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  • Knysna Extreme Triathlon
    • Starting date Sat 24 November 2018
    • Ending date Sat 24 November 2018
    • Entry Fee R
    • Venue Knysna
    • Contact Person Sean Sandiford
    • Contact Number 073 613 2984
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Rotary Knysna SPLASH Festival
    • Starting date Sat 29 December 2018
    • Ending date Sat 29 December 2018
    • Entry Fee R25 - R300
    • Venue Knysna Waterfront
    • Contact Person Andrew Finn
    • Contact Number 082 556 4604
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Welcome to Knysna

Knysna Tourism is the official tourism body in Knysna and is mandated by the Knysna Municipality to market Greater Knysna as a holiday destination.

The office, together with its satellite office in Sedgefield, can help you plan your getaway to the heart of the Garden Route.

  • We are a one stop shop for information about things to do in Knysna and surrounding areas
  • We provide a booking service for activities, restaurants, and accommodation establishments in the area
  • Our office can also assist you with timetables for shuttle services and Intercape busses
  • Visitors can buy local art & crafts which are on display in our office
  • We provide information about upcoming festivals & events
  • Our knowledgeable visitor centre staff have loads of general travel information for tourists

Top 10 things to do in Greater Knysna

  1. Cruise the lagoon on a ferry, inflatable boat, yacht or kayak
  2. Explore the indigenous forests by foot, mountain bike, non-motorised scooter or jeep
  3. Enjoy the rush of adventure activities including whale watching, surfing, paragliding and bungee jumping
  4. Indulge in local food and craft beer at numerous restaurants and markets
  5. Play golf on three world-class courses
  6. Participate in exciting annual festivals and events
  7. Get up close to elephants and other animals at numerous wildlife sanctuaries
  8. Soak up the sun on a pristine beach in Sedgefield, Buffalo Bay or Brenton-on-Sea
  9. Learn about the rich culture and history of the area on a guided walk or tour
  10. Book a community tourism experience for a home-stay or township tour



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Direct to you from the Knysna Tourism Youtube Channel

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    KNYSNA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS Although Knysna has seen its fair share of forest fires and devastation in the past 18 months – the good news is that Knysna is Open for Business as usual. The fires which were mainly located in the rural areas have been mostly extinguished and the area is being monitored thanks to the untiring work and dedication of the various firefighting crews. Depending on the wind you may experience a bit of smoke particularly in the mornings. This is from a saw dust mound at the Geelhoutvlei Timber sawmills that may still be smoldering. Please be assured that this is also being monitored on a continual basis. Knysna Tourism welcomes visitors from near and far to enjoy all the activities,…
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