Knysna must surely be one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Tucked in amongst the towering the Knysna Forest and surrounded by a warm-water estuary, Knysna lies between George to the east and Plettenberg Bay to the west. The point at which the estuary meets the ocean is popularly known as ‘The Heads’ – an area with beaches and cafes that offer many a photo opportunity.
Popular with both honeymooners and families alike, Knysna has several trendy coffee shops and quality restaurants along the tree lined streets. The picturesque town has some great local craft shops and markets, while the eclectic art galleries support Knysna’s blossoming art scene. Enjoy a romantic dinner eating oysters and sipping champagne at the Knysna Oyster Company, after a sunset yacht cruise sailing through the Heads.
For the youngsters and watersports enthusiasts, Knysna is the perfect destination to do some kayaking or waterskiing after an early morning hike in the forest. Hot summer days are best spent on one of Knysna’s family friendly beaches, taking in the view.
Accommodation in Knysna ranges from boutique hotels overlooking the lagoon like Belvedere Manor or Kanonkop house to the waterside hotels such as those on Thesen Island.