Knysna is one of the Garden Route’s best known travel destinations in South Africa. Famous for its oysters, and seahorses, Knysna is buzzing and vibrant throughout the year. Situated on the banks of a gleaming lagoon placed between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the town has much to offer its residents and visitors.
Knysna is an artistic town that has been chosen as the country'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!
The Knysna estuary, known as the National Lake Area, is managed and protected by the South African National Parks Board (SANParks) and is a biologically rich area which holds over 200 species of fish, the Pansy shell and the endangered Knysna Seahorse.
For those who love shopping, Knysna offers many interesting shops tucked away around every corner ranging from arts and crafts to traditional products and handcrafted furniture made from indigenous timber.
Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunities for the adventure lover. Some of the adventure and outdoor activities available in the area include tree canopy gliding, kloofing, abseiling, boating and hiking.
Golfers will be enthusiastic with the number of golf courses right on the doorstep including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon. Please find more information on the various activities in Knysna here.
Visitors are spoilt for choice with the number of accommodation options available. There is everything from bed and breakfasts, guesthouses to Hotels and self-catering units. The accommodation directory gives a list of advertisers.
Knysna certainly has a thriving business community, centred mainly around tourism and provides a wide range of goods and services.
For more information on Knysna, please visit :
www.knysna-information.co.za as well as our online magazine at
|Knysna Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)44 382 5510|
|Address:||40 Main Street