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Chameleon Cottage

Self Catering in Rheenendal, Knysna

The Chameleon Cottage is a lovely wooden self-catering cottage situated in Rheenendal, Knysna and is ideal for a quie...

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Bamboo, the Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hunters Home, Knysna

Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis to all travelers, be they holidaymakers, business folk, honeymooners, fami...

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Lovemore Lodges Knysna

Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Greenhole Cottage is a three bedroom cottage and sleeps 8 people. One bedroom is en-suite and the other two share a ...

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Paradise Heads

Self Catering in Paradise, Knysna

We have a family unit attached to the main residence. We also have 4 Chalet type units separate from the house. All...

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Paquita

Bed and Breakfast in Knysna

Paquita is a self-catering family home nestled on the edge of the tidal waters of the Knysna Lagoon. A large wooden d...

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Phantom View Lodges - Waterfront Accommodation

In Uitzicht, Knysna

Upriver, Lagoon-side Log Cabins; Fully equipped, 2- and 3-bedroom units all bedrooms en-suite; all have river views; ...

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Portland Manor

Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Rheenendal, Knysna

We also offer the perfect facilities for private or corporate functions. Four star accommodation in the Manor House a...

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Lagoon View Villa

Self Catering in Knysna

Lagoon View Villa is a modern self-catering house situated in a picturesque countryside only 4 km from the centre of ...

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Brenton On Rocks Luxury Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering, Villas in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

Stylish recently renovated guest rooms offering bar fridge, microwave, kettle, hair dryer, safe, Free Wi-Fi and DSTV ...

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The Big Tree House Lodge

Guest Houses in Upper Old Place, Knysna

The Big Tree House is unique.You are invited to enjoy a memorable holiday in this timber frame double storey home. Se...

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Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat

Cottages in Rheenendal, Knysna

Multi-award-winning standalone chalets - come experience tranquility! Forest Edge is off the beaten track, nestled ag...

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Knysna Pocket Breaks

In Knysna

Knysna Pocket Breaks offers affordable,quality self-catering apartments. Located within a 2 minute walk from the Knys...

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Majestic Views

Self Catering in Upper Old Place, Knysna

Self-Catering Accommodation with two immaculate units.

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52 on Main

Guest Lodge in Knysna Central , Knysna

11 Cosy wooden chalets set within a forest garden each with either bathroom or shower in single, double or family opt...

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Brenton on Sea Cottages

Self Catering in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

Our accommodation include self-catering chalets and semi self-catering cabins. The chalets have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroo...

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15 Seahorse - Knysna

Apartments in Knysna Central , Knysna

15 Seahorse is an AA Highly Recommended Quality Assured self-catering apartment situated in the heart of the ever pop...

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Knysna Luxury Accommodation

Villas in Thesen Islands, Knysna

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Oyster Creek Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Kanonkop, Knysna

The Lodge is a unique wooden construction with a warm homely atmosphere. 5 Luxurious en-suite rooms. Situated only ...

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Protea Guest House

Guest Houses in Paradise, Knysna

Loerie cottage features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, and large sundeck with barbecue facilities.
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Hide Away Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Paradise, Knysna

Hide Away Guest House is a bed and breakfast (B&B) , located on the main road into Knysna. 7 well-appointed ensuite ...

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Thesen Island Romance

Self Catering in Knysna

Thesen Island Romance offers accommodation in Knysna, 100m from Old Mill Centre and 300m from Knysna Charters. The ap...

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Thesen Island Holiday House

Self Catering in Knysna

Thesen Islands, a multi-award winning marina development located in the scenic Knysna estuary on the renowned "Garden...

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Brenton Breakers

Chalets in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

Six modern tastefully furnished self-catering units with uninterrupted sea views. Luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and ...

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Amanzi Island Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Amanzi Island Lodge balances comfort and luxury in beautiful surroundings. There can be no better spot for relaxing a...

