At the heart of the scenic Garden Route, Knysna is a charming holiday town popular with tourists and locals alike.
With the lagoon and the spectacular Knysna Heads as a backdrop and surrounded by lush forests, indigenous Yellowwood trees and untouched beaches afford a myriad of activities to enjoy.
Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating and canoeing and a lagoon cruise, including trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, is well worth taking in. The lagoon is a sanctuary for the rare Knysna Seahorse which breeds in the estuary.
For outdoor enthusiasts everything from hiking to mountain biking can be enjoyed and for the less energetic ? the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe that chugs between George and Knysna is the perfect way to take in the spectacular scenery.
Another speciality are oysters that can be enjoyed at a variety of excellent restaurants in and around town or at the popular Quays. Clothing boutiques, art galleries and local crafts line the main street, and after a few hours of shopping and browsing visitors can sit back and relax at one of the many coffee shops or cafes.
Whether its Autumn, Winter or Spring, Knysna is as vibrant a tourist desitnation as ever, pulsating with energy, life and enthusiasm. Here’s why you should return again and again. Nature quite literally knocks on your door. A temperate climate which makes Knysna an all year destination. Summer averages 28°C (80.7°F) while the winter average is about 16°C (59°F) in the winter day time.