The heart of the breathtaking Garden Route, Knysna is set on a large lagoon surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes including lakes, rivers, mountains, beaches and forests. This beautiful town is a holiday playground for families who visit to enjoy adventure activities along the glorious coastline.
With its numerous shops, coffee bars, restaurants and choice of accommodation, Knysna’s waterfront is just as exciting, with a lively nightlife and various shops to explore. Knysna is also an ideal base from which to explore nearby nature reserves and renowned Garden Route golf courses.
Why we love Knysna holidays
The surrounding landscapes are diverse and play host to a variety of adventure sports.
Explore the endless lakes, rivers and estuaries in the Garden Route National Park.
View wildlife, including elephants in several nearby reserves and parks.
Discover the Knysna Heads, a geological wonder made up of two vast, colourful cliffs at the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon.
Attend the annual Knysna Oyster Festival and sample some of the town’s famous oysters.
Families love coming to Knysna on holiday, as do couples looking for a relaxing romantic getaway. Friends come to enjoy a variety of adventure sports, including kite surfing, mountain biking, sandboarding, scuba diving, paragliding and skydiving. Enjoy the best of the Garden Route on a Thompsons Holidays Knysna travel package in 2024. Book today.
Families love coming to Knysna on holiday, as do couples looking for a relaxing romantic break. Friends come to enjoy a variety of adventure sports, including kite surfing, mountain biking, sandboarding, scuba diving, paragliding and skydiving. Enjoy the best of the Garden Route on a holiday package.
Knysna is a great place for a holiday. It’s a unique town that nestles on the banks of the magnificent Knysna Lagoon and offers so many things to do for the whole family, from adventure activities to water sports, exploring on a hike, by scooter or mountain bike, going on safari to see a wide selection of wild animals, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. No wonder Knysna is such a popular holiday destination.
Things to do in Knysna
Enjoy snorkelling along the coast.
Go scuba diving at Knysna Heads.
Enjoy canoeing, waterskiing, stand up paddling and numerous other water sports.
Go on safari in Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, in nearby The Crags.
Go mountain biking through the fynbos.
Cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
Enjoy canoe water polo in the Knysna estuary.
Go whale watching past the Heads.
Cruise on the lagoon to see dolphins frolicking in the waves.
Sample delicious Knysna oysters.
Visit the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary.
Take a trip on a RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) on the Knysna Lagoon.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Knysna in the Garden Route. Book your activities ahead or find things to do while you’re there. Enjoy it all on a Knysna holiday package.
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