and one or two well-watered valleys in the Outeniqua Mountains. Today 480 ha are cultivated, enough for half of South Africa’s needs. A visitor cannot miss the hop fields in summer. The plant is a fast-growing climber that shoots up in spring, the specially erected trellises towering as much as 4 meters above the ground so that the fields look like giant vineyards. The rate of growth is so remarkable – up to 20 centimetres a day – that some farmers (the older ones, who have had time to sit down and study such things) insist that the patient visitor will actually see a plant growing taller before his eyes.

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb wins the Environmental award

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb continues to be known as one of the top sports events in the country having been awarded MSA’s Environmental Award at the annual MSA Gala Awards Evening. 

MSA seeks to recognise and show its gratitude to the circuit, organiser, club or individual, who is assessed to have made a significant contribution towards or have done something important to enhance environmental awareness and protection in the field of motorsport during the calendar year.

The Eden Regeneration Festival initiative supported by the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, namely the Festival of Action, focused its efforts on multi-stakeholder engagement including local communities, local government, NGOs and academia to support and collaborate on existing initiatives by bringing their time, logistics and human resources.

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474 Freesia Place

R 3 700 000
4 Beds 3 Baths 1 Garages

Floor Area: 280 m²
Land Area: 630 m²
Rates: R 1400 p.m.

Yes, you can have everything ! Come on in and experience the perfect blend of modern architecture and upmarket design in a Cul de Sac location.

Sip cocktails watching the sun set in this magnificent home, features four spacious bedrooms, all neatly tiled and built-in cupboards, as well as three modern bathrooms, with one being the master en-suite. This home offers a comfortable, small chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops and ample kitchen cupboards … the place where delectable meals are created.

The kitchen, lounge, dining room and master en-suite are on the top level and the rest of the bathrooms, bedrooms and 2nd lounge / entrance hall on the lower level. Large entertainment decks, loads of natural light and a beach theme interior throughout the house complete the picture. (Available at an additional 200K).

Brenton On Sea… your Holiday / Permanent Haven, only 15km from Knysna on the Garden Route in South Africa !

Key Property Features:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Dining Areas
  • 1 En-suite
  • 1 Garages
  • 2 Lounges
  • 1 Storeys
  • Air Con
  • Alarm
  • Balcony
  • BIC
  • Deck
  • Entrance Hall
  • Family Tv Room
  • Garden
  • Guest Toilet
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Paving
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Sea View
  • Storage
  • Slideshow: 474 Freesia Place (SP57)

    536 Yellowwood Street

    R 1 350 000
    Exclusive Mandate
    Land for saleOFFER PENDING

    Land Area: 1006 m²
    Rates: R1800

    Exclusive Mandate – Vacant Land – Upmarket Extension 1, Brenton On Sea.

    One of the last few spectacular stands left !!

    Amazing 180 Degree Ocean Views and not be missed !

    Waiting for your call !

    Slideshow: 536 Yellowwood St (SP56)

    515 Keurboom Street

    R 2 950 000
    Exclusive Mandate
    2 Beds 2 Baths 2 GaragesOFFER PENDING

    Floor Area: 124 m²
    Land Area: 763 m²
    Rates: R1130

    Exclusive Mandate in Upmarket Brenton On Sea.

    The Perfect Match .. step into this modern, double storey home, situated on a corner and enjoy tranquility and a relaxed lifestyle. Open-plan living areas with sliding doors to spacious balconies to sit and soak in the extensive sea views.

    State-of-the-art and modern open plan kitchen, tastefully installed with a double door fridge/freezer, an eye level oven and induction cooker and extractor fan. The kitchen allows direct access to the court yard and double garage. Automated garage door.

    Other attractive features include a store room below the stairs for additional storage, a louvre roof on the entertainment deck for which allows ample light and sunshine if you so require. The windows contain of 100% sunblock blinds on 3 sides for extra privacy or to block the sun completely if you so wish. A glass sliding door with an additional security door provides access to the luscious garden.

    A spacious tiled storeroom which can be utilized as a man’s cave, study, office or hobbyist.

    This dream home is nestled in the precise location that boasts an exquisitely landscape setting and even a spot to park your boat !!

    Key Property Features:

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Dining Areas
  • 2 En-suite
  • 2 Garages
  • 1 Lounge
  • 2 Storeys
  • Alarm
  • Balcony
  • BIC
  • Deck
  • Entrance Hall
  • Family TV Room
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Paving
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Scullery
  • Sea View
  • Storage
  • Study
  • Walk In Closet
  • Slideshow: 515 Keurboom Place (SP55)