About Knysna

Nestling on the banks of a shimmering lagoon in the heart of this "Garden Route" is the picturesque town of Knysna. Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventure. Within the town, crafty shops, flea markets and cosy cafe's beckon with small -town charm and hospitality.

Knysna is synonymous with fine indigenous timbers and famed for the craftsmanship of its furniture and timber products. The area is a veritable Garden of Eden: home to the only forest elephant in South Africa, the unique Knysna seahorse and the Pansy shell, the brilliantly coloured Knysna Loerie, a plethora of waterfowl and forest birds, dolphins and visiting whales.

A temperate climate and a fine selection of accommodation, restaurants and enjoyable activities make Knysna the perfect holiday destination. On top of that, the Indian Ocean at Knysna is much warmer than the sea water in Capetown, and even in winter there are many days where you can go swimming!!!