Books

Recent books about Knysna

Books & movies about the Knysna Forests

Books & movies about the Knysna Forests

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The Woodcutter Settlements of Knysna - Philip Caveney

The distribution of the woodcutters of the Knysna Forests in the 1860s, and early attempts at relocating them

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Karatara - Philip Caveney

Karatara: A story of poverty, people & plantations by Philip Caveney

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For the People - Anelia Schutte

A true story and researched memoir of Knysna under Apartheid

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A Forgotten First People: The Southern Cape Hessequa - Mike de Jongh

The Hessequa pastured their cattle along the south-east Cape coast between the present-day towns of Swellendam and Albertinia - and beyond - long before the arrival of the European colonists. 

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Beyond the Secret Elephants - Gareth Patterson

The continuing story of Gareth Patterson’s almost two decades of research into the secretive Knysna elephants. It reveals his startling discovery of a much more mysterious being than the elephants – a relict hominoid known to the indigenous forest people as the Otang.

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