About Knysna Heads

A trip to Knysna Heads is a prerequisite for first time visitors to Knynsa. Two dramatic sea cliffs guard the entrance to the lagoon from the surging ocean.

The Eastern Head has a lookout with spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna. The Western Head is primarily a privately owned nature reserve reached only by ferry – Featherbed Nature Reserve. Four-hour excursions depart daily from the Knysna Waterfront.

An onboard excursion to Knysna Heads is a thrilling experience and there are various options available. The ultimate cruise is aboard a catamaran such as the Zakat, which cruises through the Heads while serving oysters and champagne. The perfect way to end a day!

Things to do in Knysna Quays

Accommodation near Knysna Heads

Knysna Quays Accommodation

67 Reviews
Sleeps 168 in 41 rooms

Knysna Quays Residential Marina forms part of the Knysna Waterfront with its superb restaurants,...
from R900
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle

16 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle is a self-contained cottage on the water. Anchored in the Knysna Lagoon, it's just a two minute dinghy ride away...
from R1250
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays

4 Reviews
Sleeps 246 in 101 rooms

As the name suggests, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is situated in the popular holiday town of Knysna. It is the ideal accommodation choice...
from R1860
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Quays Studio Loft

1 Review
Sleeps 3 in 1 room

This is a great location near the buzz of the Knysna Waterfront. Situated in an up-market security complex and close to the starting...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Heads Map

Knysna Heads is 4.8km from the centre of Knysna Quays , the nearest airport 76km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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