At the heart of the scenic Garden Route, Knysna is a charming holiday town popular with tourists and locals alike. With the Knysna lagoon and the spectacular Knysna Heads as a backdrop and surrounded by lush forests, indigenous Yellowwood trees and untouched beaches Knysna offers 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. For the less energetic you can take in the wonderful sites of the lagoon from one of the many boat cruises.
Another Knysna speciality are oysters that can be enjoyed at a variety of excellent restaurants in and around town or at the popular Knysna 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.