Best Free Things to Do in Knysna

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Knysna

Best Free Things to Do in Knysna

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  • Tita Elvie
    Canada102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful walk to see the serene beauty of Knysna. There's great security at the parking lot too. Video cameras and parking attendant. Make sure to give the parking attendant a tip :)
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Katherine
    Manchester, UK280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If in South Africa you have to take a drive on the Car Route.
    Beautiful coastal views an amazing experience. We did stop at number places along the route. To take the views in.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Cheree-Chantal L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great variety of foods.
    Love coming here every year.
    Wheelchair accessible.
    Unfortunately very long queues - but great food takes time.
    May need more seating areas and designated kids play area.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Celeste V
    Centurion, South Africa21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the best beach I have ever been to in my life.
    It is clean, beautiful, lovely waters, beautiful views and not overcrowded. I would go to this beach every day if I could.
    The sunset views are just spectacular and I like the fact that you have space on the beach to swim and take a nice walk without having 100s of people around you.
    It was exceptionally tranquil.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • BOFA BOY
    Bridge of Allan, UK1 414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Knysna Lagoon is really spectacular with an abundance of wildlife to be seen on the sand banks when the tide goes out. Great place for a walk.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Lyn D
    Oxford, UK19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach and braai areas are beautiful, with stunning views of the ocean - but only for the able-bodied. Wheelchairs were not considered in the redevelopment and can no longer access / navigate from the boat launching side (esp if a boat is parked alongside) There are no ramps from the curbs either
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Eldon B
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and such untouched beauty 🤩 make sure you go when it’s low tide as the sea can get rough with high tide.
    Written 13 March 2023
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  • Katherine
    Manchester, UK280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After following these guys on instagram. I had been wanting to visit here and it didn’t disappoint. Loved the set up, layout and vibe.
    Tried the three gin tasing and a couple of cocktails which were all great.
    Would of loved to visit in an evening with a live band on bet the place is buzzing.

    Also like how they promote the bakery next door for their pizzas.

    100% have to visit here!
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • DublinWoody
    County Kildare, Ireland68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I travelled this pass heading south from Avontuur to Knysna on a Sunday in early March 2024. We were fortunate to have clear skies and warm weather throughout. This allowed us to appreciate the full splendour of the many breathtaking views and impressive engineering feat that Thomas Bain and the construction crew achieved.

    In clear dry weather this pass is achievable in a normal sedan/saloon car, but I recommend using at least a 2-wheel drive SUV (as we used) to ensure you have sufficient ground clearance. If tackling the pass in wet weather then a 4 x 4 would be highly recommended.

    If intending to use this pass I recommend familiarizing yourself beforehand with the excellent series of videos produced by Mountain Passes South Africa. This gives insight into what to expect and provides guidance on how best to drive the pass.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • BOFA BOY
    Bridge of Allan, UK1 414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were staying in Sedgefield recently and went along Cola beach which is truly spectacular and really clean. There was hardly another person on it when we were there as we walked a Mike or so along it. It truly is a spectacular beach.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Sammy M
    Nairobi, Kenya279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a wonderful place to visit and reflect. The church is beautiful and has a lovely garden. It was a great stop over.
    Written 30 June 2023
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  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Türkiye7 474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This view point on the road to Brenton on Sea, is well worth a stop.
    From here there is a great view of Knysna Lagoon & the town beyond.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • dking2001
    Mumbles, UK71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved the relaxed vibe at this market, no hassle from stall holders to buy their wares, just people happy to chat about their craft. The couple of hours we spent here went way to quickly. A brilliant place to buy gifts.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • kalgran
    Cape Town522 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful walk through indigenous forest, which crosses three streams. Generally an easy 6.5km walk, but with one long descent and a steep and stepped ascent. Moderate level of fitness required. A lovely opportunity to immerse oneself in one of Knysna's old forests. Plenty of birdlife if you're fast enough to spot them.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • Mathew English
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach for kids. The kids have a absolute blast however the water has a slight stench to it, which qas the only thing to be wary of.
    Written 12 February 2020
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