This building was opened on the 5 August 1925 by Charles W. Thesen and served the community as the Knysna Post Office until 1979.
Since then the building has been occupied by the Knysna Publicity Association, founded in 1929, with the then Mayor, Dr J U (Barney) du Preez as Chairman.
The Publicity Association is now known as Knysna Tourism, who sensitively restored the building during 2007 to resemble the structure as it was in 1925.
Prior to the restoration, the Tourism office was well known for the huge Knysna forest elephant skeleton on display in the large front window.
You can find Knysna Tourism in the Main Road opposite Knysna Mall.
Information provided courtesy of the Knysna Historical Society.
Let’s preserve the history of Knysna
whilst living in the joy of the present.