With the largest forest canopy in Southern Africa, Knysna, Garden Route is the home of the forest elephant in South Africa. Spectacular fynbos, beaches and lakes also make this holiday destination hard to match.
To explore the wonders of this picturesque coastline and wonderful attractions, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa is the perfect base. The quaint town caters for all types of visitors, from adventure and sports enthusiasts to gourmet food lovers on a relaxing break. Families have endless activities to enjoy on or off the water. Shopping enthusiasts can find a huge variety of art and craft as well as lifestyle shopping outlets.
A temperate climate makes Knysna an excellent all-year round destination. Summer temperatures average 27 degrees C (80.6 degrees F). Winter average is 14 degrees C (57.2 degrees F) in the daytime.
Map and Directions to Hide-Away Guest House, Knysna, Garden Route
The airport in George offers a range of daily flight options with airlines providing services from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
The maximum speed limit in South Africa is 120km (75 miles) per hour. Please allow about 1 hour per 100km (62 miles) for your journey. Cape Town to Knysna – 479km (298 miles) Port Elizabeth to Knysna – 231km (144 miles)
Coming from Cape Town / George
N2 to Knysna from Cape Town. On approaching Knysna, after the turn off to Brenton-on-Sea, you will cross a bridge over the lagoon (referred to as the “white bridge”). Travel approx. 6 kms, passing through 2 sets of traffic lights, i.e. intersections of N2 and Welbedacht Road and Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) respectively. After the N2/Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) main intersection, take second turning left into Albatross Street. Turn immediately left after 1 (ONE) meter. Do NOT travel up Albatross Street. If you reach a T-Junction you have gone too far! Proceed along the service road parallel to N2 (must see the lagoon). Hide-Away Guest House is signposted.
Coming from Port Elizabeth
Take the N2 to Knysna from PE. Drive through the town of Knysna. Look out for the Total petrol station on the right. From the next traffic light (junction of Main Road and Waterfront Drive) take the 3rd road on the right (Albatross Street). Turn left after 1 metre. Do NOT travel up Albatross Street. If you reach a T-Junction you have gone too far! Proceed along the service road parallel to N2 (must see the lagoon). The Hide-Away sign is across from the guest house driveway.