Garden Route Trail Park

Knysna Beyond the beach

Although our beaches have been closed by President Ramaphosa from 15 December 2020 to 3 January 2021, the greater Knysna area is very fortunate in that there are so many more activities for everyone to discover…..

Estuaries, lagoons, lakes and rivers are OPEN ...

Paddle on the Goukamma River, “>SUP on the Swartvlei Lagoon or kayak across the Knysna Lagoon. With so many reputable boat operators on the Knysna Lagoon, you can also go sailing, cruising or exploring.

Knysna RIB Adventures

Indigenous forests , nature reserves and hiking trails are OPEN ...

Jubilee Creek, Woodcutter’s Walk, Dalene Matthee: Circles in the Forest, Diepwalle Forest, Big Tree, Goukamma Nature Reserve, Elephant Walks, Spitskop Viewpoint, Valley of the Ferns, Pledge Nature Reserve: these are but some of the places you can walk, run or just enjoy some quality family time in the outdoors.

Hiking in the Knysna Forest

Garden Route Trail Park and other cycling routes are OPEN ...

Breathe in the fresh air whilst being exhilarated on your bicycle on the endless trails in the surrounding forests. Your children can enjoy the exciting pump tracks at the Garden Route Trail Park in Barrington and The Farm on Simola Hill.

Adventure experiences and leisure activities are OPEN ...

For the adrenalin junkies, challenge your friends to one of the following: Knysna Ziplines, Scootours, Paragliding, Gyrocopter, horse riding or quad biking. For a more leisurely pace, meet the herd at the Knysna Elephant Park (link to meet and African elephant) and walk with them through the forest. Enjoy a round of golf at your choice 18-hole or, for family fun, a 9-hole course in Goukamma or Sedgefield. Fishing, with official and relevant permits, is allowed along the coastline, whilst bass and carp fishing can be enjoyed on the Groenvlei Lake. Motor enthusiasts also have options.

Art galleries, craft stores and pop-up shops are OPEN ...

Visit one of the many art galleries. Explore this season’s pop-up shops such as The Exhibition, showcasing fine art, furniture and glass; Doll and Amulet Pop Up Shop with clothing jewellery and accessories. Or shop at one of the many malls, craft and curio shops for some locally made products.

Knysna Fine Art

Cultural tours and historical walks are OPEN ...

Knysna abounds with history and culture. Book a guided tour with one of our many local tourist guides or follow the Thesen Island heritage walking-tour or Rooted in Time, with downloadable maps.

The gin distillery and craft beer breweries are OPEN ...

Sip sundowners of local craft beers and gin. These can be enjoyed at one of our many eateries or sunset locations. Sit back, relax and unwind…..

Knysna restaurants

Markets, restaurants, coffee shops and other eateries are OPEN …

Support our local businesses, enjoy the open air as you savour varied food options at our many eateries.

Remember to social distance.

Still, Naturally the Greatest Place this Summer!

Don’t take a holiday from staying safe: play your part!