Places in Knysna

Knysna is a town in the Western Cape in South Africa that lies on the Knysna Lagoon which is a warm water estuary famous for its beauty and endangered sea-horse colony. It is in the Garden Route which is well known for its ten nature reserves, marine reserves, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountain ranges lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast.

Knysna is a popular destination for tourists and has a year-round warm climate. It is also popular with golfers with the Knysna Golf course situated on the lagoon and is also home to Mitchell’s Brewery. There are some elusive elephants in the Knysna forests whose images have been captured on hidden cameras but has not been seen live by anyone. This gives you an idea how thick the forest is and what a large area it encompasses.

There are many great restaurants in Knysna and surrounds with fantastic ones lying next to the water of the lagoon in the popular Waterfront as well as at The Heads where the lagoon runs into the sea. Activities include rides on The John Benn floating restaurant on the lagoon or sunset cruises on yachts, canoeing, surf-ski, ab-sailing, sky diving, kayak adventures, diving, fishing, hiking, paragliding, tree adventures with ziplines, Elephant Park and of course eating oysters. See accommodation in Knysna below.
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Garden Route : Knysna
Guest relaxing poolside at Blackwaters River Lodge.

Blackwaters River Lodge | Garden Route Country Hotel in Knysna

Blackwaters River Lodge is a leading country guest house in Knysna on the Goukamma River with several hectares of pristine gardens surrounded by indigenous forest
Knysna Hollow Estate exterior at night.

Knysna Hollow Estate | Garden Route Country Lodge Estate in Knysna

Knysna Hollow Country Estate, located just outside the charming town of Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route, offers comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting
Relax and sip on wine while enjoying the bubble barrel.

Phantom Forest Eco Reserve | Garden Route Country Lodge Estate in Knysna

Phantom Forest is a Garden Route lodge, located on the Knysna River in South Africa
Exterior view of the St James of Knysna Hotel.

St James of Knysna | Garden Route Country Lodge Estate in Knysna

The St. James of Knysna is an exclusive...Country House Hotel uniquely situated...shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon...spectacular views...St James Hotel provides a unique experience

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