One of the most popular towns of the scenic Garden Route, Knysna is a charming holiday town which draws both tourists and locals alike. With the Knysna lagoon and the spectacular Knysna Heads as a backdrop and surrounded by lush forests, indigenous Yellowwood trees and a few secluded coves and beaches, Knysna offers a myriad of activities to enjoy.
Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating and canoeing on the lagoon and a lagoon cruise and trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve is well worth a visit. The lagoon is also a sanctuary for the rare Knysna Seahorse which breeds in the estuary. For outdoor enthusiasts everything from hiking to mountain biking can be enjoyed.
Another Knysna speciality are oysters that can be enjoyed at a variety of excellent restaurants in and around town or at the popular Knysna Quays. Clothing boutiques, art galleries and local crafts line the main street, and after a few hours of shopping and browsing visitors can sit back and relax at one of the many coffee shops or cafes.