Knysna Accommodation

Knysna is situated on the Western Cape's Garden Route close to the Eastern Cape border and just before the town of Plettenberg Bay.

This coastal town is surrounded by dense forest,  an expansive lagoon and the surrounding areas are ideal for hiking and cycling or horse riding. The lagoon and beach areas provide a perfect space for almost any water sports or entertainment.

Knysna's port historically accommodated naval as well as commercial ships, until the installation of a railway made transportation of goods cheaper and easier. Visitors to Knysna can still ride the old steam train known as the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe from George to Knysna, whilst taking in the epic landscape of the Garden Route, before settling in to the many charming chalets or self-catering accommodation options around Knysna.

Throughout the year, Knysna facilitates a variety of events and festivals. These include:

The Oyster Festival
The Oyster Festival occurs in early July and includes a range of activities from sports events to nightly parties,  food and wine tastings, and the consumption of the vast amounts of oyster that are the festivals namesake.

The Forest Festival
The Forest Festival happens during the months of March and April and pays attention to the history of the town of Knysna. It focuses on the continued preservation of Knysna's forest areas.

Whale Watching
Whales can be seen calving along the Knysna coastline any time between June and December and is an attraction for many marine enthusiasts who frequent the area. During September, the flowering of Knysna's local fynbos provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy the picturesque, lush surroundings that the area is renowned for.

Nederburg Knysna Art Festival
During September the springtime, the Nederburg Knysna Arts festival gives local artists a chance to display their work to local and international visitors through exhibits of art, entertainment and literature.

Whether you are out for a relaxing holiday or trying to find some exercise or adventure, Knysna  provides a variety of options  for any visitor. The area is home to beautiful golf courses, a range of scenic trails accessible to cyclists, hikers and horse riders, an amazing assortment of cuisine and beverages to consume and an assortment of  hotels, backpackers or bed and breakfasts to suit any tastes or desire.

The surrounding areas of George, Wilderness and Oudtshoorn are within short travelling distance and provide further opportunities for entertainment such as the Train Museum in George or the Cango Caves in Oudshoorn.

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Estuary Rest
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Estuary Rest is a semi-luxury self-catering cottage for two with magnificent views across the Knysna estuary and through the famous Heads. Your home from home features a queen size bed, fully equip... More Info

Oyster Creek Lodge
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Spectacular Oyster Creek Lodge is strategically found nestling amongst the tall trees of the exclusive "The Point" suburb of South Africa's number one tourist destination, Knysna. Located between Port... More Info

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Abalone Lodges
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Overlooking the beautiful Knysna estuary and famous Knysna Heads, Abalone Lodges offers rustic yet luxurious accommodation. Only 5km from the town center and 4km from Leisure Isle beach. Sit back, rel... More Info

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Brenton Beach House
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If you are seeking relaxed yet refined bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Brenton Beach House can offer just that. A magnificent 4 star guest house in Knysna with a Cape Cod style accommodatio... More Info

PJ's Family Cottage
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PJ's Family Cottage is located in the foothills of Knysna, with stunning views of the world-famous Knysna heads and the surrounding river-valley. The cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommoda... More Info

Knysna Luxury Homes
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Here you will find your home away from home in The Beach House or Edgewater Cottage, two well appointed, luxuriously private family homes. Both of our properties offer direct access to the network ... More Info

The Homestead
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Ideally located close to Knysna's two golf courses (Knysna Golf Course and Pezula) in the leafy and picturesque suburb of Hunter's Home. Situated on the same property as the original farmhouse of Hunt... More Info

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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
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"Space-Exclusivity & Style" Situated in the town of Knysna, to many considered the heart of the Garden Route. Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town, on a hill fittingly called "Paradise" o... More Info

The Knysna River Club
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Situated on the water's edge of the Knysna Lagoon, our resort is a private enclave of charming four star self-catering log chalets in the heart of the Garden Route. Lagoon chalets offer spectacular... More Info

Summer Place 9
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Your number one choice would be the luxurious, tastefully decorated, truly value for money holiday flat at Summer Place, Knysna. Summer Place is very conveniently situated in safe surroundings, withi... More Info

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Knysna Reviews

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Knysna , Greatest place to be for a Holiday
- Cele Maart

Knysna
Great place, lots to do and see
- Ray Hulme

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Beautiful scenery, tranquility, coming back to see more
- Gouwa Malgas

Knysna
Very interesting place with many good restaurants, but pricey. Beautiful views.
- Colin And Linda Mccall-Peat

Knysna
I lived there and continue to visit! Great place for a holiday!! but not to live ..
- Iain Smith