There are many exciting Knysna activities to enjoy, from sailing to mountain biking, golfing to Whale and Dolphin watching. The hosts of Hide-Away Guest House offer advice for the best Knysna holiday in the Garden Route.
At Hide-Away Guest House, guests on a Knysna holiday can simply relax around the pool with a good book and soak up the peaceful surroundings in between sightseeing. There is also a mini gym for guests to use. The town is a short walk away for shopping and sidewalk cafes and the Knysna Waterfront. For a choice of selected dining options, the guest house has a list of recommendations.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape a fun filled and exciting destination. The location of the town lends itself to a host of fantastic activities in nature, on the water or at the beach.
Activities in Knysna and on the Garden Route
Excellent golf in Knysna - Simola, Pezula Championship Course and Knysna Golf Club.
The Knysna Heads - This is just the place for great walks and panoramic views of the town and Lagoon.
The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe - All aboard! This unique steam train runs between the towns of George and Mossel Bay.
Lagoon ferry - For a great way to see the Knysna Heads and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
Whale and Dolphin Watching - A local operator offers guests an ocean safari out of nearby Plettenberg Bay.
Adventure - Garden Route canoeing, abseiling, kloofing and cycling can be arranged.
Cycling and Mountain Biking - A cyclists dream, Knysna hosts many events year round - great routes for all ages.
Boating and sailing - On the Lagoon and out to sea.
Sanctuaries and Wildlife
Monkeyland (The Craggs - Plettenberg Bay) is a unique primate sanctuary. Elephant Sanctuary (Plettenberg Bay) is a safe haven for rescued Elephants. Knysna Elephant Park hosts the last Knysna Elephant, and others rescued from culls. Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (Plettenberg Bay) is a unique wildcat experience.