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Knysna Lagoon

The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past we have always stayed B&B on Leisure Isle - there are no end of good B&Bs here. It's more or less in the middle of the Knysna Lagoon offering lovely walks right at the side of the Lagoon and, at a certain...More

Thank MiloDexter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knysna is just a beautiful place to visit. This Lagoon, is in fact an estuary, (told by one of our Guides) which is influenced by the low and high tides too. Very relaxing to just clutch out, and reflect. It has a beautiful little Island,...More

Thank 182charmainem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this so peaceful and so much to do, there is the ferries on the lagoon, the Waterfront, The heads where you can overlook the lagoon from. Beautiful town to go through.

Thank 645marleneh
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It is special, see it on a boat tour, from the harbour or read about it in one of Dalene Mathee's novels: the lagoon cannnot fail to impress.

Thank dringdilara
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The Knysna lagoon is accessible from a few places and some of the islands such as Thesen Island. There are ferries that take you across but you would need to book on advance. From what our guide told us on the ferry the lagoon is...More

1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We did a boat cruise on the lagoon going to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The lagoon is so pristine esp on a beautiful day.

Thank Serendipity8
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Knysna Lagoon is one of my most favorite places to visit. I go there time and time again and every time, find a new interesting place to visit. The Knysna Lagoon have 360 degrees of breathtaking views. The place itself give me a calming feeling...More

Thank jonathanursulap
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We stopped right beside the lagoon and had a swim on a beach which was dead quiet on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the water was warm and clear and the beach lovely and sandy, you would not ask for much more !

Thank hutchingson
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Knysna lagoon is a must see attraction on the Garden Route. The lagoon is popular for picnics along the banks of the lagoon, cycling, fishing and boat rides. The lagoon has bountiful bird life and is great for birding enthusiasts.

Thank Mands007
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Knysna Lagoon is a very pretty place and you can drive most of the way along either side to the Heads. There are good restaurants at Knysna Quays and there are boat trips availabloe from the marina area.

Thank Michael M
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