History of Rheenendal

Province: Western Cape
Garden route
Coordinates:33°56′49″S 22°55′49″E
Area:0.52 km2
Municipality; Knysna

Pioneering village

In 1920 the Van Rheenen family who were among the original pioneering families in the Cape Colony bought a farm in this area. On registration at the deeds office, it is necessary for a farm to have a name. At the time the deeds office decided the name should be Fescue Medows. This name had no relevance to the family. On getting news of this, they certainly did not approve of the name and that the name should have a connection with the family. Rheenendal was therefore chosen.

The postcode for Rheenendal is 6576

Things to see and do in Rheedendal:

  • The 2 Circles in the Forest trails are fairly easy hikes in  Goldfield State Forest and they starts/end at the Krisjan-se-Nek site where there is a  cool forest pool with a waterfall. Hike past huge forest ferns and frog-filled streams over small wooden bridges. The circle trails are 3.1 and 9 km respectively. Tel: 044 389 0092, Mobile: 084 444 2113,
  • Rheenendal ramble: Take this informative guided route and learn of the history and tales of the Knysna forest, the woodcutters, the Millwood Gold rush, and the elephants. There are hikes through the forest, overnight hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, and single track MTB trails through the forest
  • Portland Mini Market 0776 517 0694
  • the Knysna Society of Model Engineers has been running miniature trains. Sundays at Totties 044 389 0092
  • Guided tours to the mine, bee-keeping workshops and birdwatching here is rewarding look out for the Knysna lourie. Tel: 044 389 0092, Mobile: 084 444 2113,

WEATHER IN RHEENENDAL TODAY

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Useful Numbers in Rhedendal

  • Municipality – 044 302 6300
  • Police: 044 302 6600/ 02
  • Traffic department:George Traffic Department-044 878 2400
  • Fire: 044 302 8911
  • Water: 044 302 6300
  • Electricity:044 302 6300
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;Knysna Post Office-044 382 1211
  • Library :(Leisure Isle) 044 302 6311
  • Closest hospital;Knysna Provincial Hospital-044 302 8400
  • Clinic – 044 389 0212
  • Pharmacy; Knysna Kem pharmacy apteek-044 382 5600
  • SPCA:Knysna Animal Welfare-044 384 1603
  • Rheenendal Community Hall: 044 302 6327
  • Schools;Rheenendal Primary School-044 389 0013                                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/vc_column_text]
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