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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Business accommodation in Knysna

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Overmeer Guest House

From R294 pps

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Set high on the hills overlooking the breathtaking Knysna estuary discover the heartfelt hospitality of Overmeer, only 2 km from the Waterfront and 9 km from the famous Knysna Heads. Here luxury, comf... Read More

Thesen islands

From R2500* unit

This modern home is one of a few situated on a private beach on the marina on Thesen Islands ,Knysna. This development has 24 hour security, and access control. Units comprise of a main bedroom, king... Read More

Head Over Hills Luxury Retreat

From R2900* unit

  • *****

Head over Hills is an exclusive retreat situated on the jagged edge of the famous rocky cliffs of the Knysna Heads. We offer you a unique and beautiful setting for the perfect breakaway. The luxury ac... Read More

Hilton Court Apartment 12

From R800* unit

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Self-catering 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in a Secure Complex located in Knysna Central. Fully furnished. Walking distance from Knysna Mall, Wimpy, Banks and most other amenities. Secure undergrou... Read More

Blue Room East

From R700* unit

The beautiful Knysna lagoon - a paradise! Thesens Island is one of the two islands in the Knysna Lagoon. The apartments are situated in the Thesens Harbour Town with shops and restaurants. Walk down t... Read More

2A on Erica

From R550 pps

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This spacious self-catering cottage lends itself to easy living for 2 couples or small family. 2A on Erica is nestled along a greenbelt of indigenous forest in Westhill. Guests can enjoy the tranqu... Read More

Falcons View Manor

From R640 pps

  • *****

With a welcoming and homely feel, the Manor house embraces you as you set foot inside. The interiors of Falcon's View Manor reflect a fresh interpretation of the past and present by adding ultra-moder... Read More

Lovemore Lodges Knysna

From R650 pps

Leisure Island is situated on the beautiful salt water lagoon in Knysna. There is a richness in nature and it is the birds, butterflies and sea creatures which make Greenhole Cottage and Tshayile Holi... Read More

Thesen Island Rentals

From R1950* unit

Lovely 2 bedroom en-suite beach cottage situated on Thesens Island. Perfect destination for kids with lovely playground and private lagoon beach. 24 Hour security, tennis courts and squash court. Walk... Read More

The Russel Hotel

From R950* unit

The Russel Hotel in Knysna is a 3-star hotel, which will suit leisure travelers and businessmen alike. We offer our guests a choice of 18 en-suite rooms. The marbled bathrooms offer shower-in-bath fac... Read More

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Knysna Reviews

Very sad for all the people affected by the horrific fires. But nothing can detract from the beautiful area. If it was possible I would move there tomorrow. Seems very safe lots of people out walking, running and biking. Shopping great, waterfront great and Leasure Island is just fantastic. Beautifully beach in view of the heads. People friendly and pet friendly. Lovely places to walk dogs. I will be back could have stayed for another two weeks. Stunning!!
- Colleen Purdon

We have always loved Knysna. Just very sad to see all the fire damage at the moment
- Shannon Hewetson

Could very easily relocate to Knysna.
- Melanie Dirkse

Love it, its my home towm
- Dustin November

The most beautiful place I have been to in my life, wish I was a resident!
- Wannita Vorster

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