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Adventure, Sport & Recreation

Adventure, Sport & Recreation

If you are in the mood for adventure, why not try one of the walks at Knysna’s geographical landmarks; the Heads? Accessible only by boat (or kayak!), Featherbed Nature Reserve is a glorious escape from Main Road Knysna. It’s an amazing opportunity to see and photograph Knysna from a different view point. Why not take the opportunity while you’re there to walk the coastal forest trail down to the ancient caves where the Khoi-San people originally settled? A guide will talk you through the history of the ancient settlers as well as give you information about the fauna and flora of the area.

If professional sports are more your thing, join the Cape Argus Cycle Race that happens every year in June/July. The routes vary in difficulty (from easy to PRO) and all trails pass through the Knysna Forest. There is also the Pick ‘n Pay Women’s Walk (walk for Breast Cancer Awareness) that is joined by hundreds of men, women and children each year. The walk is only 5km and is not timed, giving walkers the opportunity to take in the sites of Knysna en route.

It just so happens to be that Knysna has some of the top-class Golf Clubs in Southern Africa. The closest to Main Road Knysna is the Knysna Golf Club, Pezula Championship Golf Course and the Simola Golf and Country Estate. Internationally renowned for their quality, outstanding views and prestige the courses are immaculately kept and will afford you a great day out. 

Adventure, Sport & Recreation

Knysna Segway Tours is a combined green technology, sustainable and eco-friendly. Experience a unique and fun activity in Knysna for the whole family. We operate in the Greater Knysna Area with stunning views overlooking the Knysna Estuary.

Tel:+27 (0)84 358 5577
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www.knysnasegwaytours.co.za
TOURS:Guided Segway Tours
WHERE: Knysna

Tidal Loops Fly Fishing and Guiding Service, targeting tidal estuary species from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay.

Join us for adventure at Knysna Cycle Works . Hire a bike from us , take one of our cycling clinics or join us for outrides . We will cycle with you and service your bikes with a smile

Jacques Brink
0443825153
0833277202
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www.knysnacycles.co.za

Fly as a passenger on a tandem paragliding flight;or join a license course;predictable weather,great training slopes+expert instructors,all make this one of the safest and best places to learn fly!SAHPA registered instructors,Jan and Khobi,offer the perfect mix of knowledge,experience+adventure

The section provides for everyone, from old and youth, to the fit and physically disabled. Stop at Garden of Eden and learn the marked indigenous trees by name as you stroll the forest on a comfortable 800m boardwalk. Picnic, water and ablution facilities are available. The facility is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, on the N2.

Route: Most of the trail follows fairly easy contours in the indigenous forest and plantation. It is enhanced by winding single-track slip-paths, shady plantation and indigenous forest roads offering a regular bird's eye view of the surrounding area. It is a moderate ride with the exception of a steep 4km climb. A quality ride not requiring advanced technical skills.

Yellow Route

Route: Beautiful views. Ride through indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations.

Green Route
Route: An easy introductory route for novice riders and families through Pine plantations and pockets of indigenous forest as well as some open fynbos offering views of the farming area below with glimpses of the sea in the distance.

Petrus-se-Brand Cycle Route

Route: Beautiful views. Ride through pristine indigenous forest, small sections of fynbos and plantations. Low water bridge crossings.
Trail Type: Jeep tracks, single track and logging roads.

Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-enspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. It's also the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden Route, reflecting the maestro's philosophy of attuning the layout and design to the natural lie of the land.

SPORT: Golf
WHERE: Knysna
Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 9600
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www.simola.co.za

A Unique Way to Experience the Knysna Forest! Enjoy an exhilarating downhill on the Monster Mountain Scooters. Descent through indigenous forest on single track, sweepy bends and Jeep tracks.

Tel:+27 (0) 79 148 3751
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www.scootours.co.za
RECREATION: Scooter Tours
WHERE: Thesen Island, Knysna

Imagine a secret place off the beaten track, where endless trails snake their way through ancient forests. Woodedgiants stand guard over the singletracks as they fly through streams, shady fern glades and forest tunnels. The secret Knysna singletracks that are always spoken of but never seen.

Tel:+27 (0)82 802 8103
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http://www.gardenroutetrailpark.com
TRAIL PARK
WHERE: Barrington

Blackwaters River Lodge Mashie Golf Course is tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River, half way between Knysna and Sedgefield. A very challenging 18-hole mashie (pitch & putt).

Tel:+27 (0) 44 383 0105
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www.blackwaters.co.za
SPORT: Golf
WHERE: Knysna

Looking for Quality paragliding in South Africa including courses and breath-taking tandem flights? Join us for limitless adventure in the skies of South Africa's Garden Route.

Tel:+27 (0) 72 199 0622
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www.dolphinparagliding.co.za
RECREATION: Paraglyding
WHERE: Brenton

These deep sea fishing trips are a must do for all fishing enthusiasts when visiting Knysna. All fishing equipment and bait is supplied, you just bring a snack lunch and refreshments and you get to keep your catch if you so choose!

