Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s best known travel destinations. This buzzing village 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!
This vibrant town is situated on the banks of a shimmering lagoon nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and Indian Ocean, on the southern coast of the Western Cape of South Africa. Knysna's closest towns are Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay.
The indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers and mountains, combined with a moderate climate, make this area a natural Garden of Eden for flora and fauna lovers alike. The indigenous forests constitute the largest complex of closed-canopy forest in Southern Africa. Knysna is well known for its fine indigenous timbers, and famed for the craftsmanship of its furniture and timber products.
The estuary, known as the National Lake Area, is managed and protected by SANParks and is a biologically rich and fascinating area which is home to over 200 species of fish, the Pansy shell and the endangered Knysna Seahorse.
Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunities for leisure and outdoor adventure lovers ranging from tree canopy gliding, kloofing, abseiling, boating to hiking. To name but a few of the many activities available in this town.
Knysna is also an ideal destination for avid golfers, boasting several world class golf courses including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon.
Shopping in this village is like going on a treasure hunt, searching through many interesting shops tucked away around every corner ranging from arts and crafts to traditional products and handcrafted furniture made from indigenous timber.
In and around this area one will find a selection of gourmet restaurants, pubs and coffee shops to match your mood and budget. For a peaceful nights rest there is a range of accommodation options available from Guest lodges, Guesthouses, B&B's, self-catering to hotels.
For more information on Knysna, please visit :
|Knysna Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)44 382 5510|
|Address:||40 Main Street