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Lagoon Lodge

13 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

If you need a break away to an elegant and romantic setting, we are ready to treat you and your loved one in our brand new lodge.
If you need a break away to an elegant and romantic setting, we are ready to treat you and your loved one in our brand new lodge.

Lagoon Lodge offers trhee bed and breakfast rooms and three self-catering units, all elegantly furnished and clean. We serve a great three-course breakfast in the dining room or on the balcony overlooking the lagoon. Our guests are often surprised by the shy presence of a Knysna Loerie in the trees just off the balcony.

Each room includes a satellite TV, bar fridge and kettle. Some of the rooms also have balconies from which you have an exquisite view over the tree tops, and braai facilities are available in the garden. All rates include breakfast.

The setting is ideal for golf trips as it is just down the road from a renowned golf course, and special excursions can be arranged for non-golfing partners. Transfers to and from the airport can also be arranged, as well as day trips and tours around the area.
from R600

Inyathi Guest Lodges

19 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 12 rooms

Set in a beautiful, mostly indigenous garden Inyathi Guest Lodges give the feeling of being in an African village instead of in the centre...
Set in a beautiful, mostly indigenous garden Inyathi Guest Lodges give the feeling of being in an African village instead of in the centre of town. Inyathi Guest Lodges offer little wooden chalets, each double-bedded chalet superbly finished and decorated with ethnic African arts and crafts from different parts of the continent.

All chalets have bathroom en-suite, while most of them have a private verandah as well. All the chalets have their own private entrance, which, together with the garden setting, gives you the feeling of being in an African village, while actually being in the centre of Knysna. All chalets have colour TV, coffee and tea making facilities, crisp cotton linen and towels as well as heaters and fans.

A full English breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m. earlier on request. Secure off street parking and braai area is on the premises. Let us know in advance and we will organize a braai for you to enjoy the long summer nights! Inyathi Guest Lodges is a wonderful retreat for newly weds.
from R400

Aestas Bed & Breakfast

30 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 9 rooms

Aestas Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Knysna. Within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, Waterfront and Lagoon, we...
Aestas Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Knysna. Within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, Waterfront and Lagoon, we offer our guests a warm welcome, hospitality and beautiful views. Our Double en-suite bedrooms, self-catering units, lush garden with pool and braai area, will make you feel at home.

Enjoy our continental breakfast buffet and fresh cooked English breakfast; it will make your day, safe inside parking and laundry service and public/wireless internet for your convenience.

Coming back in the afternoon, relax in our lush garden, refresh in the pool and in the evening, our garden is romantically lit by torches and candles for a special feeling to finish your day.

Explore Knysna, enjoy all Knysna has to offer, we will gladly advise you to make your stay a memorable one.
from R660

Knysna Houseboats

4 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 6 rooms

Knysna Houseboats offers fully equipped, self-drive houseboats to spend your holiday gently cruising along in Knysna's beautiful and scenic...
Knysna Houseboats offers fully equipped, self-drive houseboats to spend your holiday gently cruising along in Knysna's beautiful and scenic tidal estuary. No experience or skipper's license is required and the houseboats can easy accommodate four adults or a family of five.

The houseboats all exceed the South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home and offer a holiday with a difference. The boats have been fitted to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience. They all have the basic self-catering facilities with a full galley and bathroom, and guests can relax on the rooftop sun deck.

The boats have all safety equipment and life jackets on board, with a first aid kit and fire extinguishers. All you need is an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors, and we’ll make you captain of your own holiday. Please note that no smoking is permitted inside the houseboats.
from R1450
20 % Off
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Glen House Self-Catering - Lake Brenton Knysna

7 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 4 rooms

Glen House   Glen House is situated in one of those rare residential protected game areas that are becoming...
Glen House is situated in one of those rare residential protected game areas that are becoming extinct.Stroll down to the lagoon in the evening and watch the residents feed the bushbuck they are so close you can touch them.

