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The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Knysna Lagoon is a vast area of water. We spent the day at Bollard Beach, on Leisure Isle. What a fabulous day the children had, it was unusually warm for winter, and they had a blast. Take note that there are no public amenities here,...More

Thank Ingrid H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the John Benn cruise boat for a two hour sunset 'cruise'. The views were lovely, but the boat less so; it is old and dated. As soon as we started, people started ordering their supper and we were surrounded by the smell...More

Thank Newz888
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This lagoon is breathtaking! Any time of the day, any season of the year, it is always a sight to behold!

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Sailing on the lagoon, whether by Catamaran, steamboot or the John Benn is a relaxing roughly 2 hour sail on a relatively smooth lagoon to the heads and back.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The lagoon is a V friendly place to visit with small to no waves and stunning views. Leisure island beaches are small but great for small kids and families. Water sports are V safe here and there are Restaurants all around to enjoy and eat.

Thank Garethzimbo
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Excellent views of Knysna lake, absolutely scenic. One can relax and enjoy the lagoon, and many restaurants to chose from

Thank DevanMoodly
Reviewed 13 April 2018

A lunchtime, leisurely cruise on the MV John Benn. Well worth doing which take you up to mouth of the lagoon. On previous visits I have seen dolphins in the lagoon but not on this occasion.

Thank davidevanwilliams
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Travelling to this destination was a bit far especially if you coming from Cape Town but its all worth it. The People and surrounding areas are worth exploring and I will be coming to visit soon again.

Thank KieranNeilEwers
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The lagoon is actually an estuary and the second biggest after St Lucia in KZN. It is well worth a visit either with a private boat or paddle steamer.

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The lagoon itself is lovely, but of course it has become a tourism magnet, with hundreds of holiday homes on Thesen Island and round most of the lagoon.

Thank David M
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Response from Gösta R | Reviewed this property |
Did not stay on the boat and the water in June did not feel inviting for swimming.
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