Travel guide to Knysna, Garden Route
Having accommodation in Knysna can be a magnificent thing, discover a place of wonders built on the shore of an estuary that is fed by the Knysna River. It is situated in the Garden Route complete with lakes, forests and beaches and has been voted South Africa's favourite holiday town.
Tourists from all over come to marvel at the numerous attractions. Knysna Western Cape has a wide selection of accommodation on offer as well a great variety of magnificent restaurants to choose from such as the Cruise Cafe, where one can sip a cocktail while gazing over the Lagoon. There is a lively waterfront and small harbour area where there is a splendid atmosphere to experience.
Get yourself some Knysna accommodation and see the The Goukamma Nature Reserve. Nestled between Sedgefield and Buffels bay it is spectacular with kilometres of pristine beaches, hectares of fynbos and forest, a marine reserve and two hundred and sixty bird species. This is truly a wonder to be seen. Whales, dolphins, seals and other marine life all flourish here in this protected reserve.
Gaze at the Humpback whales from May until December as you stroll on the tan coloured sands of Knysna's beaches and come and discover the Knysna Friday Market. Held in the evenings in the Welbedacht area this market has plenty to offer with a great selection of delicious food items and goodies on offer.
Visit the delightful forests and rivers via the Outeniqua Hiking Trail, it is one hundred and eight kilometres long, involving seven days of breathtaking and tough hiking where you can take a dip and cool off in the many river rock pools. Your accommodation for the evenings will be little huts where only two have electricity. This is not for the faint hearted but is a spectacular adventure.
For something a little different why not experience Drum Cafe Knysna, they have drumming workshops, lessons and drumming circles. Or why not visit the Elephant Park, take a cruise on the lagoon, explore the township with Emzini tours, and then stop by Mitchells Brewery for a nice cold draught before returning to your accommodation.
But one thing Knysna is absolutely famous for is the Pick n' Pay Knysna oyster festival in July, with more than one hundred events it is a festival to be seen. There is wine and whisky tasting, a marathon, a cycle tour, and an oyster-eating competition, there is plenty to do for young and old and plenty places to stay in Knysna.
This town has a lot to offer travelers so come and discover the beat of Knysna's drum.