Knysna Waterfront

Getting to Knysna


The hub airport is George Airport (GRJ), which is a 1-hour drive from the centre of Knysna. George Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including FlySafair, Kulula and Mango. Popular direct flights to Knysna depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Another option is to fly to Port Elizabeth and drive to Knysna (270km), or Cape Town. The road distance between Capetown Airport (CPT) and Knysna is 472 km. Your accommodation establishment may offer airport shuttles from George, or you can book a private airport shuttle. Click here (link to airport shuttle listings) for a full list of service providers.


Knysna is easily accessible from Cape Town (500km) and Port Elizabeth (280km) via the N2 National Road. Situated in the middle of the Garden Route, Knysna’s neighbouring towns are George (60km) and Plettenberg Bay (35km), which are also accessible via the N2 National Road.