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Activities to enjoy in Knysna and surrounds

There are many fun-filled activities nearby such as walks, trails, boating, cycling, horse riding, whale & dolphin watching, wining, dining(Knysna is renowned for its oysters!), swimming, surfing, canoeing, paragliding and much more.

Knysna is fast becoming known as a golfers' paradise, being home to 3 top rated golf courses, with another 10 courses nearby including Fancourt, Goose Valley, the Ernie Els designed Oubaai & Pinnacle Point. A chip & a putt from Cuningham's Island Guest House is Knysna Golf Club, the spectacular and challenging Pezula Championship Course & the Jack Nicklaus designed Simola, with its beautiful views across the Knysna lagoon to the Knysna Heads. We can arrange your tee-off times as well as discounted rates at Pezula & Simola.

Boat based eco-ocean safaris can be arranged either through the Knysna Heads or from the beach at Plettenberg Bay. The Knysna lagoon is the ideal venue for romantic and spectacular sunset cruises. Local beaches include Bollard Bay, Noetzie, Plettenberg Bay, Brenton on Sea and Buffelsbaai (Buffalo Bay).

A 40 minute drive east will take you to The Knysna Elephant Park, Noah's Park and Wolf Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at The Crags. For adrenalin junkies a further 20 minute drive will take you to the highest bridge bungee jump in the world at the Bloukrans Bridge! The Tsitsikamma area offers a plethora of attractions, including the spectacular Storms River Mouth, canopy tours (zip lining), river tubing and trails.

Wine lovers have a choice of two local wineries that offer tastings - Bramon and Newstead at The Crags.

Another rewarding day's outing we recommend would be either Mossel Bay for shark cage diving and game viewing (Botlierskop Private Game Reserve) or Oudtshoorn to visit the world famous Cango Caves, ostrich farms, Cango Wildlife Ranch and Buffelsdrift Game Reserve.

These are just a few of the great ways to enjoy your holiday with us.

Should you wish to book any activities or reserve a restaurant table prior to your arrival in Knysna our helpful staff will be happy to assist - simply drop us a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us on +27 (0)44 384 1319 with the relevant details.


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