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  • Knysna Timber Festival
    • Starting date Fri 05 October 2018
    • Ending date Sun 07 October 2018
    • Entry Fee R20
    • Venue Timber Village
    • Contact Person Picca
    • Contact Number 082 571 2462
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 6th Knysna Antique & Classic Boat show
    • Starting date Sat 06 October 2018
    • Ending date Sat 06 October 2018
    • Entry Fee N/A
    • Venue Thesen Isands
    • Contact Person Cameron Searle
    • Contact Number 076 680 8788
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Eden Kite Festival
    • Starting date Sun 21 October 2018
    • Ending date Sun 21 October 2018
    • Entry Fee TBC
    • Venue Eden Lawns - Sedgefield
    • Contact Person Keith Mould
    • Contact Number 083 679 4039
    • Contact Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Welcome to Knysna

Knysna Tourism 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

  • Tourism Month in Knysna
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    Tourism Month in Knysna September is International Tourism month with this year’s global theme being “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”. With this theme in mind The Greater Knysna Tourism Information Office will be running a mobile Photographic and videography competition for locals that will call for the community to show their favorite local experiences and locations and in the process help with promoting our beautiful destination and our town’s economy. There are three different categories to choose from: Adventure and Activities in Greater Knysna - mobile photograph Food and Culture - mobile photograph Or a short Mobile film representing the Greater Knysna area The best short films will be combined creating a video showing the world the paradise we live in. These will focus…
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