A selection of awesome things to do in and around Knysna

About Knysna

Knysna is a quaint town in the Western Cape of South Africa in the heart of the beautiful Garden Route. It lies on the edge of a vast estuary which flows into the Indian Ocean through two giant sandstone heads. The Knysna Heads offers breathtaking views.

Our Knysna Highlights Tour, incorporates the Knysna Heads, a ferry trip on the Knysna lagoon as well as a tour to the local township.

Knysna boasts lush forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches, providing many leisure and outdoor activities. The protected marine reserve is home to the Knysna seahorse and more than 200 species of fish.

Knysna has quite a selection of things to do – For animal lovers, you can get up and close to the gentle giants at the Knysna Elephant Park. Enjoy our Animal Encounter Experience where we visit the Knysna Elephant Park. It is rumoured that three elephants still roam the forests of Knysna. The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to care for orphaned African elephants. They have cared for and raised more than forty elephants.

The town offers many charming qualities suitable for anyone, with its small boutiques, craft shops, galleries, flea-markets and cosy café’s as well as a host of different restaurants to choose from.



Knysna Full Day Excursion


Let us take you on a full day Knysna Highlights tour where we will show you some of the top sites of Knysna. 

Tour includes trip to Knysna Heads, a Township Tour, Knysna Waterfront and a ferry trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.


Animal Encounter Experience


The price quoted is for 2 people and includes a driver and guide with visit to the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani.

Knysna activities

These are a few activities / things to do in and around Knysna. Guided excursions to any of these outings in Knysna can be arranged. Let us know which activities you would be interested in when sending us an enquiry and we can do all the bookings for you – creating your ultimate itinerary. Which means, you have one phone call and one payment to make, and we do the rest.

Other activities along the Garden Route

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