Things To Do in KnysnaRenette's Candle Studio
Where? 371 Tuna Avenue, Brenton on Lake, Knysna, Garden Route
When? Open daily from 08h00 to 17h00.
How? Call +27 (0)82 374-7916
How much? Free to browse
Visit the Renette's Candles Studio situated in an enchanting suburb of Knysna, with natural forest, where bush buck roam the streets freely. A new range of candles has been launched which honours the hero in each human being. All candles are unique, handmade directly into sea sand and perfumed with essential oils. They can be refilled, and a booklet with the Renette's Candle Story and Care accompanies each candle leaving the studio. The first giant candle, which Renette made in 1987, is still in use today.
The Hero Range also has the story of each hero represented by a candle. These are ordinary people who have activated their ability to triumph over challenging circumstances. Renette is seeking out such heroes, and with them, will create a candle representing them. She will write their story to go out with each of their candles. Johan Nel's triumph over Parkinson's Disease inspired Renette to create this range and his is the first Hero Candle. It has a quirky shape, is bright orange and Johan chose Jasmin as his fragrance. Jasmin is associated with love, sweetness, good fortune and intuition.
Renette made her first candle when she was 13 and this has been an enduring love for her. In 2010 she sold the previous business and set off to Johannesburg to support Johan in accomplishing his dream to work again as an engineer. This business continues under the name MJM Candles in Ballito Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The couple returned to their log home in Brenton on Lake in October 2014. Popular demand prompted them to re-create Renette's Candles.
If you love exploring, and discovering something different and unique, this place and these candles will inspire you.