Knysna the Beautiful Town

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In an effort to secure a safe 2014/15 holiday season for visitors and locals, Knysna Tourism is proud to introduce a trial period shuttle service to get you to and from your favourite restaurants and accommodation establishments. The service will operate between 18h00 and 23h00 from 15 December 2014 to 15 January 2015 and participating shuttles will have branding and will be safe road vehicles.

To make use of the service outside of the dedicated times, please ask your establishment manager to contact the group number to make relevant arrangements.

To use the service you will need a coupon. Please note: No coupon = No ride.


Coupons will be sold at all participating restaurants and accommodation establishments. Coupons are valid one way only and shuttles will not accept cash.


1. Buy your coupon from the relevant sales desks.

2. Just ask your restaurant or accommodation manager to order the service via the dedicated contact number available to them.

3. You may wait up to 30mins.


Shuttles will collect and drop-off within the green zone (Zone 1) at any establishment. Please make relevant arrangements for Zone 2, 3 and 4.


Only pay the restaurant, accommodation establishment or Knysna Tourism / Sedgefield Info Office for your coupon. No cash to be paid on the shuttle. Please report any branded shuttle asking a different fee or cash payment to shuttle@visitknysna.co.za or +27 (0)44 382 5510 (office hours).


Travel one way within any zone. Zones are clearly indicated and each one way coupon has a price tag.

All zones are calculated from Zone 1. If your travel requires you to pass Zone 1, two coupons will apply.

ZONE 1: R20.00
Upper Knysna, Knysna Central, Waterfront, Thesen Island and Main Road to Waterfront Drive (both ends)

ZONE 2: R40.00
Knysna Heights, Paradise, Simola, Welbedacht Lane, George Rex Drive, Leisure Isle, The Heads and Old Place.

ZONE 3: R60.00
Phantom Pass, Belvidere and Brenton.

ZONE 4: Arrange with shuttle
The outlying areas will not be serviced frequently, but can be arranged by the restaurant or accommodation manager. These rates will vary pending the amount of people and time of day. These areas include: Sedgefield, Rheenendal, Buffalo Bay, Harkerville and Plettenberg Bay.


ZONE 1, 2 and 3 might have a waiting time of up to 30mins. Please make timeous arrangements.


South African Police: 10111
General Emergencies (from mobile): 112
Ambulance: 10177
Knysna Police Station: 044 302 6608
Local Law Enforcement: 044 302 6551

Christmas & New Years Restaurants

Downloadable list on the right...

christmas and new years restaurants

Knysna Summer Fest

Tours PosterMitchell's Brewery is the leader in Micro Brewing in South Africa and we have decided to share this with the public in all aspects. We offer brewery tours with a deep insight into micro brewing and how beer is made. This is done with a step by step explanation on all the processes and equipment in the brewery, from milling the malt to packaging the final product. We then offer tastings of the seven different beers we have to offer and of coarse this entails a free draught of your favourite at the end.

Our BrewHouse also now offers a full dining menu with dishes ranging from baskets to Pub Style foods and salads and a merchandise store so that a memorabilia can be taken from the brewery to always remind you of the unique experience that the brewery offered.

We are pleased to announce that Mitchell's Brewery will be hosting a whole array of local talent from around the country over this December to January festive season. We are very fortunate to have one of the only lagoon side venues that can accommodate live music and our home built stage, using kegs and pallets, can be used for even your 5 piece bands including percussion.


We have also launched a new brand, the first stand alone brand from Mitchell's. The M50/50 Coastal Craft Blonde Ale.

Please find attached our December Line Up, Our Summer Festival Flyer, Brewery Tours Poster and M50/50 Coastal Craft posters.

Professional Master of Ceremonies for corporate or social events.

Knysna Art Route

The Knysna Art Route is the first stage in the process of reviving the festival
started by Dale and Janny Elliott under the auspices of the Knysna Arts
Society in the 90's.
This year will be a celebration of the visual fine arts with potters, painters,
woodworkers, photographers, and framers, all sharing their creativity. Special
trips to the townships, added to the exhibitions, demonstrations and other
happenings, make for a diverse and balanced program.
Investec Wealth & Investment have made this all possible. Not only have they
provided the financial backing for the entire project, but their staff have also
assisted in the planning and implementation. Their involvement and support
has given the event and the Art Society a much needed boost. We also thank
the Knysna Municipality and Tourism who have given us logistical support,
encouragement and advice.
As you journey on this art route, we invite you to share the creative enjoyment of
our many talented local artists. We trust you will enjoy their works as much as
they did in producing them.

There is something about solid wood furniture that appeals beyond the aesthetic. Combining functionality with unique grains, natural warmth and sturdy steadfastness, pieces like these are timeless and special.

Whether old and elegant, or new and contemporary, Fine Furniture in Knysna understands the allure of solid wood furniture and offers the option of both. Its elegant showroom not only boasts classic antiques, original art and collectors' items but also the Simply Pierre range of solid wood furniture from acclaimed Cape Town-based designer Pierre Cronjé.

Owned by indigenous timber merchants George and Jim Parkes, Fine Furniture represents the culmination of an industry in which they and their ancestors have been intricately a part for more than a century.