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Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Health Resorts in Belvidere Estate, Knysna

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Knysna Tonquani Lodge & Spa

In Welbedacht, Knysna

Knysna's multi award winning lodge offers luxurious individually decorated log chalets and family suites with every c...

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Beauchamp Place Guest House

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We offer you a delicous continental/English breakfast, barbeque facilities, safe parking on premises.

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Nieu-Wherry Meadow

Guest Houses in Rheenendal, Knysna

As our guest, you will have the benefit of a farm-style, comfortable, well equipped accommodation with the most invig...

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47th on Howard

Guest Lodge, Hotels in Hunters Home, Knysna

The Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route. Nearby leisure activities include golfing, whale w...

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38 Crab Claw

Holiday Homes in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Crab Claw Suites situated on Thesen Island in Knysna is a uniquely tranquil 90 hectare neighbourhood, the concept is ...

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More info about Knysna

As you drive into the the stunning town of Knysna it will become clear as to why it is often called the Jewel of the Garden Route. Situated along the Indian Ocean; home to a pristine estuary, and surrounded by hectares of lush indigenous forest; the gorgeous town offers visitors a chance to get to truly explore and experience the beauty of the Cape.

That’s not to say the bustling town centre won’t keep you busy. The town is world-renown for it’s divine oysters and seafood experiences, and is fast becoming the classic car capital of South Africa. The town is also becoming quite the golfing destination - boasting three Championship golf courses that not only offer superb play, but also merge with the natural beauty of their surrounds - making them an idyllic place to spend your day.

 

Things to do

For those looking for the fine dining, and luxury shopping experience, the Knysna Waterfront is the place to go. Indulge yourself with delicacies, such as the divine Knysna oyster and sparkling wine from the Cape Winelands, before exploring the shops and kiosks in search of local art pieces, jewelry and memorabilia.

A trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, located on the Western Knysna Head, is a must.  Once you arrive via ferry, the only way to reach the reserve, you will be taken on a tour by one of the reserve’s specialist guides. The untouched beauty of the reserve is enough to takeaway the breath of most, and is complemented by the incredible knowledge the guides have of the surrounds.

The Featherbed Reserve should not be your only time spent in the glorious natural surrounds of Knysna. The Knysna Forests will offer you an entirely different experience. The lush greenery, and myriad of indigenous wildlife and fauna create a magical world that is like no other. There are numerous trails which can be walked, or bicycle ridden. For those horse-lovers, there is no other way to explore the forests than by horseback.

Of course the Knysna Forest is not the only place to explore on horseback. A ride along the famed estuary is a freeing experience, which is made even more special when taken at sunset. For those who are less horsey inclined, the warm Knysna Lagoon still offers plenty to do. A picnic and swim is an idyllic way to spend your day. And for those with an adventurous spirit (and a diving permit), a day spent underwater will offer you the chance to see a world exclusive to the estuary - as it homes 43% of South Africa’s Estuarine life; as well as the endemic, and the world’s most endangered seahorse, the Knysna Seahorse.

The Knysna Lagoon can also be explored on boat or kayak; in summer there will be as many as 500 boats on the water, taking in the peaceful surrounds and catching the sun. While fishing is not permitted in the Estuary, a short trip out beyond the Knysna Heads, into the open ocean will give fishing enthusiasts a chance to spend some quality time doing what they enjoy.

If you’re more of a land baby than a water baby, take some time to experience a once-in-a-lifetime elephant encounter at the Knysna Elephant Park. The Park was the first in the country to house and care for orphaned elephants - and you can meet their two very first orphans, Harry and Sally. The start of your elephant encounter, however, begins with learning a little more about these majestic creatures, and what the KEP does. From here you are taken to meet the  elephants in their controlled, free-range environment. Want to spend more time with them - book an elephant-back ride, sunset walk or sundowner tour.