At night you may be lucky enough to see the wild pigs as the ramble through the village in the evening where they might meet up with their friends the porcupines.Sounds like heaven,well if its is peace and tranquillity you are after come give us a visit us at Glen House

There are four comfortable units to choose from, each sleeping three or four people. The units have a small kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities and a TV with M-net. Two of the units have access to the garden, while the other two units have a balcony, all with braai facilities. Parking is provided under shaded parking bays.

Please note: An inverter system has been installed which takes out all the inconvenience of loadshedding.
from R550

Bokmakierie Garden Cottage

2 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Bokmakierie Garden Cottage is named after the Bush Shrike, which in Afrikaans vernacular is...
Bokmakierie Garden Cottage is named after the Bush Shrike, which in Afrikaans vernacular is ‘Bokmakierie’, a native bird to this area. The cottage is situated in the quiet suburb of Lower Old Place, a mere 2 km from town, and close to the Knysna Lagoon. It is close to a local pub, a restaurant, a convenience store, the Loerie Park Sports Field, and the African Crafts Market.

This semi-detached self-catering cottage can comfortably accommodate up to a maximum of two guests and comprises one bedroom, an open-plan lounge and kitchen area, and a patio. The bedroom features twin single beds.

The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and includes a fridge, two-plate stove, microwave, electric kettle and a toaster. The lounge is furnished with beautiful antique furniture and artworks by local artists. For entertainment, there is an old television with local channels, a radio, and Wi-Fi internet access.

The living area leads via large sliding doors to a spacious north-facing sunny patio and a private enclosed garden. Off-street parking is provided.
from R500

Lakeside Motel & Self-catering

7 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 9 rooms

Lakeside Motel & Self-catering offers nine Austrian-style wooden rooms, each with en-suite...
Lakeside Motel & Self-catering offers nine Austrian-style wooden rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, TV, and self-catering facilities, sleeping from one to five guests.

We are positioned alongside the Knysna lagoon with sweeping views of the waterside and the Knysna Heads.
from R310

4 Admiral's View

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

4 Admiral's View is a comfortable thatch cottage situated in Brenton on Sea. It is settled on the coast of the Indian Ocean and situated...
4 Admiral's View is a comfortable thatch cottage situated in Brenton on Sea. It is settled on the coast of the Indian Ocean and situated on the other side of Knysna’s Western Head.

The cottage consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area with DStv. The lounge area leads out onto a sunny patio with braai facilities.

Surrounded by the fynbos slopes of the Goukamma Nature Reserve is where Brenton on Sea is situated. Paragliding and whale-and dolphin watching is popular in season due to the cliff tops available in the area. The Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Knysna forests offers great hiking and walking trails as well as kilometres of coastline. There is also a jetty available known as Brenton on Lake from where canoes and boats can be launched.
from R900
33 % Off
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Prospect Cottage

18 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Winter Special   Prospect Cottage is a charming, spacious, comfortably furnished three-bedroom home suitable for up to six people. We have been operating...
Prospect Cottage is a charming, spacious, comfortably furnished three-bedroom home suitable for up to six people. We have been operating for 14 successful years, and offer excellent value for your money. It is also an ideal venue for honeymooners as they have the space and privacy of the entire house and garden.

A bottle of bubbly welcomes you to paradise. Sip drinks on the elevated wooden deck with panoramic views of the lagoon and the Knysna Heads or enjoy the view from the lounge/dining room and bedrooms. Relish the tranquil country lifestyle of Knysna with easy access to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.

The cottage is ideally situated and only a three-minute walk to central Knysna and the lagoon, yet off the busy main road. Off street parking is available, easy access to boating and water sport facilities, restaurants, shops, and a short stroll from the Knysna Waterfront complex. The location is secure and hassle free.

There is a lounge/dining room with full satellite DStv installation and a DVD player along with a small library of DVDs. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and built-in cupboards, en-suite bathroom with a shower and toilet, a built-in safe for valuables, a fan for the summer, wall heater, hairdryer, and toiletries. The second bedroom overlooks the lagoon and consists of a double bed and built-in cupboards, TV, wall heater, and a fan. The third bedroom also overlooks the lagoon as well as the railway bridge, and is equipped with two single beds, cupboards, and a full family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, basin and toilet.

