The Art Route

The Art Route

The Art Route is part of a worldwide initiative to make art accessible to the public.  Highlighting top galleries and artist studios in Knysna and the surrounding areas, giving visitors the opportunity to engage with artists while experiencing the best the Garden Route art community has to offer.   Facilitated by the Knysna Art Society, the Art Route is an opportunity to discover hidden gems while celebrating creativity.

Plan your art meander, choose from galleries, working artist studios, restaurants and coffee shops that include gallery walls, art services and suppliers and art lessons and workshops

For enquiries related to the Knysna Art Route, please email: knysnaartroute@gmail.com

Knysna Fine Arts Gallery - Knysna

1 Long St, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6571, South Africa

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More at the Gallery - Knysna

12 Kingsway, Leisure Isle, Knysna, 6570

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Jandreart Studio - Knysna

Long St, Rexford, Knysna, 6571, South Africa

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Bronze Fields Foundry - Harkerville

Bronze Fields Farm, N2, Harkerville

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Art Cafe on Queen - Knysna

Corner of, Queen St & Green St, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6571, South Africa

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Picture It Framed & Exclusive Mirrors - Knysna

10 Queen Street, Knysna

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Art CX Gallery - Knysna

16 Grey Street, Knysna

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Muse Fusion Food - Knysna

152 Old Cape Roadd, Knysna

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Trinity Coffee Co. - Knysna

7b Nelson Street, Knysna

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Lynn Schaefer Gallery - Knysna

21 Cove Street, Knysna

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Oaks on Main - Knysna

28 Main Road, Knysna

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MADaboutART - Knysna

N2, Rexford, Knysna, 6571, South Africa

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Entabeni Farm SAFFCA Residencies - Knysna

Erf 4015, Welbedacht Lane, Eastford, Knysna

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The Art House - Knysna

4 Circular Drive, Paradise, Knysna

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Blaze Jewellery Art - Knysna

The Waterfront Knysna Quays, 21 Waterfront Dr, Knysna

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Artwell Musungate Studio - Knysna

3 Union Street, Knysna

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Love Gifts - Knysna

2 gray street, knysna

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Deckle Edge - Knysna

33 Clyde Street, Knysna

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Design Wise - Knysna

5 Noble Street, Knysna

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Iphupho Creative Designs - Knysna

St Georges St, Knysna Central, Knysna

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Oak Leaf Cafe & Deli - Knysna

168 Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate, Knysna,

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Xiaocheng Hu Studio - Knysna

5 Lindsay Street, Hunters Home

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Pen and Ink Art Studio - Knysna

10 Queen Street, Knysna

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Double Dutch B & B - Knysna

58 Circular Drive, Knysna

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Adri Garstman Studio at Never Ending - Rheenendal

43 Leeuwenbosch Estate, Bibbyshoek Drive, Rheenendal

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Zanne’s Small Studio - Sedgefield

16 Crane Walk, Sedgefield

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Wilderness Art Meander - Wilderness

palms garden square wilderness

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  • Knysna Fine Arts Gallery

    Knysna Fine Arts Gallery - Knysna

    Knysna Fine Art is a prestigious South African gallery with an international reputation and clientele. It operates from the historical Thesen House in Knysna and there are few galleries anywhere in such a beautiful and spacious location. We handle the finest South African and some international artists in a variety of media and also deal in the masters. The owner, Trent Read, has over 40 years of experience and is considered an expert in his field.

    Email: gallery@finearts.co.za
    Telephone: +27 44 382 5107
    Website: https://www.finearts.co.za/

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  • More at the Gallery - Knysna

    We are MORE. A Food shop, Gallery and Indoor Plant Nursery.We serve delicious coffee, cake & gelato. We’ll cook eggs and bacon and heat any of our ready meals for you to enjoy under our pergola. Join us for Pizza Friday&Saturday and on Sunday for Brunch.
    With a large selection of artworks by local artists.

    Telephone: 082 047 5679
    Email:  more.knysna@gmail.com  Website:  www.more.africa
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/more.africa
    Address:  12 Kingsway, Leisure Isle, Knysn

    Directions: Click here for directions
  • Jandreart Studio

    Jandreart Studio - Knysna

    Dream. Inspire. Do. Jandreart Studio is an opportunity to engage in the unforgettable conversations behind each unique art piece, while observing Jan’s unique painting style, using only his fingers to create vibrantly colourful Impressionistic images. Jarring angles and intense colours give way to flowing curves and pockets of calm. Capturing a moment, a feeling, an expression. Open daily and by appointment.

