Activities in the area are endless, from ferry trips across the lagoon, to walking trails through the ancient forests – or simply relaxing at one of the three sparkling swimming pools. Visit the nearby picturesque, historical town of
, with its antique shops, African arts & crafts, coffee shops and
, which has charm and variety aplenty.
Knysna offers activities ranging from adventure & adrenaline to refined relaxation, one can choose from:
SMOOTH SAILING – take a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon aboard a luxury yacht and sip cocktails as you sail through the Heads.
TOWNSHIP TOURS – experience the heart of the local community on full or half day excursions.
GET WET – kite surfing, kayaking, surfing, water-skiing – whether in the ocean or on the lagoon, a wide range of aquatic sports can be arranged.
CAPTAIN YOUR OWN BOAT – rent a houseboat for the day and cruise the lagoon under your own steam.
GET ON YOUR BIKE – with an array of adventurous forest trail rides in the immediate area, either on your own wheels or on a rental, Knysna is THE place to Mountain Bike.
BREWERY TOURS – Knysna is home to the local brew, Mitchell’s Draught – take a brewery tour and try a beer (or two!).
HIKE TILL YOU DROP – with distances to suit hikers from all ‘walks’ of life, from the renowned Tsitsikamma Trail to the Millwood Gold Fields, there is a stunning trail for everyone.
BEACH BUM – hit the beach at your choice of a number of unspoiled coastal spots.
MARKET MADNESS – from the Wild Oats Organic Market in Sedgefield to the Friday Supper Market in Knysna and a host of others, there is appeal for everyone.
SHOP – the Knysna Waterfront, Knysna Mall, Main Street and other specialty stores offer a wide range of interesting places for you to spend, spend, spend!
– a must for all visitors to Knysna – take a lagoon ferry cruise to a nature trail on the Featherbed
, followed by lunch under the ancient Milkwood Trees.
ADRENALINE JUNKIES – tree-top canopy tours in Indigenous Forests, the world’s highest Bungee Jump at Bloukrans (216 metres!), quad-biking & shark-cage diving – pick your poison...
ANIMAL INTERACTIONS – a choice of 2 amazing Elephant Parks, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Eagle Encounters, Wolf Sanctuary, Butterfly World & Birds of Eden.
KAROO AMBLING – just over an hour away, visit the
, Oudtshoorn’s Ostriches and the famous wineries of Calitzdorp.