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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

Protea Hotel by Marriott® Kny...

4 Reviews
Sleeps 382 in 123 rooms

As the name suggests, Protea Hotel by Marriott® Knysna Quays is situated in the popular holiday...
from R1860
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Quays Studio Loft

1 Review
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Location of the unit in the buzz of the Knysna Waterfront. Security complex. Close to starting and end points of cycle races and marathons...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

AHA The Rex Hotel

Sleeps 180 in 86 rooms

One of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises guests superior service and exceptional...
from R3396
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle

17 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 R1150
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Quays Accommodation

69 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 7 rooms

Knysna Quays Residential Marina forms part of the Knysna Waterfront with its superb restaurants,...
from R1600
per night for 2 guests

Knysna Heads Map

Knysna Heads is 5.5km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 76km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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