Activities and Attractions

Knysna is perfectly placed in the centre of the Garden Route and is one of the best travel destinations in South Africa. Indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers, estuaries, mountains and stunning coastlines combined with a moderate climate make the Knysna area a natural Eden.

Visitors are spoilt for choice with so many places to visit and experiences to choose from. We list here some of activities and attractions of Knysna and surrounding area.

Take a boat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon and see the Heads or visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve
Visit – Birds of Eden, the biggest bird sanctuary in the world – Monkey land, with its unique selection of monkeys – Teniqua the rehabilitation centre of injured birds and animals – Knysna Elephant Park – Wolf sanctuary – Cango Caves – Cango Wild life Ranch

Outdoor Activities
Golfing – Many world-class golf courses are available in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and George Areas
Mountain biking and cycling tours
Forest trails and Forest marathons
Fishing - Deep-sea, Rock & Surf, Lagoon shore and from a boat
River and Lagoon canoe trips
Horse riding
Bird watching – more than 250 indigenous bird species
Whale and dolphin watching (best from June to September)
Swimming in the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches

Adventurous Activities
Quad biking
Storms River Black water tubing
Bungi jumping + 200 metres the highest in the world from the Bloukrans Bridge
Abseiling and Paragliding