The city of Knysna is one of the gems found along South Africa’s Garden Route. This beautiful piece of land draws travelers with its stunning landscapes and lush forests. Its location in the middle of the Garden Route means accessing other delights found along the Garden Route will be rather simple and rewarding. There is no airport within the immediate area, but at the gateway to the Garden Route is George Airport with connecting flights from Cape Town International Airport.
Arts and crafts are a thing here, with much inspiration coming from the natural settings. Knysna Fine Art is one of the country’s finest galleries and showcases local and international artists. Adventurous activities are very popular and include rock climbing, abseiling, and simple hikes. The Knysna Elephant Park cares for orphaned elephants and allows an up-close-and-personal encounter with the majestic beasts. There is also a number of golf courses providing a tee-off that will surely surpass most other experiences on the green. When looking for retail therapy, shops can be found along Main Street and the waterfront.
Knysna offers a wide selection of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses – from conveniently placed homestays to luxury lodges on the coast. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Knysna for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.