Things to do in Knysna

Top Things to Do in Knysna

Things to Do in Knysna

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What travellers are saying

  • Johanna
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa10 contributions
    Best view a must to visit when you are in Knysna. Walk around and enjoy the view.
    We drove up and enjoy the view from the top and then went down and walk around on the beach and read about the ship wreck from Germany. So beautifull
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • ericanderson523
    Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
    Knysna is an absolutely amazing sanctuary! From the entry, to the experience, to the lodge - the staff was incredible the entire time. Big Mac helped me with my proposal at the end of our evening sunset walk with the ellies and with his help along with the other guides and camera crew we left engaged and with a memory forever. The lodge with the overlook into the elephant's resting area is a level of detail I have never experienced before. Thank you to everyone at Knysna, we'll be back when we return to South Africa!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Katie D
    Brighton and Hove, UK375 contributions
    Incredible scenery, so much to do around here, walking, kayaking, bungee jump, waterfalls. Keep an eye out for all the wildlife as well!
    Written 5 March 2021
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  • Marc P
    Cape Town Central, South Africa80 contributions
    Great walk along the beach, felt safe, same with the parking. Restaurant nearby looked basic as (almost) any small-dorpie (village) place on a South African beach, this seemed actually even better than most from a distance. Lifeguard on duty even. Good, safe place to come.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Milin Mehta
    Vadodara, India49 contributions
    Excellent reserve.. easy walk and very enjoyable spectacular views of the Lagoon and Indian Ocean.

    Excellent your management. The guide and ferry service also very good.

    The restaurant in the reserve side and on Knysna side need more friendly staff. Simple thing like room temperature water bottle was not available and only chilled bottles were given.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Nastasja R
    Pretoria, South Africa50 contributions
    We are huge fans of farmers markets and this one is really huge and amazing. Loads of stalls selling different foods and drinks as well as awesome items in between.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Jamie v
    4 contributions
    Hidden private beaches for early morning walks. Beautiful scenery and such a tranquil place to be at.
    Written 22 February 2022
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  • Foxes99
    Kenya23 contributions
    Two beaches really / one on the right as you drive there. And one more public in the village. Lovely views. Well worth a visit from Knysna
    Written 13 April 2021
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  • Maurice
    Cape Town, South Africa8 contributions
    This is by far my most favorite mountain pass road.
    Stunning views around every corner.
    It took us about 2.5 hours with a Jimny. I would recommend a high clearance vehicle but a 4x4 is not required when its dry.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Manya B
    Cape Town Central, South Africa431 contributions
    This is a good spot to get the feel of the Knysna forest. Its an easy walk around, cool, well cared for with friendly staff. One feels quite safe walking here.
    Written 11 November 2021
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  • Owen2012_12
    Cambridge, UK82 contributions
    The walk was beautiful. We only did the 3k as we were short on time. Incredibly serene and calming.
    The road to the entrance was quite bumpy so take it slow in your car. We had a small vehicle and it was fine.
    The walk was a little bit undulating and slippery in places so best in trainers and so may not be suitable for older people.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • Nastasja R
    Pretoria, South Africa50 contributions
    First ever trip to Knysna and not the biggest gin drinker but this amazing place has a very special place in my heart now. Started with a gin tasting menu and fell in love with the honey gin. Also got stuck there during happy hour (more than once) for their amazing cocktails. Place has an amazing vibe, divine gin, tabletop games and awesome staff. The owner is also such a very cool guy. Be sure to visit here on a Friday, one of pur best nights in Knysna
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Mburgers
    Kempton Park, South Africa171 contributions
    A must do, and take your camera and swimming costume. Spectacular unique breathtaking nature walk on a vast coastline, exposing what lies beneath.
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Henrique Da Silva
    Cape Town Central, South Africa63 contributions
    Take a drive between George and Knysna on this old pass between the two towns. The road is filled with lush vegetation on either side and you really are taken back in time as you tend to travel through the forest.
    The road from George to the Wilderness is tarred and if you want to travel to Knysna from the Wilderness, the road is not tarred.
    From the Wilderness turnoff you can take an untarred road, with bad corrugations, to the look out point where looking down to watch the river that forms the outline of the map of Africa
    Written 27 January 2021
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  • 826tarynk
    Knysna, South Africa26 contributions
    This is a short but intense hike with an absolutely magnificent river running through a gorge to swim and enjoy.

    I have done this hike twice and swam in the tannin rich, coke a cola colours water. I was super surprised to see huge friendly eels this time. One was so tame it came to be petted. Next time I will take them some snacks (apparently they like chicken livers.) Very special hike!
    Written 14 February 2022
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