Famous for its annual oyster festival, Knysna has twice been voted South Africa's favourite small town. The shipwreck-prone Eastern and Western Heads are both popular sights, while along the spectacular coastline – all glittering sands and jutting crags – southern right whales, humpbacks and dolphins are all regular visitors. Elsewhere, Knysna Elephant Park is a popular place to interact with these relocated giants, and the excellent Featherbed Nature Reserve is rich with local flora and fauna. Meanwhile, back in the town itself, a pretty harbour sets the perfect scene for sunset drinks and delicious seafood dinners.
Top places to stay in Knysna
Located along the Garden Route, explore endless beaches and local markets in the one of the most picturesque regions of South Africa.
Set amidst treetops of an old, indigenous forest, the hideaway is adventurous and romantic, situated on the Garden Route between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Meet our Knysna experts
Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0797Meet the team