Immerse yourself in the Knysna experience.
Explore Knysna with all your senses. Feel the playful tickle of sand between your toes. Smell the earthy richness of the mysterious forest. Taste adventure in the Indian Ocean’s salt on the air. Hear the call of adrenalin and adventure carried on the breeze. See the flow of time as the ever-turning tides sweep into and out of the Knysna Lagoon.
It’s not only the beautiful surroundings that makes Knysna special – it’s the people. Living up to South Africa’s identity as a Rainbow Nation, Knysna’s community is a melting pot of cultures, races and nationalities. People from all over the world call our beautiful town their home. Ours is an open-minded village where the free-spirited flower children of the ‘60s and ‘70s, modern-day Bohemians, descendants of the historical woodcutters and merchants and distinguished, corporate role players live side by side.
Knysna is an easy hour’s drive from George Airport. Midway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Knysna lies at the centre of the Garden Route, making it the ideal base from which to explore this magnificent area. The seaside towns of Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay are all within easy driving distance for day trips, along with the forests and oceans of Nature’s Valley and Tsitsikamma.