Things To Do

Knysna offers a vast array of outdoor activities for the nature lover in addition to and endless selection of the finest eateries on offer for those keen on cuisine. Not a day will go by without something different to do in this diverse and beautiful coastal village town where you're surrounded by nature and friendly locals 24/7.

Water Based Activites

Water Based Activites

Canoeing with GO VERTICAL

Contact GO VERTICAL and spend a sublime day out on the water paddling and canoeing on the Goukamma River or the Knysna Lagoon with one of GO VERTICAL'S experienced guides.
Tel: 082 731 4696

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Walks and Hiking Trails

Walks and Hiking Trails

There are several walking and hiking trails in the Garden Route offering the keen outdoors enthusiast easy to more advanced options in hikes but in all an exceptional experience incomparable to any other coastal region of South Africa.

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Restaurants in Knysna

Restaurants in Knysna

Whether simply looking for a snack, delicious succulent oysters, silver service cuisine or just a laid back breakfast after a heavy night out - Knysna offer you all and more. Refer to our list of recommended restaurants and eateries in and around Knysna for more information.

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Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves

Pledge Nature Reserves

Without doubt for those who can, it is well worth following the meandering trails along the streams to the Reserve’s highest point, where the view over the town and across the water to the distant Knysna Heads is the ultimate reward. Our very popular full-moon walks to this viewpoint, adds an unusual dimension to this experience.

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Markets in Knysna

Markets in Knysna

Knysna offers a plethora of markets to locals and visitors which are extremely well supported by visitors who come from far and wide to support these well organised events. From slow food to crafts, clothing and kiddies fun - there's something for the entire family.

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