About Knysna

Amidst indigenous forests and expansive lagoon views is the quaint and discrete town of Knysna.

Thousands of people from the interior of South Africa flock to Knysna for a unique holiday away from their busy commercial lives; whether to sunbathe on the white sands of Buffels Bay or to race vintage cars up to the prestigious Simola Golf and Country Estate, Knysna has no end to its variety.

Situated on the Garden Route, Knysna provides a blend of both relaxation and adventure. Popular destinations for children abound; from Monkeyland to the Knysna Elephant Park (all within easy access from the N2).

For the sophisticated tourist there are champagne and oyster cruises on the placid Knysna Lagoon. Join us for ample fine dining options around the Knysna Waterfront and beer tastings at our very own Mitchells Brewery.

Top 10 things to do in Knysna

  • Play golf on three world-class courses
  • Cruise the lagoon on a ferry, inflatable boat, yacht or kayak
  • Explore the indigenous forests by foot, mountain bike, non-motorised scooter or jeep
  • Enjoy the rush of adventure activities including whale watching, surfing, paragliding and bungee jumping
  • Indulge in local food and craft beer at numerous restaurants and markets
  • Participate in exciting annual festivals and events
  • Get up close to elephants and other animals at numerous wildlife sanctuaries
  • Soak up the sun on a pristine beach in Sedgefield, Buffalo Bay or Brenton-on-Sea
  • Learn about the rich culture and history of the area on a guided walk or tour
  • Book a community tourism experience for a home-stay or township tour


Golf courses in Knysna

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Pezula Golf Estate

Simola Golf Estate

Knysna Golf Club

Golf courses in George

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Fancourt Golf Estate

Kingswood Golf Estate

George Golf Club

Golf courses in Plettenberg Bay

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Plett Golf Club

Goose valley