    Telephone: : 078 610 5104
    Email: jandreart@gmail.com  Website: https://janraats.com/
    Address: TH 2 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna

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  • Bronze Fields Foundry - Harkerville

    The workshop and foundry of bronze sculptor, Robert Leggat.
    Open air sculpture gallery, featuring phenomenal wildlife, birds, natural flora sculptures, water features and more.

    By appointment only
    Contact Robert Leggat   0636743922
    Heidi Leggat 0826972341
    www.robertleggat.co.za
    Bronze Fileds Farm, N2, Harkerville

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  • Art Cafe on Queen - Knysna

    Art Café combined with art gallery in one of Knysna’s oldest houses..  Great coffee, sweet delights and light meals in a quirky, original space … feed on the artistic nature of Knysna.
    Business hours on fb page:  Facebook: Art Cafe on Queen  Instagram: Art Cafe on Queen 
    Telephone: 082 413 2094 Phil Snook / 060 528 9232 Sheila Pasio

    Art Gallery and Studio of Knysna based artist, Helena Gerber. Select art by local and national artists.
    Facebook: Helena Gerber Art  Instagram: Art on Queen  Telephone: 0826574122 Helena Gerber

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  • Picture It Framed & Exclusive Mirrors - Knysna

    Masterpiece Picture it Framed owned by Lelanie Mackintosh with over 28 years framing experience. As an active artist & student of fine art and design she understands the practical creative aspects of all art mediums and can therefore give expert advice on how to frame your art as well as all other custom made framing requirements.
    Through this Exclusive Mirrors was born and is co-owned by Wayne Kitching who assists with all your custom-made framed mirror requirements and provides a service for installations of mirrors and hanging of picture frames.
    Telephone: 0846737741 & 0629126742
    Operating Hours: Week days 8:00 – 16:30
    Saturdays 8:00 – 13:30
    Address: 10 Queen Street, Central Knysna.
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  • Art CX Gallery - Knysna

    Art CX Gallery is located in the Log-Inn Hotel, corner of Grey Street and Rawson Street, Knysna. Near to restaurants, retail and the Knysna Waterfront.

    Three Artists exhibit their Artwork in the Gallery:- Sally Bekker, Dave Croad and Zanne Small.

    Monday to Friday – 09:00 to 16:00
    Saturday –                 09:00 to 13:00
    Appointments can be made outside of these hours.
    Sally Bekker – 082 342 3943 sally.bekker@hotmail.com
    Dave Croad – 082 652 7802 davedc1247@gmail.com
    Zanne Small – 082 775 1104 zanne.small.art@gmail.com

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  • Muse Fusion Food - Knysna

    MUSE Fusion Food is a vibrant upbeat restaurant with a great local following. Our menu caters for all; most meals done in a wood fired oven.

    Local artists Lance Khoury, Faith du Plessis, Gordon Ratty and Gary Davis have contributed to some décor aspects. This range from murals, statues, art pieces; we invite you to explore and enjoy true Knysna talent. Please prepare yourself for a quirky and unique experience.

    Telephone (044) 382-0804 / 0828689203
    Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 13h00 – to late
    Website: www.musefood.co.za  Email: eat@musefood.co.za
    Facebook : MUSE Fusion Food  Instagram: musefusion
    Address:  152 Old Cape Road, Knysna

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  • Trinity Coffee Co. - Knysna

    Fairtrade & Organic Coffee, from Farmer to Roaster to Cup.  Trinity Artisan Coffee Roastery is a coffee shop with delicious cakes and treats to complement their perfectly roasted coffee – the first Artisan Roastery in Knysna.  The cozy, relaxed atmosphere with local art on the walls makes this an ideal coffee stop on a busy day, opens early.

    Telephone: 0837870140
    Operating Hours: Week days 07:30 – 16:00
    Saturdays 08:00 – 14:00
    Email:  carla@trinitypremiumcoffee.com
    Facebook : Trinity Coffee Co. 
    Instagram: trinitycoffeeco
    Address:  7b Nelson Street, Knysna

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  • Lynn Schaefer Gallery - Knysna

    Lynn Schaefer Gallery will be exhibiting at Knysna Framers in Cove Street, Knysna.
    Artists include:  Fiona Rowett, Derric van Rensburg, Margie Bolt, and Lynn Schaefer.
    Additional artworks, ceramics and non functional smoke fired pottery available on request.

