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in knysna

  • SA National Parks Week
    • Starting date Sun 08 September 2019
    • Ending date Sun 15 September 2019
    • Entry Fee Free for South African Citizens
    • Venue Garden Route National Park
    • Contact Person SAN Parks
    • Contact Number 044 302 5642 / 044 877 0046/1196 / 042 281 1607
    • Contact Email -
  • Spring Clean Greater Knysna
    • Starting date Sat 21 September 2019
    • Ending date Sat 21 September 2019
    • Entry Fee R
    • Venue Knysna
    • Contact Person Ocean Odyssey Knysna
    • Contact Number +27 (0)44 382 0321
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • BUCO Lions Karoo to Coast MTB Challenge
    • Starting date Sun 22 September 2019
    • Ending date Sun 22 September 2019
    • Entry Fee R630
    • Venue Uniondale to Knysna
    • Contact Person Zandile Meneses
    • Contact Number 082 851 3622
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Welcome to Knysna

Visit Knysna 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

  • Twitter chat: #NaturallyKnysna (Wed, 11 Sept 2019)
    Written by
    Twitter chat: #NaturallyKnysna (Wed, 11 Sept 2019) Have you experienced the Greater Knysna Area? Tell us about your experience by answering the following questions on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 between 09:00 and 10:00.   Q1.       Have you experienced the Knysna Forest? Was it a hike, mountain biking or just a fun day with family?  Share your impressions with #NaturallyKnysna via @visitknysna   Q2.       What was your most memorable experience(s) of the Greater Knysna area? Share a photograph with #VisitKnysna via @visitknysna Q3.       What events / festivals have you participated in / attended in the Greater Knysna area and share some details of your experience(s). Share a photograph with #NaturallyKnysna via @visitknysna Q4.       Which is your favourite eatery / culinary experience and why? Share a photograph #NaturallyKnysna via @visitknysna Q5.       What do you prefer: beach, bush or arts & culture? Share a photograph…
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