A place like Knysna

Knysna is a bustling little town on the banks of the lagoon of the same name. It is guarded by two magnificent sandstone cliffs, The Knysna Heads, which stand over the narrow channel where the lagoon enters the Indian Ocean.

Knysna lies in the heart of the Garden Route in the Western Cape between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and offers you a great opportunity to take a relaxing break from the N2.

We have a temperature climate which makes Knysna an all year destination. Summer averages 25°C – 30°C while the winter average is about 15°C – 22°C  in the day time.

Festivals like the“Pink Loerie Mardi Grass” in May, the“Oyster Festival” in July and “Gastronomica” at the end of September are very popular events in Knysna for visitors from all over the world.

For those in search of adventure, the list is endless. In and around Knysna you can experience game reserves, horse riding, fly fishing, kite-surfing, sailing, scuba diving, whale watching, mountain biking, canoeing, abseiling, waterskiing, cage diving, sky diving, bungy jumping, have various forest walks or visit our local African art and craft markets.

You can hire a bicycle, kayak across the Knysna River, cruise on a stylish yacht, hire your own boat, make a helicopter tour, admire the Outeniqua Mountains surrounded by indigenous forests, cross the Knysna Lagoon to visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve, take scenic drives or discover the culture and heritage of our Paradise on Earth.

Or maybe you prefer day trips in the surroundings of Knysna to the Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Mosselbay or Oudtshoorn.

Knysna also offers 3 unique golf courses, Pezula, Simola and the Knysna Golf course, each offering their distinguished challenges.

But you can also relax on our splendid beaches and end an unforgettable stay in “Paradise” with a romantic sunset cruise, sipping a sun-downer of your choice, thinking about when you will return to us in future….

Stay at Double Dutch Guest House for exclusive accommodation in Knysna