Garden Route: Knysna
Often referred to as ‘South Africa’s Favourite Town’, Knysna enjoys a unique and picturesque location. Located on the banks of an 11km long lagoon, Knysna nestles between the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the Indian Ocean, 60 kilometres east of George and 30 kilometres west of Plettenberg Bay. It is surrounded by deep forests and guarded by the Knysna Heads – the impressive sandstone cliffs at the mouth of the lagoon.
The town is the ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route and all its attractions. The area offers a bewildering choice of outdoor activities, from sailing, cycling, hiking and surfing to bird and whale-watching, photography, boat trips and game drives. Golf addicts will be in paradise as many of the Cape’s finest courses are right on our doorstep.
From sporting activities to shopping, from cappuccino to haute cuisine, from the famous Knysna oyster to the taste of locally-brewed beer, Knysna reflects the finer things in life, a synthesis of discerning sophistication and nature’s abundance.