Braai4Heritage Tour Day 36: Knysna

When you are presented with 200 very large, very fresh oysters and a view of The Heads, you smile like that.

To ultimately reach to goal and fulfill the vision of the Braai4Heritage initiative we need the help of certain pivotal individuals. Knysna resident Ivo Vegter is one of them. As he is a professional writer and I am not, I suggest you simply read his account of my visit to Knysna. Do yourself a favour and read his article to the end.

From Graaff Reinet we drove over Prince Alfreds pass to Knysna. Stating the obvious, it was fun.

Braaing oysters with Ivo Vegter. Both are great (Ivo and braaied oysters). In the background, The Heads.

The fact that Tony and Jan from Van Rensburgs butchery in George was there made the day perfect.

A few fresh salads and braaied oysters.

Braaied leg of lamb marinated in olive oil and lemon juice.

There are a few people that we need to thank: Renée de Bruyn represents Mitchell’s Brewery, which is a great reason to braai in Knysna. The oysters on the braai were from Sue Landers at the Oystercatcher. Cornutti’s and East Head Café were both generous with salads, wine and logistical help. Stefan de Bruyn of the Hippo Dive Campus made us the best beer bread in town. Kluyts & Co, makers of fine furniture, supplied the most interesting wood you can hope to burn. Thanks also to Martin Lucas for his tales of forestry, wood and Knysna elephants. Plates & Things supplied plates and things, along with pretty white umbrellas. Knysna Nissan owns the braai on which all of Knysna braais. And to Sanchia, Phillip and Margot, a special thanks for all their help.

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