Found in the heart of the Garden Route, beautiful Knysna is famous for its stunning lagoon setting and friendly small town vibe. There's plenty to discover with lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches cosily bundled into one area.
The Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads (two large rocky points rising from the sea) are this destination's defining features. The eastern Head is a luxury residential area while the western Head is home to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Reached by a boat trip across the lagoon, explore the reserve's dense forest for the chance to see rare Blue duiker. The Knysna Elephant Park is another main draw in the area, with the chance to meet and feed one of the gentle giants. There are plenty of other opportunities for outdoor adventure as well, with golf, hiking and mountain biking also on offer.
Waterfront boutique hotels and owner managed guesthouses add to this destination's homely appeal, with personalised service and comfortable accommodation to be expected from holidays to Knysna. To get in touch with the people, and Knysna itself, the quaint cafés and craft shops are a good place to start: this is a pretty place with friendly appeal.
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