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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Geologic Formations
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos

The Knysna Elephant Park is situated outside of Knysna, on the way to Plettenberg Bay. Upon arrival, visitors can head to reception to book a time when they will be taken to the... more »

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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Buffalo Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and great surfing conditions. It is also ideal for walking (all the way to... more » Owner description: Buffalo Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and great surfing conditions. It is also ideal for walking (all the way to Brenton on Sea) and fishing. « less
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Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site, No.59. It is a pristine piece... more » Owner description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site, No.59. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only.In order to protect the splendour of the natural beauty, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are limited and visits are only permitted in the company of the Reserve's specialist guides. « less
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a... more » Owner description: Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents. « less
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Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: The well-known Elephant Walk at Diepwalle starts and ends at the Diepwalle Forest Station, the "Mecca" of the Knysna forests.... more » Owner description: The well-known Elephant Walk at Diepwalle starts and ends at the Diepwalle Forest Station, the "Mecca" of the Knysna forests. The walk offers a number of route options (7km, 8km & 9km). The area is regularly visited by the Knysna elephants but the chance of sighting of these animals is very slight. Currently there are only one elephant left in the forest. The trails are open between 6h00 and 18h00 « less
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Ranked #12 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: The walk follows over 1km of wooden board walks and bridges across streams and is entirely wheelchair friendly and ideal for... more » Owner description: The walk follows over 1km of wooden board walks and bridges across streams and is entirely wheelchair friendly and ideal for the elderly wanting to visit the forest. There is a number of wooden benches and tables along the trail to sit, snack, picnic or enjoy your 'padkos'. Water and ablution facilities. « less
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: Relatively short walk, only 3.6km. The hills and descents are very steep. Be sure to take your camera and eats because when... more » Owner description: Relatively short walk, only 3.6km. The hills and descents are very steep. Be sure to take your camera and eats because when you reach the Homtini River the rewards are satisfying and you will want to spend some time there. The waters of the river are very refreshing and is a great idea to take your swim wear for a dip in the summer. « less
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Gerickes Point (Sedgefield)
Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #15 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Lookouts
Owner description: On the road to Brenton on Sea, Margaret’s Viewpoint provides a majestic view of the Knysna Lagoon, Lake Brenton and Belvidere... more » Owner description: On the road to Brenton on Sea, Margaret’s Viewpoint provides a majestic view of the Knysna Lagoon, Lake Brenton and Belvidere Estate. Named after well known Knysna conservationist, Margaret Addinal, who persistently campaigned for the view point installation. « less
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Ranked #16 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths... more » Owner description: Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests. « less
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Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #18 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Beaches
Bollard Bay is a model family beach with safe swimming in shallow waters.
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Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Lookouts
Owner description: Spitzkop is the highest point accessible by vehicle in the Knysna area. From here you can see the top of the Prince Alfred... more » Owner description: Spitzkop is the highest point accessible by vehicle in the Knysna area. From here you can see the top of the Prince Alfred Pass, George, Natures Valley, the Knysna Heads, Sedgefield, and tons of beautiful Fynbos. Stunning views of the Outeniqua Mountains. « less
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Ranked #21 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Visit Pledge Nature Reserve in the heart of Knysna to view indigenous plants to the area and some history. Before Knysna was... more » Owner description: Visit Pledge Nature Reserve in the heart of Knysna to view indigenous plants to the area and some history. Before Knysna was officially named a town, it was made up of small settlements, one of which was Newhaven, just east of today’s Long Street – the lo g straight roadthat bisects the town and runs down to Thesen Island. « less
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Ranked #22 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Owner description: Western Cape Government Transport & Public Works Flood damage repairs to Prince Alfred Pass (R339)from May 2014 to November... more » Owner description: Western Cape Government Transport & Public Works Flood damage repairs to Prince Alfred Pass (R339)from May 2014 to November 2014. Baseline Civil Contractors « less
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Ranked #23 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Scenic Drives
Owner description: This 75 km historic road was completed in 1883. Rivers generally flow in deep gorges on their way from the mountains to the... more » Owner description: This 75 km historic road was completed in 1883. Rivers generally flow in deep gorges on their way from the mountains to the sea, therefore there are seven passes along the way, hence the name of the route. These are the passes crossing the Swart-, Kaaimans- and Silver-, Touw-, Hoogekraal- and Karatara rivers, the Homtini gorge and the Phantom pass. Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George | 75 km | +/- 1 Hour, 30 min driving time « less
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Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in Knysna
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Cloud 9 Lookout (Sedgefield)
Ranked #25 of 34 attractions in Knysna
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Ranked #26 of 34 attractions in Knysna
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Groenvlei Lake (Sedgefield)
Ranked #27 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Ranked #28 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Mines
Owner description: South Africa's first ever goldmine - drive through our beautiful forests & enjoy a mine tour, a delicious light lunch &... more » Owner description: South Africa's first ever goldmine - drive through our beautiful forests & enjoy a mine tour, a delicious light lunch & freshly baked scones & tea, also visit our interesting museum. Experience a piece of history the fun way. « less
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Ranked #29 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: The Homtini Cycle Route is a circular route starting from Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site. Distance: 19km, circular... more » Owner description: The Homtini Cycle Route is a circular route starting from Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site. Distance: 19km, circular (anti-clockwise). « less
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Ranked #30 of 34 attractions in Knysna
Category: Biking Trails
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