Continue your land-based Knysna adventure with a trip to the Knysna Millwood Goldmine. It was the discovery of Gold in the Millwood forest that put Knysna on the map. Within a week of first gold discovery, the town virtually blossomed. The Millwood mine tour starts with the Millwood Gold Museum, where you’ll have the chance to learn a little more about the discovery, and what came after. From here you’ll leave to do the mine walk - through the gorgeous Millwood forest. The 5.6km round walk takes you through the forest and to several key mining spots, including the Bendigo mine. The mining history isn’t the only reason to do the walk. The majestic natural beauty of the forest  and spectacular views of Knysna, alone make the walk worth it.

 

Where to eat

Knysna offers a delicious myriad of choices when it comes to it’s dining experiences, but it’s seafood offerings that capture the attentions of most. Take your pick (or try them all) of the top ten best restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in Knysna.

For the ultimate Knysna Oyster experience head down to 34 South at the Waterfront. Not an Oyster fan - don’t worry, their seafood and landlover selections are mouth watering.

Stunning views, a divine seafood menu and a relaxed ambiance, make a visit to East Head Cafe the perfect place to enjoy the best Knysna has to offer.

The ultimate fine dining experience can be found at the uber stylish Zachary’s. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, often from their own organic garden, in their seasonal menus. Booking is a must for this one.

Enjoy the taste of wholesome homemade food, and enjoy the relaxed vibe at The Olive Tree. It’s a favourite amongst locals and visitors for lunch.

For freshly baked goodies and tasty breakfasts,  make sure you make a turn at Ile de Pain - famed in Knysna for their sumptuous treats.

A touch of Mediterranean flavour and tnd a smart-casual vibe, Pembrey’s is the place to go for those looking for a refreshing menu selection for lunch or dinner.

If you’re visiting the Featherbed Nature Reserve, make sure you book a meal on the John Benn - their floating restaurant. The boat takes you on an hour and a half cruise across the Lagoon, as you tuck into either their delicious Lunch or Dinner menu.

Teatimes should be spent indulging in the home baked treats at the Tin House on Cuyler. If you don’t have a sweet tooth there is a selection of light savoury delights to choose from.

Get your taste of South Africa at Caroline’s Bistro. This small, yet elegant restaurant offers a delightful menu featuring South African game and must-try traditional dishes.

Don’t leave Knysna without taking in a spectacular sunset, while sipping sundowners on the deck of Cornuti Al Mare. Their delish drinks and nom menu will keep you there well past sunset.

 

Where to stay

Knysna offers more than just places to spend a night, they offer you the chance to make your accommodation part of your Knysna experience! Houseboats/Floating Chalets allow you to truly get away from it all. Stay in one of the anchored floating chalets or charter your very own boathouse, either way, this style of accommodation will only add to your stay.

If water accommodation isn't for you then you'll find a variety of accommodation types, including self cateringB&Bsguesthouses and camp sites, that are close to most activities and restaurants. It’s ideal for those who enjoy a vibey, friendly atmosphere.

 

Transport

Air: Knysna itself doesn’t have an airport. However, you can fly into George airport and drive the 70kms into Knysna. There are car rental agencies available at the airport, and most can be booked online.

Car Rental: Getting around Knysna is easiest by car. There are plenty of car rental agencies in the town, and most can be booked online.

Taxis/cabs: There are taxi services available in Knysna. These tend to be quite pricey if you intend to travel further that a few kilometers in them.

 

Did you know?

Knysna is commonly misspelt as nysna or Knisna.

The name ‘Knysna’ is thought to be a KhoiKhoi  word which  roughly translates to ‘Ferns’.

The Knysna Forest Elephant is the last bush elephant in Africa.

The Knysna Turaco, a bird endemic to South Africa, is usually called the Knysna Lourie by the locals.

The endangered Knysna Seahorse is endemic to only three estuaries in South Africa - with the Knysna Estuary being the biggest.