Knysna & Surrounding Area Accommodation

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Knysna & Surrounding Area Accommodation

Knysna - definitely one for your bucket list

Knysna caters for the adventure-seeker in the form of bungy-jumping, paragliding, abseiling, quad-bike rides, and 4x4 trails. Fishermen can try some rock and surf angling, deepsea fishing, and trout and bass fishing. Scuba-divers can explore the wrecks and do some spear-fishing. Horse-riding trails are available in the Harkerville-area.

With an abundance of accommodation Knysna provides the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Knysna self catering accommodation provides visitors the freedom to come and go as and when, but for those who prefer a meal they haven't had to prepare first thing in the morning, a Knysna Bed and Breakfast will take care of that.

Knysna is a hiker's paradise with some hikes following the rugged coastline and some that go deep into the forests. There are also plenty of mountain-bike trails available. The Knysna Lagoon has become a favourite windsurfing venue.

Knysna and it's surrounds are the home of the famous Knysna Lourie. The Knysna Lagoon is famous for its oysters and is also home to the rare sea-horse, the "Hippocampus capensis".

The old Knysna harbour has been converted into the Knysna Quays Waterfront and it is currently a shopping mall comprising of restaurants and interesting little shops.

For recreation you can enjoy a ride on the "Outeniqua Choo-Choo" to George. The trip lasts nearly three hours (one way) on a narrow-gauge "Class-24" railway powered by a steam locomotive. Snacks and drinks are available onboard the train.

For the wildlife-enthusiasts a trip to the Knysna Elephant Park wont disappoint. An dusk or dawn elephant safari, lasting about three hours, is an unforgettable experience. The Wilderness National Park is also a great option.

History buffs will enjoy the stories of George Rex, said to be a descendant of King George III, even though Rex himself never made such a claim.
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View from Knysna Heads, looking towards Thesen Island, Knysna
View from Knysna Heads
Thesen Island Harbour
Knysna Harbour and Knysna Quays
St George's Anglican Church, Knysna
Knysna Library - Built in 1858 at a cost of £1250
Knysna lagoon, Thesens Island and Knysna Heads in the distance
Knysna at night. Beautiful.
Thesen House, Knysna
Brenton-on-Sea, nr Knysna
Brenton-on-Sea, nr Knysna
The popular Bell Pub. What's not to like?
12th Hole, Pezula Golf Course, Knysna
Millwood Museum - originally built in the Millwood Goldfields, was later relocated to Knysna in 1910
Knysna Lourie - (Tauraco corythaix)
Hoopoe (Upupa epops) - Knysna Lagoon
Buffelsbaai (Buffalo Bay) beach, 15kms south-west of Knysna
Knysna Waterfront
West end of the Holy Trinity Church, Belvidere, Knysna
Buffelsbaai from the air with Brenton on Sea in the background
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Whale watching in style, Knysna
Thesen Island, Knysna,
Knysna Waterfront Quays, Thesen Islands, Knysna
Thesen Island is home to a South African National Parks Office
Canoe on water, Sedgefield
Knysna Paddle Cruiser
Looking down on Thesen Island, Knysna Lagoon
Sedgefield surfer contemplating his next move
Knysna Forest - the perfect hideaway for the Knysna elephant, with an estimated number of 12-14 in an area comprising around 1,000km²
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