As you travel along South Africa's Garden Route ( N2 ), you pass through a town called Knysna. Knysna having beutiful surroundings, vleis, etc. Tucked behind Knysna and overlooking the lagoon you get the township of Kayalethu, which is home to one of South Africa's largest Rastafari communities, Judah Square.
This community of Rastarafari people has been established for almost 2 decades has a very organised way of life. They allow you to respectfully take part in thier lives, while teaching you thier customs and culture and your leisure. Its best to spend some time, learn and take part in a very natural way of living, peacefully with your surroundings and herb. Smoking cigarettes and drinking of alcohol is not permitted, but you can walk a block to have a fag. As you drive into Judah Square its the colour, vibrance and smell that hits the senses first. Tourists can hire guides for the duration of your trip.
Ganja Growing and Sacrament
Judah Square hosts an annual Rastafari Earth festival during July and August where a celebration of Rastafari is expereinced through dance, displays, arts and crafts, Ital foods, tours and lots more, its worth experiencing this unique African adventure.
For the more adventurous you can assist with the rehabilitation of the kayalethu river where the Rasta community is assiting in the reintroduction of local fauna and flora aswell as offering guided tours along a stretch of the river with very informative knowledgable guides, Bra Zebs and Bra Maxi.
Drive up the 339 to Uniondale on the Eastern side of Knysna, turn down Chunga Street, which is on your left, drive along this road for about 3km,on your left you will see a turn-off into Nzemeni Street, Judah Square is situated in Nzimeni Street.
An alternative accomodation facility recommended is Buffalo Bay Backpackers siutuated between Sedgefiled and Knysna along the Buffola Bay road off the N2 highway. Situated on the beach, self catering, and great surf, what more could you want.
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