The kitchen is very well equipped. There is always a selection of teas, biscuits, juice, hot chocolate and filter coffee in the cupboard for your use. Condiments and dish washing liquid are provided by Prospect Cottage. The wooden deck is furnished with outdoor furniture and a large umbrella. We also provide linen, bedding duvets, bathroom and kitchen towels. Please be so kind as to bring your own beach towels.

We have two infant cots and bedding available, suitable for up to 18 months of age. The house has burglar bars and is equipped with an alarm system, which is monitored by a response unit for your comfort. There is a paved outdoor patio with table and benches and built-in braai/barbecue facilities, plus grid and tongs. There is also a potjie pot and a small garden with wonderful bird life.

Please note: A minimum of two nights policy. We do not accept one-night bookings. Maximum of six guests in total, including children/babies. Children are always most welcome. Single rates on request. Approved and accredited by the Knysna Tourism Board. Unit rates differ if there are two people occupying the unit as opposed to six people. Please request a quote or check availability for your personal and correct quote. The house is always rented out as a complete unit to ensure your privacy. During peak season, there is a minimum stay of five nights.
from R600

A Knysna Herons Guest House

10 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

Our motto is to please. “It's not how many visit us, it's how many return.”

A warm...
Our motto is to please. “It's not how many visit us, it's how many return.”

A warm welcome awaits you at A Knysna Herons Guest House. Come and enjoy some of the best hospitality, at affordable prices that Knysna has to offer, while enjoying some of South Africa's best Garden Route scenery and all its surroundings.

As you travel through the Garden Route with all its splendour, why not stopover and relax with us. We are accessible to Plettenberg Bay, which is just 30 km away, and George is a mere 70 km.

Relax in the tranquil setting by the pool, surrounded by a tropical garden with palm trees. We welcome you with open arms where every guest will leave as a friend.

Apart from our friendly atmosphere and personalized service, we offer free DStv and Wi-Fi connectivity, pool, airport transfers, electronic safes, wall panel heaters, hairdryers, fans, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities in every room. Enjoy the sparkling pool and open braai to unwind. We will take care of any of your bookings if required.

All rooms are en-suite, with a private patio or balcony leading into the surrounding garden full of birds. We have seven rooms, of which two are family or self-catering units. There is also secure, off-street parking on the property. Our hearty English breakfast will make you smile, and includes fresh fruit, juices, yoghurt, cereals, toast, and condiments to start the day off.

A Knysna Herons Guest House is situated on the exquisite Garden Route within the Western Cape’s natural beauty, off the Knysna Lagoon. It is within secure and peaceful settings, central to a variety of amenities and activities in the immediate area, which include the famous golf courses such as Sparrebosch Golf Course, beach activities, hiking, canoeing, lagoon cruises, paintball, fishing, bungee jumping, and water skiing to name a few. We cater to a variety of travellers from business to leisure.
from R790

Thesen Island Beach House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

You will feel at home the moment you step into the lush, green courtyard with pool of this private family home. Three en suite bedrooms and...
You will feel at home the moment you step into the lush, green courtyard with pool of this private family home. Three en suite bedrooms and a guest suite, all with comfortable, high quality beds. Accommodates eight guests with under floor heating and Premium DStv throughout the bedrooms, and surround sound throughout the house. Heated towel rails and shaver points are standard in the bathrooms, towels and linen are provided.

A private king en suite with shower opens onto the pool and leads off of the open plan dining room and lounge with guest water closet. A convenient bar counter in the dining area doubles as a serving counter and this open space also features under floor heating.

A large entertainment area connects the more formal lounge with the family room, and leads onto the massive deck overlooking the waterways. This covered deck, with transparent roller blinds. With a gas braai, kettle braai, Jacuzzi and large gazebo, the deck is sure to be the most lived in space during summer. The floating jetty also ensures that easy access for boats during any tide and guests have use of the canoes provided. A discreet, warm water outside shower is available.

