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Experience a Wide Range of Exciting Activities in & Around Knysna

Our friendly Concierge and staff at Knysna Hollow will be happy to assist with further information, advice and booking of any activities you are interested in.

  • Smooth Sailing

    Take a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon aboard a luxury yacht and sip cocktails as you sail through the Heads.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learn to Surf

    Buffalo Bay is home to a variety of user-friendly surf breaks that provide the perfect platform for beginner to advanced surfing lessons. Experienced instructors will teach you the art of safely riding waves and lessons can be tailor made to suit your level.

  • 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.

  • Shop

    The Knysna Waterfront, Knysna Mall, Main Street and other speciality stores offer a wide range of interesting places for you to spend, spend, spend!

  • Township Tours

     Experience the heart of the local community on full or half day excursions.

  • Featherbed Nature Reserve

    A must for all visitors to Knysna – take a lagoon ferry cruise to a nature trail on the Featherbed Nature Reserve, followed by lunch under the ancient Milkwood Trees.

  • Adrenaline Junkies

    Ttree-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 Encounters

    A choice of two amazing Elephant Parks, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Eagle Encounters, Wolf Sanctuary, Butterfly World & Birds of Eden.

  • Karoo Ambling

    Just over an hour away, visit the Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn’s Ostriches and the famous wineries of Calitzdorp.

  • A Round of Two of Golf

    If you enjoy golf, you’ll be spoiled for choice! The Garden Route boasts many of the most highly-rated courses in South Africa.


The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be a visit to the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market, in Sedgefield, on a Saturday morning. There is certainly a taste for every tempered palate, with a noticeably health-conscious emphasis on the wares. There is an air of “sophisticated country” – young at heart and vibrant with a solid connection to the communities in the area which supply all the necessary tasty treats for one’s weekly shopping needs. Elsewhere, there are 6 alfresco award-winning markets to choose from.

Wild Oats Community Farmers’ MarketSedgefieldSaturday07h30 – 12h00
Scarab Village MarketSedgefieldSaturday07h30 – 12h00
The Friday Market (follow the scarecrows)KnysnaFriday16h00 – 20h00
Harkerville MarketN2 Harkerville (near Plettenberg Bay)Saturday08h00 – 12h00
The Knysna African Arts & Craft MarketCorner George Rex & Vigilance DriveDaily
Templeman Square Craft MarketMain Road KnysnaDaily


If you enjoy golf, you’ll be spoiled for choice! The Garden Route boasts many of the most highly-rated courses in South Africa.

Pezula Golf ClubKnysna044 302 5307
Knysna Golf CourseKnysna044 384 1150
Simola Golf CourseKnysna044 302 9600
George Golf ClubGeorge 044 873 6116
FancourtGeorge 044 804 0000
Goose ValleyPlettenberg Bay044 533 5082
  • George Golf Club

  • Fancourt

  • Goose Valley

  • Pezula

  • Knysna Golf Club

  • Simola Golf Course


Hit the beach of your choice at a number of unspoiled coastal spots.


  • Bollard Bay

    A family beach on Leisure Isle with safe swimming in shallow waters.

  • The Knysna Heads

    Ideal for snorkelling, but beware as it is very dangerous to swim out into the channel between the Heads because of tidal currents.

  • Coney Glen

    A popular fishing and picnic spot on the Eastern Head (swimming is not recommended).

  • Noetzie

    A secluded beach down a flight of roughly 100 stairs. Swimming here is considered unsafe.

  • Buffalo Bay

    A family beach with safe swimming and great surfing conditions. It is also ideal for beach walking (all the way to Brenton-on-Sea) and for fishing.

  • Brenton-on-Sea

    A good spot for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. The big rock formation, Castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous due to the rip currents.

  • Goukamma

    Situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, the area offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.

  • Sedgefield

    An outdoor paradise offering many activities in the shelter of its gigantic dunes. There are several excellent beaches; the river mouth, Myoli & Cola, Platbank and Swartvlei, which curve towards a rocky promontory known as Gericke’s Point.