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Knysna

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Knysna Information - A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants

and Businesses in Knysna, South Africa

 

Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s best known travel destinations and is an excellent stop-over whilst touring the area. This buzzing and interesting town is a popular holiday destination throughout the year for both tourists and locals alike.  Located in the Western Cape province of South AfricaKnysna is a vibrant town throughout the year.

Knysna’s indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers and mountains, combined with a temperate climate, makes this area a natural Garden of Eden.  As a little known fact, the indigenous forest consists of the largest complex of closed-canopy forest in Southern Africa.

The estuary known as the National Lake Area, is managed and protected by the South African National Parks board (SANParks).  A biologically rich and fascinating area that is home to over 200 species of fish, the Pansy shell and the endangered Knysna Seahorse.

Well-known for its fine indigenous timbers and famed for the artistry of its furniture and timber products, Knysna is home to many talented carpenters.

Shopping in Knysna is like going on a treasure hunt with the many interesting shops tucked away around every corner.  Extending from arts and crafts to traditional products and handcrafted furniture made from indigenous timber - there is an incredible variety of choice.

Every year there are many festivals held in the area which draw crowds from all over the country and abroad. 

Knysna is as captivating as it is unique …

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

Things to do and See in Knysna

Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide infinite opportunities for leisure and outdoor adventure lovers - ranging from tree canopy gliding, kloofing, abseiling, boating to hiking; there is fun to be had for the whole family!  With more than eight swimming beaches as well as daily cruises on the Knysna Lagoon, there is never a dull moment. To discover all the exciting activities available in Knysna, take a look at our activities directory.

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

 

Top 10 Things to Do in Knysna for Solo Travelers

 

  • Exploring the Magnificent Knysna Heads Viewpoint: Knysna's iconic viewpoint offers breathtaking vistas where the lagoon meets the ocean, providing a gateway to understanding its diverse ecosystem.

 

  • Exploring Knysna's Verdant Wilderness: Immerse yourself in Knysna's ancient forests on the Jubilee Creek Trail, offering serene walks or dynamic cycling amidst cascading waterfalls and rich biodiversity.

 

  • Indulge in Knysna's Aquatic Adventures: Kayaking or cruising through Knysna's tranquil lagoon unveils hidden coves and stunning coastal views, promising moments of solitude and wonder.

 

  • Exploring the Heart of Knysna: Wander through Knysna's vibrant markets, particularly the Wild Oats Farmers' Market, where local fare and community spirit intertwine, creating a sensory journey.

 

  • Embark on Thrilling Heights: Experience the adrenaline rush of ziplining through Tsitsikamma Forest, offering panoramic views and unforgettable adventures amidst ancient trees.

 

  • Savor the Essence of Knysna: Indulge in Knysna's culinary tapestry at waterfront cafes, where fresh seafood and picturesque views combine to create unforgettable dining experiences.

 

  • Exploring Knysna's Rich History: Step back in time at the Millwood Goldmine Museum, delving into Knysna's gold rush era and connecting with the region's pioneering spirit through interactive exhibits.

 

  • Exploring Beyond Knysna: Venture beyond Knysna to neighboring destinations like Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness National Park for guided tours offering a blend of coastal beauty and untamed wilderness.

 

  • Exploring Knysna's Wildlife Wonders: Visit sanctuaries like Birds of Eden and Monkeyland to witness a diverse array of bird species and primates up close, immersing yourself in the stunning world of Knysna's wildlife.

 

 

Knysna has a thriving business community, mostly around Tourism and provides a wide range of goods and services to locals and visitors alike.  Restaurants are a culinary delight with various options from local to international.  See our business directory for a list of businesses in Knysna.

Knysna Information www.knysna-information.co.za

 

SA Info Magazines has a dedicated magazine on Knysna catering to the tourist market featuring all the great things about the town. 

See more on their website www.sa-info-magazines.co.za or view the Ezine copy.

More information on Knysna is available here

 

Knysna Information www.knysna-information.co.za

 

 

 

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