    Telephone:  0721744907
    Email: lynnschaefergallery@gmail.com

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  • Oaks on Main - Knysna

    Beautiful garden setting, host to an Artisinal Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, Handmade Leather Shoes, Wood Art, Restaurant, Aerial Yoga, Property Agents, Clothing & more

    Patches 4 U  (Shop 1)
    The most beautiful shop in Knysna with a boat inside, hand painted jeans and denim jackets, original clothing and more. This is the place to shop if you want to wear something different and original. The only place you can buy truly hippified jeans and the original Shweshwie Jeans.
    Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 to 13:30
    Telephone:  084 800 1723
    Email:  Patches4uknysna@gmail.com
    Facebook:  Patches 4 U

    Michael Nyoni Wood Art
    Catch wood sculptor Michael Nyoni in action,creating his incredible Wood Sculptures.

    BeaDelicious
    Bead Shop offering workshops and beading classes.

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  • MADaboutART

    MADaboutART - Knysna

    MADaboutART has a permanent collection of narrative artworks at our children’s centre in Dam se Bos South, Knysna. The collection provides unique social commentary and hope for the future through engaging, accessible exhibits, interactive workshops and narrative art

    Email: info@madaboutart.org
    Telephone: : 082 340 8308
    Website: https://madaboutart.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madaboutartsouthafrica
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madaboutartsouthafrica/

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  • Entabeni Farm SAFFCA Residencies

    Entabeni Farm SAFFCA Residencies - Knysna

    Entabeni Farm, usually hosts two artists (one from Africa and one from Europe) in residence for 8 weeks at a time and we do these three or four times a year. We do these residencies in conjunction with Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art.

    Telephone: +27 72 614 3919
    Website: https://www.entabeniknysna.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EntabeniFarmKnysna/
    Address: Erf 4015, Welbedacht Lane, Eastford, Knysna

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  • Faithfully Yours

    The Art House - Knysna

    When in Knysna, make a point of visiting this bohemian house and Art Studio. Regular art classes by owner and artist, Faith du Plessis. A wonderful place to have coffee and experience art.

    Tel: 082 674 6396
    Address: 4 Circular Drive, Paradise, Knysna
    Viewing by appointment.

    Facebook:  The Art House Knysna

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  • Blaze Jewellery Art

    Blaze Jewellery Art - Knysna

    A curated collection of framed metallic and sculptural art can be found on display at Blaze. Themes are inspired by local fauna and flora as well as beautiful landscapes. Blaze is located at shop 37, The Waterfront Knysna Quays. Opening hours from 9am daily. Please refer to the facebook page for summer and winter closing times.

    Email: blaze@vodamail.co.za
    Tel: 087 742 2268
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Blazeatthewaterfrontknysna
    Address: Shop 37, The Waterfront Knysna Quays, 21 Waterfront Dr, Knysna

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  • ARTWELL MUSUNGATE STUDIO

    Artwell Musungate Studio - Knysna

    Artwell Musungate´s Studio is located at Metelerkamps a vibrant hot spot for shoppers just off Waterfront Drive.
    He is a self-taught impressionist artist born in Harare & has painted his way into the hearts of many local and international art lovers.

    Monday to Friday Hours – 09h00 till 16h00 call for appointment

    Email: musungateartwell@gmail.com
    Tel: 061 754 2707
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artwellmusungategallery
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/musungate
    Address: Metelerkamps, 3 Union Street, off Waterfront Drive
    Knysna

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  • Love Gifts - Knysna

    Love Gifts is the little shop with a big heart, where the lights always twinkle and love always shines!
    Our products are handmade with love and pride, they’re unique, colourful and affordable.
    It is our purpose to support local, so a number of the products in Love Gifts are locally created by local artists and artisans.
    Should you be needing to gift someone special.

    Business Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
    Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00

    Tel: 0826871974
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovegiftsknysna
    Email: barbie@lovegifts.co.za
    Address: 2 Gray Street, Knysna

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  • Deckle Edge

    Deckle Edge - Knysna

    Art Shop. Graphic Supplies. Paper. Model Building Products. Craft Equipment. Celebration Accessories. Creative bits and bobs!
    10 % discount on art materials for members of the Knysna arts society.

