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The Green Hole

This is an absolute haven for the little ones and offers a safe and fun setting to spend the day. Water sports abound; rent a canoe, go boogie-boarding, or simply splash around the water’s edge. It’s best to check when the tide is high; the Green Hole is situated on the Knysna Lagoon and so the setting changes with the tides.

HOURS: Everyday
WHERE: Leisure Isle, Knysna

At high tide there will be little or no beach to sit on; if that’s the case there are green lawns just above the water’s edge. Although there are benches provided, it often gets very busy here (especially on weekends), so take a fold-out table and a couple of deck-chairs.

There are braai (BBQ) facilities here and families gather from all over Knysna to this very popular destination. The water is usually warmer than on Bollards Bay and is oftentimes protected from the wind on a windy day. At low tide, you will be able to cross over the Lagoon and walk to the Heads. This is a fun activity for the whole family- you may even be able to spot the illusive Pansy Shell; a rare and beautiful emblem of the Knysna Lagoon.

Getting there is easy. From the N2, take a right onto George Rex Drive and continue for about 4km until you see a sign for Leisure Isle. Take that right and when you get to the security hut turn right again and drive for about 500m. There are both parking facilities and bathrooms.