Humidity: 93%

Wind: 14.48 km/h

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Visitor Essentials

Even though Knysna is the most temperate place in Southern Africa one must always be prepared for a change in weather. It is not uncommon to have four seasons in a day. For your trip to the beach, make sure you have a hat and sun cream, but also a wind breaker and keep an umbrella in the boot of your car just in case of a sudden downpour.

Visitors Information Centre

Lost for choice? Head over to Knysna Tourism situated on the Main Road/N2, opposite the Mall. Conveniently located and with professional service, you will find any information you are looking for. Information is categorised and you can browse at your leisure the wide range of pamphlets, taking your pick at what suits your fancy. If you would prefer that a certified guide takes you on your journey, Knysna Tourism will be able to accommodate you. In fact, they will be able to accommodate almost anything you need. From babysitters to foreign language guides, Knysna Tourism will attempt to make your visit as comfortable and memorable as possible.

Getting to Knysna

You have a variety of options for getting to Knysna. Recently the Plettenburg Bay airport has re-opened and flights with CemAir take off from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Be sure to book in advance if you would like to take this option as CemAir is the only airline to fly to and from Plettenburg Bay. Once you have landed, take a shuttle to Knysna (about 35km), or pre-book with your hotel or Guesthouse to arrange a convenient pick-up.

George Airport is a little further away but offers a wider range of airlines. The journey from George to Knysna will take you just over an hour by car. At the airport, you will be able to hire a car or book in advance for a shuttle to pick you up.

If you would like to drive into Knysna from Cape Town, there are various ways you can do so. The most conventional route is the N2, passing vineyards on your way down gives you a great opportunity to buy some local crafts and stock up on a few bottle of wine. Another way to drive into Knysna from Cape Town is to drive the famous Route 62. The road is much quieter and there are many places that you can stop on the way through. Have a delightful coffee in a rustic town or spend a few hours in a natural hot spring. The trip from Cape Town will take you just over 6 hours, a relatively short distance in our expansive country. Knysna is also a stop on the national bus route. There are many bus companies that can take you from any destination of South Africa to Knysna.