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​A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Knysna, South Africa

General Information

Knysna, famous for its oysters, is situated in the Garden Route of the Southern coast of the Western Cape of South Africa.  Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s best known travel destinations and is situated on the banks of a gleaming lagoon placed between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean.

Knysna's closest towns are Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay.

Knysna is a vibrant, artistic town that has been chosen as South Africa’s town of the year for a few years in a row and even recognised as one of the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, 2008 Travellers' Choice Destination Awards!

The Knysna estuary, known as the National Lake Area, is managed and protected by SANParks and is a biologically rich area which holds over 200 species of fish, the Pansy shell and the endangered Knysna Seahorse. 

Accommodation in Knysna

Knysna has no shortage of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget!  Accommodation options include Guest lodges, Guesthouses, B&B's, self-catering, and hotels.

Activities in Knysna

For those who love shopping, Knysna offers many interesting shops tucked away around every corner ranging from arts and crafts to traditional products and handcrafted furniture made from indigenous timber.  

Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunities for the adventure lover.  Some of the adventure and outdoor activities available in the area include tree canopy gliding, kloofing, abseiling, boating and hiking.

Knysna is also an ideal destination for the avid golfer, with several world class golf courses including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon.

Restaurants in Knysna

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

Knysna has a thriving business community, mostly around Tourism and provides a wide range of goods and services.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Knysna, or add your own free business listing.

Knysna Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://visitknysna.co.za/
Telephone: +27(0)44 382 5510
E-mail: info@knysna-info.co.za
Address: 40 Main Street
Knysna

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