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  • Knysna Extreme Triathlon
    • Starting date Sat 23 November 2019
    • Ending date Sun 24 November 2019
    • Entry Fee R
    • Venue Knysna
    • Contact Person Sean Sandiford
    • Contact Number 073 613 2984
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 7Passes MTB 2019
    • Starting date Sat 30 November 2019
    • Ending date Sat 30 November 2019
    • Entry Fee R
    • Venue George to Knysna
    • Contact Person Patric Mostert
    • Contact Number 078 460 3383
    • Contact Email -
  • Eden Kite Festival
    • Starting date Sun 15 December 2019
    • Ending date Mon 16 December 2019
    • Entry Fee TBC
    • Venue Knysna High School Sport field
    • Contact Person Eden Kite Festival
    • Contact Number 082 046 0463
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Welcome to Knysna

Situated in the Western Cape of South Africa in the heart of the world famous Garden Route, Knysna is a quaint town located on the edge of a vast estuary which flows into the Indian Ocean through two giant sandstone heads.

Knysna is easily accessible by air or road with the closest airports in George - 70 km, Port Elizabeth - 260 km and Cape Town - 500km away.

Top 10 things to do in Greater Knysna

1. Mountain bike, walk or run in our magnificent indigenous forests and nature reserves
2. Spend a day on the beach and discover our beautiful coastline.
3. Enjoy the Knysna Estuary by boat, ferry, yacht, kayak or SUP.
4. Visit Thesen Island : discover its timber history and view the Knysna Seahorse
5. Play a round of golf at one of magnificent 18-hole courses
6. Take the family to the Knysna Elephant Park
7. A must do is a visit to one of our many local markets
8. Relax and enjoy sundowners and food at one of our many eateries
9. Experience the many cultures, art and heritage of the Greater Knysna area
10. Feel the environment of health, wellness and wellbeing.




Direct to you from the Knysna Tourism Youtube Channel

  • Save the date for the 2020 Karoo to Coast
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    Save the date for the 2020 Karoo to Coast The 2020 date is set for South Africa’s favourite single day mountain bike event: 20 September. Heading into the 22nd edition the Karoo to Coast promises to be as challenging, rewarding and fun as ever – when 4 500 riders take on the route from Uniondale to Knysna. The 96 kilometre long course, which crosses the old wagon trail out of Uniondale before joining the famous Prince Alfred’s Pass through the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna, features 1 560 meters of climbing – but more importantly 2 300 meters of descending from the Karoo to the coast. The route snakes through four distinct biomes and offers stunning mountain vistas of a region seldom traversed by anyone but locals and adventure motorcyclists. Entries to the…
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