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 Africa, Knysna 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 has no shortage of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget! Accommodation includes Guest lodges, Guesthouses, B&B's, self-catering units, and hotels - the choice is extensive.
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.
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.
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, or add your own free business listing.