Knysna, South Africa
Knysna is a small city located on the southern coast of South Africa along one of the biggest lagoons in the country. It is surrounded by a natural paradise of lakes, forests and gorgeous beaches, which make it a popular spot with tourists and retirees.
- Knysna Elephant Park
- Local Art Galleries
- Harbour Cruise
- Eat fresh oysters at the Pick 'n' Pay Oyster Festival
- Golf at one of the world-class golf courses
- Go on a whale-watching tour
Knysna has a maritime Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Average temperatures in summer are 23 to 29°C, while winter temperatures average 15 to 18°C. The area around the city experiences the most rain in South Africa, but much of it falls during the evenings and in the summer months.
Getting There & Around
Knysna is located along the Garden Route and is easily accessible by road from Cape Town and other areas. The nearest local airport is in George (60 km away) and the nearest international airport is in Cape Town (500 km away).
There is no public transportation available in Knysna, but the town is easily accessible by foot. Taxis, car rentals and tour groups are plentiful.
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5 hotels in Knysna
With luxurious and elegant accommodations nestled in a beachside location, Conrad Pezula Knysna Hotel makes for a suitable base for vacationers looking for a secluded retreat in this part of South... More
Set in a scenic location in Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays makes for an ideal chic holiday base to enjoy the town's best attractions, which include the forest elephants, the only kinds found in... More
Knysna Hollow Country Estate is the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque historical town of Knysna, Garden Route, surrounding forest and the magnificent beaches. GeneralThere are 3... More