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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

Knysna lagoon ,is a large open stretch of water ,which is fed from the sea inlet at the heads , plenty of boat trips available ,canoeing and fishing available too. boating clubs and the marina keep the locals and tourists busy, also the old railway...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst I loved The Heads, the Lagoon isn‘t my cup of tea: Touristy, muddy waters and crowdy. It‘ overhyped imho, Garden Route has so much more sights 2b seen.

Thank hartmutw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here after visiting the elephants. Parked really easily. Walked through a parade of shops, lots to look around. Main reason for our stop was to see the boats and water. We sat on a bench and soaked up the wonderful views. Lots of...More

Thank GillHenlow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are intentionally visiting Knysna or just travelling along the N2 you will be crossing the bridge over the Knysna Lagoon and will have views of the lovely forests around you and the Knysna Heads. Unfortunately, the recent horrendous fires that Knysna experienced have...More

Thank Myrtle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So relaxing to drink in all the beautiful surroundings. The boats, the birds, the colour of the water & in the background the heads like sentinals protecting against the elements

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We enjoyed a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon aboard the John Benn. Lunch is available at an extra charge and there is good choice. The Captain provides an interesting historical narrative. This area was devastated by wildfires in June 2017 and you can see evidence...More

Thank Q3521UCdeborahb
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A beautiful place. Worth driving to the estuary Heads to get the best view and spend time on Knysna waterfront - great food!

Thank amazonflash
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest places we have been to on the Garden Route, fantastic views, nice walks, boating, take a trip on the paddle steamer, go whale watching out at sea. Lots to see and do. A must for anyone doing the garden route.

Thank holidaygal58
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We went whale watching and started from Kynsna Lagoon. Whale watching was cool, the lagoon itself is not especially pretty and half of the view are is pretty average condos. Quite frankly I have no idea why anybody would want a condo here. Except for...More

Thank Gord M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lovely place to stay and recharge the batteries after a long flight or drive. Very safe and quiet with easy walking around the pretty streets full of beautiful gardens. Easy to get to Knysna for restaurants etc and a good base for exploring the amazing...More

Thank SkyeEileen
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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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