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 3600
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www.boatingadventures.co.za
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna

Inspired by the love for yachting, local Maritime history and the modernisation of its representation.
Experience start sailing adventures, competent crew courses, accredited radio telephony, day skipper and coastal skipper courses, and coastal mileage building passages arranged along the Garden Route coastline. Opportunities for career development, knowledge tourism and promoting a yachting community.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 3400
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www.southernyachting.co.za
RECREATION: Sailing
WHERE: Knysna

The catamaran yacht, 'Heads Explorer', is for the adventurous and romantic, creating yet another unforgettable experience, sailing on the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads and beyond.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 1693
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www.knysnafeatherbed.com
RECREATION: Sailing
WHERE: Knysna

Knysna is one of the most romantic spots you will ever encounter and to make it even more special you can now join a honeymoon cruise at sunset through the knysna lagoon with exquisite views of the Knysna Heads. Sit back and enjoy wine and oysters.

Tel:+27 (0) 82 892 0469
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www.knysnacharters.com
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna

Hop aboard and enjoy a relaxing cruise with magnificent views of the Knysna Heads and trip around the glorious lagoon and an insight into the bird species and marine life that grace the area.

The boat trip is around 75 minutes and is bound to be one.

Tel:+27 (0) 82 892 0469
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www.knysnacharters.com
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R250pp & Children from 3-12: R80

What could be better than a cruise, wine and oysters all in the very beautiful Knysna lagoon? Have you ever tucked into a fresh Oyster? No?Intrigued to try? Or maybe you have but want to learn more? Well this is the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Tel:+27 (0) 82 892 0469
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www.knysnacharters.com
TOUR: Oyster Tour
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R470pp & Children from 3-12: R120

Affordable, fun and satisfaction guaranteed! Hire a kayak, take your time, and head off to explore the beautiful Knysna Lagoon on your own schedule. Paddle out onto the lagoon, stop at a beach along the way, and enjoy the wonderful sunshine!

Tel:+27 (0) 82 892 0469
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www.knysnacharters.com
RECREATION: Kayaking
WHERE: Knysna

Keen to learn more about the very famous Oyster and perhaps even try a few fresh ones? This 'hands on' Oyster experience will teach you all about this famous delicacy, allowing you to learn the shucking process and open your very own Oyster to taste.

Tel:+27 (0) 82 892 0469
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www.knysnacharters.com
RECREATION: Oyster Experience
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R110pp & Children: R55

Knysna RIB Adventures offers a safe, enjoyable, high speed boat trip through the famous Knysna Heads, exploring the caves and special spots outside the Heads, before doing a high speed, exhilarating trip through the Knysna Estuarine.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 0659
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www.knysnaribadventures.co.za
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna
Cost: R500pp

For an adventure experience you will want do do again and again, sandboarding is the perfect trip for enjoying a good day out with friends and family.

Tel:+27 (0) 72 474 0210
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www.duneadventures.co.za
RECREATION: Sand Boarding
WHERE: Brenton on Sea

Enjoy the atmosphere of the African sunset onboard a Knysna Charters Sunset Cruise. Be entertained by both local history and viewing amazing bird and marine life, whilst on a leisurely cruise.
The cruise includes complimentary wine and three oysters.

Tel:+27 (0) 82 892 0469
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www.knysnacharters.com
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R370pp & Children from 3-12: R120

Ocean Odyssey is the official whale watching permit holder and the only vessel allowed to approach whales in the Knysna area.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 0321
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www.oceanodyssey.co.za
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna

The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole golf course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of GolfPlan USA, offers visitors who wish to play the ultimate golf course in Knysna, an unsurpassed golf experience, and rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 302 5320
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www.pezulagolf.com
SPORT: Golf
WHERE: Knysna

Situated in the heart of "Ostrich Country" and only 6km from Oudtshoorn, Safari has been in operation since 1956.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 272 7312
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www.safariostrich.co.za
RECREATION: Ostrich Safari
WHERE: Oudtshoorn

Springtide Charters is a well known sailing charter company in Knysna that offers a range of options to suit every occasion.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 0321
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www.springtide.co.za
RECREATION: Sailing
WHERE: Knysna

The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon.One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 1693
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www.knysnafeatherbed.com
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R150pp & Children ages 4-15: R70

The Paddle Cruiser is South Africa's only paddle-driven vessel, offering a unique and unforgettable experience on the Knysna Lagoon.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 1693
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www.knysnafeatherbed.com
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna

This is a fun and adventurous cruise to and INTO the Knysna Heads between the cliffs (ocean conditions permitting), visiting Otter Cove, Island Rock and passing the beachcomber caves.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 16930
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www.knysnafeatherbed.com
RECREATION: Boating
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R100pp & Children 4-15: R55

Nestled on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon and close to the Heads, the Knysna Golf Club's 18-hole course meanders through tidal pools and between magnificent indigenous trees.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 384 1150
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www.knysnagolfclub.com
GOLF COURSE: 18 Holes
WHERE: Knysna
COST: R450pp

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