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.