    Email: knysna@deckleedge.co.za
    Tel: 044 382 5538
    Address: 33 Clyde Street c/o Waterfront Drive, Knysna

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  • Design Wise

    Design Wise - Knysna

    We are a family run workshop since 1986. Designing and crafting unique pieces of furniture that’s inspired by nature.
    Work hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 4:30 / Friday: 8:30 – 2:30

    Email: designwiseknysna@gmail.com
    Tel: 064 906 5115
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/designwiseknysna
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/designwiseknysna/
    Address: 5 Noble Street, 6571, Knysna

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  • Iphupho

    Iphupho Creative Designs - Knysna

    Iphupho Creative Designs 100% unique SA and local designs Giftshop/Art/Workshops/Alterations Iphupho (pronounced as ipoepo) means in Xhosa dream or vision. Stimulating creativity & producing handmade products and designs, creating jobs to members of our community.
    We also host creative workshops with clay, beads, hand printing, leatherwork, coasters from Zwhe Zwhe and more (also 3 hours workshops for tourists)

    Tel: 078 226 2736 / 081 270 1413
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Iphupho-shopwokshops
    Website:https://iphuphoshop.co.za/
    Address: Shop 2, Templeman Building, Knysna

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  • Oak Leaf Cafe & Deli

    Oak Leaf Cafe & Deli - Knysna

    Our focus at Oak Leaf Cafe & Deli is on sustainability & ethically sourced products. We have personally visited farms and hand selected the produce that we incorporate into our menu and sell in our Deli. At Oak Leaf, we cater for all – there is a healthy balance and choice for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike.
    Art by local Artists is available to view or buy.

    Tel: 082 061 3166
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oakleafknysna
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oakleafknysna/
    Website:https://www.oakleafknysna.co.za/
    Address: 168 Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate, Knysna, 6571

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  • Xiaocheng Hu Studio - Knysna

    Private home studio, creating and making art on a daily basis. Welcome to contact me to purchase artworks, make commissions or visit generally by appointment.

    Address: 5 Lindsay Street, Hunters Home, Knysna
    Tel: 082 815 7456
    e-mail address: sheltonhu1996@gmail.com
    Facebook:Xiaocheng Hu
    Instagram: xiaochenghu_art
    View Xiaocheng Hu Artist Profile 

    Directions: Click here for directions
  • Pen and Ink Art Studio - Knysna

    Pen and Ink Art Studio is home to Keri-Ann de Bruijn, a self taught artist exploring the beauty of nature with acrylic, water and resin. As a former architect she still enjoys a bit of design and draftsmanship on the side.

    Studio hours:  9h00 – 13h30
    Telephone:  0823121184
    Address: Pophuis, Art on Queen, 10 Queen street, Knysna
    Directions: Click here for directions
  • Double Dutch B & B - Knysna

    Double Dutch has a beautiful luxurious colonial bed and breakfast, guesthouse accommodation in Knysna with magnificent panoramic views over the Knysna lagoon and the Knysna Heads into the Indian Ocean.
    A selection of paintings in African style of Nathalie Wessels will be accompanied by artworks of local artists with complementary breath taking views over the Lagoon.

    Closed for Winter 2021

    Telephone:     0792193930
    email:  n.wessels@doubledutch.co.za
    www.doubledutch.co.za
    Facebook:  Nathalie Wessels-Artist
    Instagram:  wesselsnathalie
    Address:  58 Circular Drive, Knysna

    Directions: Click here for directions
  • Adri Garstman Studio at Never Ending - Rheenendal

    Working studio in Rheenendal, close to Bibbyshoek on the way to Jubilee Creek. Surrounded by countryside and farms.
    After browsing the Art & Studio, we can serve you with a warm cup of coffee while relaxing outdoors.

    Hours: By appointment only

    Tel No: 083 3830131
    E mail: adrigarstman@lantic.net
    Instagram; adrigarstman
    Address: Leeuwenbosch Estate, Rheenendal

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  • Zanne’s Small Studio - Sedgefield

    Zanne’s Small Studio is located at 16 Crane Walk in Sedgefield. It is a Working Studio for Zanne Small and has Investment Art available from a number of renowned Artists. Workshops by renowned Artists are hosted here.
    Art by:  Zanne Small, Nasser Zadeh, Angela Eidelman,
    Tony Dürrheim, David Johnson, Derric van Rensburg, Abe Mathabe, Nali Gama, Mind Shana, Ramarutha Makoba and more.

    By appointment only.
    The Studio will be open during the Oyster Festival
    Monday to Friday –                      09:00 to 16:00
    Saturday and Sunday –  09:00 to 13:00
    Appointments can be made outside of these hours.

    Telephone:  082 775 1104
    Email:-zanne.small.art@gmail.com

    Facebook:  ZanneSmallStudio
    Address:  16 Crane Walk, Sedgefield

    Directions: Click here for directions
  • Wilderness Art Meander - Wilderness

    The Wilderness Art Association has created an Art Meander.
    Businesses, Hotels and Restaurants support local artists by providing a platform/wall space to display artworks, the venues are then added to the Art Meander Map.

    Click here to download a List of Venues

    Click here to download the  Wilderness Art Meander Map

     

     

    Directions: Click here for directions
Knysna Art Route