Activities at Beacon House

Beacon House is an excellent base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular region on a Garden Route holiday in Knysna.

You can enjoy great watersports on the sea and lagoon as well as wonderful land based activities like hiking and horse riding on a Garden Route holiday in Knysna. Superb golfing and nightlife add to a truly memorable break on this popular coastline.

The Lagoon

The Knysna Lagoon offers a wide variety of activities to cater for everyone. Watersports include fishing, sailing, yachting, water-skiing, kayaking and windsurfing. Ferries make frequent trips around the lagoon and you can enjoy spectacular sunsets over sundowners.


Knysna offers some exciting hiking and horse-riding trails, with stunning views in all directions. Visitors can choose from a variety of forest, fynbos, coastal or mountain trails.

Restaurants and nightlife

Knysna is a foodie haven with at least 50 restaurants to choose from, catering for a wide variety of tastes and budgets. Fresh oysters are a speciality of the town and on a hot summer evening visitors often head to the Waterfont to enjoy the oysters with a good glass of wine or an ice-cold beer.


The Garden Route has quickly become the golfing mecca of South Africa, with some of the country's best fairways in close proximity to Beacon House. Knysna itself offers 3 high-class golf courses, namely the traditional Knysna Golf Club, Pezula (a championship links-style course) and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Simola.

There are 9 highly rated and beautiful courses located between 25 - 90 minutes drive of Beacon House, namely Plettenberg Bay, Goose Valley, George, Lagoon Bay, Le Grand Resort, Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, Fancourt and Oubaai