While it remains as sophisticated as the rest of the house, the family room offers a television with a PVR decoder streaming the Premium DStv package, DVD player and air conditioner. The open plan, full kitchen overlooks this den and features filtered drinking water, a refrigerator with ice and water on demand, a gas hob with electric oven and a microwave oven, while the separate scullery/laundry offers a dishwasher, a washing machine and clothes dryer. The scullery/laundry opens onto a private courtyard, perfect for locking away bicycles and other toys.

A staircase leads to a study nook and wireless connectivity to the Internet is available. A guest suite with queen sized bed and two king bedrooms, all en suite with private balconies complete the upper level. The king beds in the downstairs bedroom and upstairs guest suite may be split to provide two twin beds each.

The Beach House offers the best of both worlds: being on holiday while feeling at home; but it offers more as it combines the height of luxury with the exclusivity of Thesen Islands.
from R1800
30 % Off
Special Deal

Headlands House Guest Lodge

10 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Winter Special   Dramatic sea, lagoon and cliff views from every window. Uniquely situated on the highest point of...
Dramatic sea, lagoon and cliff views from every window. Uniquely situated on the highest point of the famous Knysna Heads, Headlands House offers breathtaking views.

Headlands House is managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention to detail. We will advise you on your day trips and ensure that you will get the most out of the beautiful Garden Route. Excellent restaurants, shopping, golf courses and local attractions are all a few minutes drive from the Heads.

For complete relaxation and comfort, Headlands House is the perfect escape for a romantic sojourn and an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route.
Our luxury guest house in Knysna offers guests access to a private lounge, bar and a stunning cliff-edge swimming pool. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, served whilst dolphins and whales frolic, or yachts slip silently out between the Heads.

Four luxury en-suite rooms, with private balconies, capture the majestic Heads, the mighty Indian Ocean and a romantic fairytale view of the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains. Crisp percale cotton sheets and rich fabrics throughout offers our guests comfortable elegance. A truly special guest house. Our rates are quoted per person sharing, per night and include a Deluxe Continental Breakfast.
from R1390

Paradise Heads Self-catering

4 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 5 rooms

Paradise Heads is situated close to the centre of Knysna from the busiest part of the town, with...
Paradise Heads is situated close to the centre of Knysna from the busiest part of the town, with easy access to supermarkets and restaurants. Knysna is a two and a half hour drive west of Port Elizabeth and 45 minutes’ drive from George on the N2 road. There are over 50 bistros, restaurants and pubs ranging from fast food to 5 Star gourmet cuisine, and of course, fresh seafood in mouthwatering abundance, including the oysters for which Knysna is world-famous.

Accommodation is offered in three tastefully decorated units. All the units are open-plan with a kitchen and sitting room, bedrooms and bathroom, and facilities include satellite TV, separate entrances and secure off-street parking. All units also have wonderful views of the Knysna Heads. Barbecue facilities are available, breakfast can be served on request on the patio or enjoy the views from the newly-built Jacuzzi.
from R480

Knysna Manor House Guesthouse

32 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 12 rooms

Knysna Manor House is a 3-Star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation...
Knysna Manor House is a 3-Star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. This unique Bed and Breakfast combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities.

Built in 1896, the guesthouse was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980’s.

Knysna Manor House is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town. The guesthouse overlooks the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2 to 5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront.

The guesthouse consists of 11 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer, at reception, heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea and coffee making facilities and filtered water while guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served from 07:00 to 09:00 on the decks in summer.

The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These trips include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay.
from R700

Anka's Villa T15

22 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Anka's Villa is one of the best located apartments on the Thesen Marina, with a spectacular view over the Knysna Lagoon and Thesen Harbour...
Anka's Villa is one of the best located apartments on the Thesen Marina, with a spectacular view over the Knysna Lagoon and Thesen Harbour Town with its stunning restaurants and the water canals.

Enjoy a traditional South African barbecue on the outdoor patio while watching the southern hemisphere sunset or experience the private pool from the deck just metres away from motorboats and yachts cruising slowly on the Marina.

