Spur is a popular chain restaurant in South Africa. They often have really cheap specials, and right now their breakfast special is two eggs, chips, bacon, fried tomato, toast and jam for only R25 ($2.65). Of course they then charge you R15 ($1.59) for coffee or juice, and then a tip. So you're pretty much into R50 ($5.30) by the time you're done, but it's still a good deal. And in a nice setting!
Ruth and Didi at our breakfast spot.
Didi gave us some suggestions on where to explore in the area. It was actually too hot to go for a hike, so we chose to drive to several viewpoints that overlook the picturesque Knysa area. Oh, and she told us about an old church in a little village along the way...
Holy Trinity Church in Belvidere, South Africa.
Known simply as Belvidere Church, this tiny church only seats about thirty people. It was completed in 1855.
Inside Belvidere Church.
The back of the church is round!
From there, we continued uphill towards the community of Brenton-on-Sea. Mostly expensive homes with ocean views and a beautiful beach.
On the way to Brenton-on-Sea, you get a nice view of Knysna on the other side of the lagoon.
Enjoying the view at Brenton-on-Sea.
From there, we went all the way back around the lagoon, through Knysna itself and to Leisure Island. We only drove around the island, but stopped to have a picnic lunch. From there, we drove up to a viewpoint on "the heads" which are the two sides of the ocean opening from the lagoon.
Looking back to the Knysna lagoon.
Looking towards the ocean, you can also see some very expensive homes who have their own private ocean view!
Ruth, enjoying the view. On the other side of the railing, it is straight down!
Back at Didi's for dinner, where we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, a shrimp dinner, and great conversation that lasted until past our bedtime!
Sunset from Knysna.