Overview

Knysna has an unspoilt natural setting and emerges as a vibrant mini-metropolis. It offers an array of unforgettable experiences. Knysna lies at the end of the Garden Route, which grew around an extensive lagoon of the same name. Tourists can access Knysna easily by driving on the N2 highway from Cape Town. Knysna offers the best of South Africa’s varied cultures, from waterfront shops to grassroots community living. South of Knysna is the Buffalo Bay beach, which is popular for surfers and sun-lovers. Further south is Sedgefield which is the perfect family destination. Knysna has a climate similar to typically Mediterranean Maritime climate. During summer the average maximum temperature is 25 degrees and in winter the temperature ranges between 16 and 17 degrees. Beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers provide tourists an opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventure. The town offers craft shops, flea-markets and cosy cafés. Knysna is home to the only forest elephant in South Africa.

Top Accommodation ‐ Knysna

Pezula Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

The Pezula Hotel is located on the Eastern Head of Knysna on the exquisite coastline of the Garden Route of South Africa. Set on a stunning 1,000 ha estate known for its secluded beach, sweeping fynbos landscapes and ancient indigenous forests, the Pezula Resort takes your breath away with views over the Indian Ocean, Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains.

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Kanonkop House

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Kanonkop House is a 5 star guest house offering indulgent comfort and gracious hospitality situated just outside of central Knysna with views overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and stretching all the way to the Famous Knysna Heads. The grounds at Kanonkop House include a swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace, and bar.

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Simola Hotel

Garden Route, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Simola Golf & Country Estate is approximately 500 km drive from Cape Town or 250 km drive from Port Elizabeth. Country Club & Spa welcomes guest to make them feel at home and relaxed whilst enjoying the luxury of beautifully-designed facilities. Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa is perfectly suited to independent travellers, tour groups, and business travellers alike.

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Top Golf Courses ‐ Knysna

Pezula Golf Course

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6394 metres 6992 yards
  • DesignerDavid Dale

The area known as the East Heads has become the site of 18 spectacular championship holes of golf at Pezula and 250 hectares of well-planned residential properties and natural fynbos growth.

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Simola Golf Course

Garden Route, South Africa
  • Par72
  • DesignerJack Nicklaus

Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-inspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. It's also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden Route, reflecting the maestro's philosophy of attuning the layout and design to the natural lie of the land. The course offers challenging and rewarding golf amidst spectacular scenery.

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