Knysna in South Africa

Accommodation in Knysna


This energetic and coastal town of Knysna is set on a lagoon with a dramatic headland entrance to the sea. Knysna's uniqueness lies in its people, and this is reflected in the many arts and crafts shops, and the vibrant cultural life of the town.
  • Diepwalle State Forest - The dense growths of the canopy-forming hardwood trees, which combine with the adjacent woodlands to form one of the country's best preserved expanses of natural forest, served as a last refuge to the remnant of the famed Knysna elephant herd.
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve - The reserve includes coatal fynbos terrain, an offshore marine sanctuary and an expanse of fresh water known as Groenvlei, easternmost of the Wilderness lakes.
  • Belvidere Church - On the banks of the lagoon to the west of Knysna town stands this faithful replica in miniature of a 12th-century Norman Chapel.This is the Church of the Holy Trinity, measuring just 5056m across the nave and seating 60 people.
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - This private sanctuary is set atop the western of the two great sandstone cliffs known as The Heads.
  • Lagoon & Heads - The expanse of water stretching to the south of Knysna is one of the country's largest and loveliest lagoons. It is fed both by the Knysna River and by the sea, which enters between two cliffs known as The Heads.
  • Millwood House & Millwood Mine - The place is filled with relics of the fortune-seeking days, and paintings, photographs and other exhibits tell the story of the wider Knysna region.
  • Ysternek Mountain Fynbos & Forest Nature Reserve - The whole Ysternek Reserve is a bird-watcher's delight, especially in springtime, when flowers are abundant.