Things to do in Knysna

Top Things to Do in Knysna

Things to Do in Knysna


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  • Gabriella
    Potchefstroom, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The overall experience was excellent!! The guides were friendly, attentive and safety conscious. We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the elephants even though Sally walked off 😂. We also had the opportunity to feed the elephants which adds an extra element of fun...Would definitely recommend it 🐘❤
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Tita Elvie
    Canada102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful walk to see the serene beauty of Knysna. There's great security at the parking lot too. Video cameras and parking attendant. Make sure to give the parking attendant a tip :)
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Stay26955031209
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked for the tour which included lunch. The tour guide and his team were great - Exceptional service!
    The buffet food was delicious, the chefs explained the ingredients (for allegies etc) and there were options to choose from. However, we got a poor service from the waitresses in their resturant, they were not interested in serving us the drinks. Since there was a buffet, you could order drinks from the waitresses. We had to go to them where they were chilling and having a conversation to order our drinks. They took long to bring our bill and we had to go to their pay station to pay as the boat was set to leave at 1:30 pm.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Katherine
    Manchester, UK280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If in South Africa you have to take a drive on the Car Route.
    Beautiful coastal views an amazing experience. We did stop at number places along the route. To take the views in.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Cheree-Chantal L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great variety of foods.
    Love coming here every year.
    Wheelchair accessible.
    Unfortunately very long queues - but great food takes time.
    May need more seating areas and designated kids play area.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Celeste V
    Centurion, South Africa18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the best beach I have ever been to in my life.
    It is clean, beautiful, lovely waters, beautiful views and not overcrowded. I would go to this beach every day if I could.
    The sunset views are just spectacular and I like the fact that you have space on the beach to swim and take a nice walk without having 100s of people around you.
    It was exceptionally tranquil.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • BOFA BOY
    Bridge of Allan, UK1,414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Knysna Lagoon is really spectacular with an abundance of wildlife to be seen on the sand banks when the tide goes out. Great place for a walk.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Lyn D
    Oxford, UK19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach and braai areas are beautiful, with stunning views of the ocean - but only for the able-bodied. Wheelchairs were not considered in the redevelopment and can no longer access / navigate from the boat launching side (esp if a boat is parked alongside) There are no ramps from the curbs either
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Katherine
    Manchester, UK280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After following these guys on instagram. I had been wanting to visit here and it didn’t disappoint. Loved the set up, layout and vibe.
    Tried the three gin tasing and a couple of cocktails which were all great.
    Would of loved to visit in an evening with a live band on bet the place is buzzing.

    Also like how they promote the bakery next door for their pizzas.

    100% have to visit here!
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • Eldon B
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and such untouched beauty 🤩 make sure you go when it’s low tide as the sea can get rough with high tide.
    Written 13 March 2023
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  • DublinWoody
    County Kildare, Ireland68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I travelled this pass heading south from Avontuur to Knysna on a Sunday in early March 2024. We were fortunate to have clear skies and warm weather throughout. This allowed us to appreciate the full splendour of the many breathtaking views and impressive engineering feat that Thomas Bain and the construction crew achieved.

    In clear dry weather this pass is achievable in a normal sedan/saloon car, but I recommend using at least a 2-wheel drive SUV (as we used) to ensure you have sufficient ground clearance. If tackling the pass in wet weather then a 4 x 4 would be highly recommended.

    If intending to use this pass I recommend familiarizing yourself beforehand with the excellent series of videos produced by Mountain Passes South Africa. This gives insight into what to expect and provides guidance on how best to drive the pass.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Rosie M
    Peterborough, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative people who run the museum made this visit even more interesting. Great selection of bikes to look around. Glad we made the trip to Thesen island.
    Written 16 March 2024
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