You can relax by watching satellite TV, playing pool or sip a local wine in front of the indoor fireplace. For the outdoor lover, there are kayaks, a squash court and tennis courts. Thesen Island is one of the most sought after and secure areas in Knysna.
from R950

Panorama Lodge

16 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

Panorama Lodge is perfectly situated for you to explore the Garden Route. Panorama Lodge is situated on a hilltop between Knysna Town and...
Panorama Lodge is perfectly situated for you to explore the Garden Route. Panorama Lodge is situated on a hilltop between Knysna Town and the Heads and enjoys superb views of the Lagoon and Heads, and in the distance the silhouette of the Outeniqua Mountains near George.

You can relax on our decks and in the evenings you can enjoy a sundowner and watch the beautiful sunsets over the Lagoon. To complete your enjoyment, we offer a braai upon request.

Panorama Lodge is perfectly situated for you to explore the Garden Route, also to take advantage of the many recreational features Knysna has to offer including golf, water sports, forest walks, boat trips on the Lagoon and more.
from R700

Pumula Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

In the heart of the Garden Route, nestled between the town of Knysna and the famous Knysna Heads, lies Pumula Lodge, the place of rest....
In the heart of the Garden Route, nestled between the town of Knysna and the famous Knysna Heads, lies Pumula Lodge, the place of rest. That is exactly what the visitor will find when entering the gates of Pumula. The lodge, with its tranquil, parkland setting is an Eco-friendly establishment and is the ideal place for local and overseas visitors alike.

At Pumula you can get away from the hustle and bustle. It is difficult to imagine that you are only five minutes away from the centre of town. Yet, the location allows for easy access to the many attractions in the area from playing golf at one of the many world-class courses, to dining out, or if you're feeling adventurous, hiking on one of the many trails in the area. The range of activities is extensive.

All rooms have a private balcony overlooking the garden and sparkling pool, a television, heating/cooling, as well as tea trays. Guests are welcome to use the communal kitchenette and barbeque facility. Pumula Lodge is situated on the Cape Birding Route and nature and bird lovers can enjoy the abundant bird life supported by the beautiful, indigenous garden. Over 100 species have been identified to date. Close to a bird sanctuary.

Accredited by Knysna Tourism. Birder-friendly establishment.
from R740

Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 4

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 4 is a secure self-catering apartment situated in Knysna Central. The...
Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 4 is a secure self-catering apartment situated in Knysna Central. The apartment offers comfortable accommodation ideal for a family, and is ideally situated within walking distance to the Knysna Waterfront and a variety of restaurants.

The apartment features two bedrooms, one bathroom and an open-plan living area with kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and fitted with a oven and stove, a microwave and a fridge-freezer. The modern living room has a comfortable sofa, facing a flat-screen TV with DStv. The apartment has Wi-Fi and all linen and towelling are provided.
from R550
30 % Off
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Interlude in Knysna

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Special for Two   This is a beautiful log-cabin home situated in Knysna with a lovely cottage atmosphere and a balcony overlooking the lagoon and garden. It...
This is a beautiful log-cabin home situated in Knysna with a lovely cottage atmosphere and a balcony overlooking the lagoon and garden. It is a perfect central base from which to explore all that Knysna and the Garden Route have to offer.

The house is spacious and comfortable sleeping six guests in three bedrooms. The house consists of a study area, an open-plan living area and a fully equipped kitchen. There are French doors opening onto a spacious deck overlooking the Knysna lagoon and heads. A glass door leads down to a lovely private garden where children can play.

Knysna is a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. The beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventures. The craft shops, flea markets and cosy cafés beckon with small-town charm and hospitality.

The main street of Knysna is lined with small boutiques and shops and the N2 passes directly through the centre of the town en-route to the Eastern Cape and beyond.
from R1390

Oyster Creek Lodge

34 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Surrounded by the Knysna Lagoon with a spectacular view of The Heads, this intimate, luxury lodge can sleep up to twelve people and offers...
Surrounded by the Knysna Lagoon with a spectacular view of The Heads, this intimate, luxury lodge can sleep up to twelve people and offers a variety of flexible accommodation choices. Operating as both a bed and breakfast and self-catering facility, the lodge consists of five luxury suites and one self-catering unit. All the suites (one Twin, two Double Rooms, one Queen and one Luxury Suite) are lagoon-facing and open onto the balcony, which includes a loft double bedroom.

