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Henties Botel

HENTIES BOTEL – MY AVALON 34 South salutes Hentie van Rooyen – the man who built the legendary Hentie’s Botel on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon. And one of the people who really knew how to gooi Attitude At Our Latitude. It was because of Hentie’s Botel that I came to live in Knysna. It was that kind of …


The Knysna Seahorse

Knysna Seepferdchen

Knysna Seepferdchen Knysna Seahorse – Hippocampus capensis Es gibt 30 bis 40 verschiedene Arten von Seepferdchen, aber nur fünf von ihnen sind um die südliche afrikanische Küste gesichtet worden. Das Knysna Seepferdchen ist das bekannteste , und ist das einzige Seepferdchen , das gefährdet ist . Knysna Seepferdchen gibt es nur in den Flussmündungen von Knysna, Keurbooms und Swartvlei an …


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A 34 South must, our Linefish and Peri Peri Chicken Espetada!

Firstly some background: The Espetada is a typical Portuguese dish made usually of large chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and salt, skewered onto a bay leaf stick with vegetables such as onions and bell peppers and left to grill over smouldering wood chips. Other meats including pork and chouriço are also commonly used, but there are also other types …


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The West Coast Rock Lobster

The Humble Kreef The Cape rock lobster or West Coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) is a species of spiny lobster found off the coast of Southern Africa. But colloquially, it is known and loved as Kreef. Down in a crevice, under the sea Cape Rock Lobsters are found mainly in the cool, shallow waters from Cape Cross, Namibia to Algoa …