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The town of the Western Provinces, Knysna in South Africa is treasure hidden in the Garden Route. The Indian Ocean and magnificent ranges of Outeniqua Mountains surround the city of Knysna. Knysna can be referred to as the cultural hub with its amazing stopovers for art, adventure and cuisines. With the Knysna Lagoon at the centre of the town, the destination holds a number of attractions for your visit. Briefing the city attractions, tour in Knysna means you are surely about to get something exciting for the journey. Full of nature’s bliss, wildlife, adventure and the tempting zest of the authentic cuisines, Knysna houses a diverse culture and art. It’s not just the stunning serene, but the architecture and history that charm the travellers during the Knysna tour. Knysna being the part of Garden route is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa. The beautiful land with the abundance of wildlife, sightseeing and entertainment, Knysna has everything you need for a memorable tour. Depending on your preference the city offers thrilling activities like abseiling, kloofing, leisure tour as cruising and safari, to pick up as your top activity to try at Knysna.

Places To visit In Knysna

Knysna Lagoon

Opening between the two cliffs, Knysna lagoon offers an exquisite sight where the water surges through the slender cliff entrance. The lagoon is the chief attraction in Knysna that is popularly known to house the species of black oystercatcher, African fish eagle and Knysna woodpecker.

Buffalo Bay

The Buffalo Bay is one of the popular tourist attractions in Knysna that allow the tourist to enjoy boating, surfing and much more. Stretching to a distance of 14 km, this beach is a part of Goukamma Nature reserve.

Brenton on Sea’s

The Brenton Beach is enclosed by the Goukamma Nature Reserve with a rich population of fynbos. The high cliffs, whale and dolphin, fishes and golden sand of the beaches attracts major tourist to Knysna to enjoy the leisure walk along the seashores.

Featherbed Nature Reserve

The Featherbed Nature Reserve houses the endangered spices of antelopes that are not just preserved but they even bred there. The Nature Reserve offers the tourist a perfect day tour with cruise tour and hiking as some of the amazing activity at Knysna.

Knysna Elephant Park

The Knysna Elephant Park is surely the best place to explore in Knysna with its vast population of Elephants. The park houses the rescued elephants and is completely dedicated towards their welfare and growth in natural habitat.

Prince Alfred Pass

The Price Alfred Pass is a long mountain pass retching to 68 km with the magnificent view of Knysna City. The Price Alfred Pass is becoming a popular spot in Knysna for the tourist with its view covering the valleys, the mountains and the plateaus.

Knysna Golf Club

The popular spot in Knysna among the tourist and golf lovers, the Knysna Golf Club offers a unique experience of Golfing. The place is a home to the abundance of birdlife as the sea birds, forest birds, raptors and much more.

The Pledge Nature Reserve

The endemic wildlife, indigenous plants, the water streams and the wetlands make the Pledge Nature Reserve, a tourist spot in Knysna. The chains of hiking trails are adorned by the lush vegetation and benches make the hiking tour worth to try at the national reserve.

The Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary

Housing the species of 100 incredible and endemic African birdlife, the Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary attracts the tourist in Knysna to experience the vibrant ecosystem. The venture of some beautiful bird species and wildlife is spreading to hectors in the area.

Spitzkop viewpoint

The highest point is known in the city of Knysna, the Spitzkop viewpoint offers the gateway to exploring the panoramic beauty of nature. The hiking trails or a drive to the humpy land will lead to the best spot where one can enjoy a picnic and nature’s bliss.

Best Time To Visit Knysna

Falling in the Garden Route, Knysna experience the temperature similar to the best of the cities of the Western Cape provinces. The best time to explore Knysna can be picked from any month of the year depending upon the purpose and your enthusiast. The town has something to offer throughout the year so that you can plan your best trip to Knysna as per your desire.

From July to September, the winter season is the best time to explore Knysna. During the trip, you will surely experience winter activities like whale watching or hiking. This is the time when one can attend the Knysna festival that is organized in July. For the warm summer activities, November to March is the best time to visit Knysna. You can enjoy the water activities and beach tour during the excursion.

Things To Do In Knysna

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Champagne and oyster cruises

Don’t miss out the champagne and oyster cruises that offer the best experience during Knysna tour. The cruise offers you the magnificent sunsets and splendid landscape during the entire cruise while enjoying the authentic wine and snacks.

Scuba Dive at Knysna Lagoon

Swim with the tiny creatures, observe the marine life and discover the underground wonders of the Knysna Lagoon. The scuba dive at the lagoons will let you closely spot the colourful sponges, sea whips, basket stars, corals and much more.

Hiking Trails at Knysna

With a guided hiking tour, you can discover the natural habitat and different biomes with the diverse hiking tours at Knysna. The Forest walk, George Peak, Elephant walk, Garden of Eden and Sparrebosch Trail are some of the best hiking trails to enjoy.

The Knysna Scootours

The Knysna Scootours is enjoyed by most of the tourist at Knysna that takes them to a tour of the dense foresee, streams and the yellowwood vegetation. The tour on these non-motorized scooters offers an eco-friendly excursion of nature.

The Ferry trips

Cruising across the lagoons on the famed John Benn Cruise is the best activity to enjoy at Knysna. Explore the scenic beauty f the lagoons with a glimpse of Featherbed Nature Reserve, Leisure Island, Thesen Islands, and the Eastern and Western Heads.

Discovering the elephants

The Knysna Elephant Park known to be the famous attraction at Knysna is best to explore the community of African Elephants preserved at the reserve area. The tour is about observing the habitat, feeding and closely spotting the giants.

Day tour to Tsitsikamma

The day tour to Tsitsikamma is all about the tour to spot some of the most enthralling and entrancing wildlife. Lying near to the city of Knysna, the national park houses some of the indigenous wildlife, dense forest and ancient vegetation of the region.

Bird watching at Knysna

The Garden Route is best for spotting the birdlife during the tour to Knysna. The city holds the number of bird sanctuaries and nature reserve where the endangered species of bird can be spotted.

The cultural tour at Knysna

The Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Knysna Museum and Old Gaol Gallery and Leisure Isle Art Gallery exhibits the best art and culture dwelling at the city of Knysna since ages. During the Knysna, the tour makes sure you explore the pristine art with the cultural visit.

Food and nightlife at Knysna

Pick up the best bar and cafes in Knysna from the Thesen Isle that is known for being the ideal spot of sun downers and for its tempting menu. With the appetizing seafood and delighting eateries, tour to Knysna can be fun and engaging.

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How to Reach Knysna

Knysna, falling on the Garden Route is one of the most visited destinations in South Africa. Being the top on the traveller's list, the city of Knysna can be reached via flights and connecting flights from any part of the world.

Via Flight- The George airport connects the city of Knysna with the neighbouring cities and the rest of the world. Lying at the distance of 65 km, George is the nearest airports. George connects Knysna with OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg that is one of the busiest international airports.

The land- The National Highway N2 passes through the Knysna city connecting it with the major towns of South Africa. The George is the nearest connecting point between Knysna and other cities offer the suitable land route and trains for commuting.

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