The Greater Knysna area is recovering beautifully after the 2017 fires. Much needed rains following a lengthy dry spell which contributed to the spread of the devastating fires of 7 June, have encouraged regrowth everywhere and the fynbos is slowly returning to the areas that were burnt.
In addition, a number of accommodation establishments which were damaged in the fires have reopened and others, which suffered severe damage or were destroyed completely, are being rebuilt. Some of these will be open in time for this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival!
We are looking forward to a great 2018 Knysna Cycle Tour and hope that all our supporters from areas outside of Knysna will be back to see how we have recovered, in part because of the fantastic support we received from many of you last year!
Knysna has ‘moderate’ water restrictions
The status of Knysna with regards to water restrictions as indicated on the Western Cape map, which appears on the Western Cape Water Wise Tourism website, shows “Moderate Water Restrictions”.
This reflects the situation in Knysna where Level 3 water restrictions are in place to ensure the security of water for all users.
At the same time, we would like to remind all our residents and visitors, that Knysna is a water-scarce town so it is vital for everyone to be water wise.
While we are not as severely affected by the drought as other parts of the Western Cape, we continue to encourage residents and visitors to be conscious of our limited water resources.
See you in Knysna 30 June and 1 July!