The lodge is located between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in the area called the Garden Route of South Africa.

The Luxury Suite, Loft Suite and Double Suite are all ideal for honeymooners or international and local travellers wanting to relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the lagoon which adds something special to your luxury experience and help to make memories that you will never forget.

The inspiration for the lodge’s decor is largely drawn from the surrounding natural beauty of the Knysna Forest and is exactly what one would expect from a 4 Star and AA Superior accredited lodge.

Spend your evenings lazing around the fireplace, or enjoying a traditional South African braai. Our communal lounge area is equipped with a plasma screen TV and DStv for all movie and sports channels. All rooms have TVs and DSTV.

Oyster Creek is known for its genuine South African hospitality. Start off the day with a selection of fresh fruit, yogurts and cereals, or enjoy a traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage and eggs served with a choice of juice, coffee or tea.

Our well–equipped kitchen offers self-catering guests all the modern conveniences they could need and serves delicious home cooked breakfasts for our bed and breakfast patrons.
from R900

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If there is such a thing, Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route. This medium-sized town on the banks of the usually placid and always beautiful Knysna Lagoon is a real tourist haven. The lagoon, which is guarded from the sea by two enormous, rugged, sandstone cliffs, known as The Heads, is a fabulous playground as well as being the source of the cultivated oysters for which Knysna is famed.

The Eastern Head is quite developed with houses, guest houses, a dive shop and a restaurant in the most spectacular position. The Western Head, which is reached by scenic boat trip or a short paddle, is a private nature reserve with less physical infrastructure but loads of tourist activities. Tractor tours, abseiling and quad bike tours are all on offer, and there is a restaurant with a view to rival the one on the Eastern Head.

There is excellent diving in Knysna, both in the lagoon and outside in the open sea. One of the more interesting dives, a wreck right in the channel in The Heads, is only to be explored at slack tide, and then by relatively strong divers.

The N2 runs through the town in a freakishly narrow two-lane road that, at peak holiday times, creates traffic jams of note. Other than that, though, Knysna is mega-laid back.
It’s surrounded by wonderful indigenous forests with historical gold mines to explore, wonderful hikes and some of the most fabulous mountain biking in the world. No exaggeration. The ubiquitous Knysna loerie is a beautiful green and red bird that hides out in the forest, occasionally showing its scarlet underwings as it takes flight. Even more elusive and beautiful is the iconic Narina trogon, which is spotted relatively often.

Although there are no real beaches actually within the town, the nearby Noetzie and Brenton Beaches are spectacular. Brenton, in particular, is a great beach for walking as it stretches 6km to Buffalo Bay, where a wonderful horse trail operator offers the exhilarating experience of cantering along the beach with the wind in your hair. The surfing is good, too.

Knysna has two awesome golfing estates, one on the Western Head on a cliff high above the crashing Atlantic and another deeper in the mountains with views over the lagoon and ocean. The public Knysna Golf Club also has a more than reasonable course and there’s even a mashie course for a real quick fix, so keen golfers will never get bored. And – as Knysna is such a gorgeous place – the partners and families of golfers won’t get bored, either.

Knysna is filled with creative crafters, talented artists and skilled artisans of all types so there are mega opportunities for retail therapy. Lots of live music venues, great restaurants and South Africa’s first micro-brewery all contribute to the sybaritic nature of the town. In July, the Knysna Oyster Festival is a celebration of seafood, wine and far more active pleasures, with a wonderful mountain bike race, a forest marathon and loads of other activities.
Towards the end of May, the Pink Loerie Festival is a bird of a somewhat different feather. Although it’s primarily a gay festival, with outrageous costumes and wild parties, it’s enjoyed as much by straight (some surprisingly so) locals and visitors.

If there is such a thing, Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route. This medium-sized town on the banks of the usually placid and always beautiful Knysna Lagoon is a real tourist haven. The lagoon, which is guarded from the sea by two enormous,...

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