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Activities in Knysna

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Ranked #1 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #2 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: FlyTime Paragliding offer tandem flights, introduction and full license courses, tours, equipment sales and hire. Based in... more » Owner description: FlyTime Paragliding offer tandem flights, introduction and full license courses, tours, equipment sales and hire. Based in Sedgefield, the heart of the Garden Route, between Wilderness and Knysna. Come fly with us! « less
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Ranked #3 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: Our yachting activities include learning-to-sail adventures in Knysna and luxury catamaran charters in Plettenberg Bay.... more » Owner description: Our yachting activities include learning-to-sail adventures in Knysna and luxury catamaran charters in Plettenberg Bay. Recommended for adventure seeking individuals, couples or family outings, corporate team building and offshore sailing training on the Garden Route, South Africa. « less
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Ranked #4 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #5 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: Southern Cape Ocean Experience offers insightful boat trips through the Knysna Heads into the Southern Cape ocean to view... more » Owner description: Southern Cape Ocean Experience offers insightful boat trips through the Knysna Heads into the Southern Cape ocean to view whales and dolphins up close « less
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Ranked #6 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
Owner description: Founded in 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African... more » Owner description: Founded in 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. The first orphaned calves (from a culling operation in the Kruger National Park) named Harry and Sally, after the famous movie of the time, remain part of the KEP family today: Harry as the dominant bull and Sally as the matriarch of the herd. Since 1994, we have cared for and raised more than thirty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. Some have become part of the KEP herd, others have moved onto other reserves and facilities in the Western and Eastern Cape, taking in to cognizance their personalities, bonds with other animals and welfare needs. The present KEP herd numbers nine - the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. Your elephant encounter begins starts in our Interpretation Centre where you are introduced to our elephants, through beautiful photographic and informative displays. Here you can also book an elephant-back ride, a sunrise walk with the elephants or special exclusive sundowner tour. A short video presentation gives you further insight into the Park and its elephant-orientated missions and goals, before you enter the Park to meet the elephants. Our facilities are world class and our style of management ensures that our elephants interact with guests on their own terms. Within this habitat, we call a "controlled, free-range" environment, our daily tours offer guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elephants; but still gives the elephants to some freedom and choice. Guests may remain with the elephants as long as they wish, before being transported back to the Restaurant and Curio Shop. A Photography Department is also available for guests to purchase personalized photos and DVD's of their Extraordinary Elephant Encounter - making your memories last a lifetime! Our newly refurbished night quarters consist of a large covered elephant boma, which leads into an outdoor fenced camp. For an animal that can eat for up to 18 hours a day, this arrangement allows our elephants to exhibit a large variety of behaviours during the night. They are able to choose where they want to sleep - indoors or outdoors; who they want to interact with, as well as where and what they want to eat. This again contributes to one of the highest quality captive elephant management styles in South Africa. Our elephant boma and night camp are viewed from above by our Elephant Lodge guests, another first for South Africa...nowhere else in the country can you 'sleep' with elephants The need for research was recognized by The Knysna Elephant Park who then created the African Elephant Research Unit (AERU, est. 2009), aimed at improving the management and welfare of captive elephants throughout South Africa. Visitors to the park are privileged to have a close-up and personal encounter with these gentle giants, and leave having gained a healthy respect for these wonderful animals, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and their plight across the continent. EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTERS - BE TOUCHED BY AN ELEPHANT « less
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Ranked #7 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: Our newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime... more » Owner description: Our newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home. We have outfitted them to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience.Our luxurious self-drive boats have everything you might need and are suitable for up to 4 adults or a family of 5.In order for you to effortlessly enjoy going onshore, our staff will be available between sunrise and sunset to park your boat at one of our moorings. You just approach the jetty and we’ll take it from there!For the true on-board holiday experience we provide our customers with an assorted catering menu, containing old time favourites such as delicious fresh oysters and champagne, beverages, picnic baskets, cold dishes and braai packs. We even offer room service on the lagoon, so there is no need for you to leave your boat!Being amidst some of the best restaurants the Garden Route has to offer, you can of course also cruise towards Thesen Harbour Town and go for breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the area’s vibey eateries. Please enquire with our staff for more information and special offers. Our new charter base is located in sophisticated Thesen Islands Harbour Town, where our staff is available for you between 8:30 am and 5 pm.We offer all captains a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, we will provide you with a temporary skippers license. So don’t worry if you have never piloted a boat before, most of our customers haven’t either!From our charter base, we offer the following additional services and facilities: Pilots that help you feel at ease and park your boat; Bathrooms with shower cabins and vanity (Hair dryers are also provided in the showers for women); Covered terrace overlooking the estuary where you can relax and have a drink; Renting of fishing rods and towable tubes; Houseboat services that are carried out at a designated jetty and include the following: Fill up with fresh water Re-fuelling (if required) Cleaning and pumping of toilets Check motor cooling system and oil level Rubbish removal Re-supply LP Gas (if required). « less
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Ranked #8 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Tours; Boat Tours
Owner description: Power boating activities include high speed adventure boat trips. Bookings office & departure jetty at The Quays Waterfront... more » Owner description: Power boating activities include high speed adventure boat trips. Bookings office & departure jetty at The Quays Waterfront in Knysna. Recommended for fun filled family outings and small tour group entertainment in Knysna on the spectacular Garden Route, South Africa. « less
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Ranked #9 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #10 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #11 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Tours
Owner description: Knysna Charters offers hourly lagoon cruises to the famous Knysna Heads, as well as a spectacular Sunset Cruise and Oyster... more » Owner description: Knysna Charters offers hourly lagoon cruises to the famous Knysna Heads, as well as a spectacular Sunset Cruise and Oyster Tour. Indoor Oyster demonstrations are also available. We also have kayaks available for hourly rental. « less
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Ranked #12 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #13 of 62 activities 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 #14 of 62 activities 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 #15 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Ocean Odyssey, Knysna's only permitted close encounter whale watching operation, skilfully showcases whales during their... more » Owner description: Ocean Odyssey, Knysna's only permitted close encounter whale watching operation, skilfully showcases whales during their tours. Their highly competent skippers possess in-depth knowledge of this dynamic marine environment, ensuring an enlightening experience. Ocean Odyssey's Marine Eco Tour serves to highlight both the geological characteristics and the biodiversity of Knysna's estuarine and marine environment. Their tours include various historical and cultural anecdotal tales of the area as well as information about the wonderful web of life that exists above and beneath the surface of this watery world. The tour is designed for both holiday revellers and nature enthusiasts alike.and memorable experience for all! « less
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Ranked #16 of 62 activities 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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Ranked #17 of 62 activities 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 #18 of 62 activities 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 #19 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
Owner description: Knysna RIB Adventures is an Eco Adventure Company offering a combination of a high speed adventure & an eco adventure/sea... more » Owner description: Knysna RIB Adventures is an Eco Adventure Company offering a combination of a high speed adventure & an eco adventure/sea safari. Our typical trip includes a high speed manouevers before exiting out to sea via the infamous Knysna Heads then slowing down to a comfortable speed and enjoy the scenary, pelagic & marine life covering 18-20 miles giving our customers the best chance to see our fantastic scenary & wildlife.On re-entering we resume the high speed and have fun! fun! fun!. « less
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Ranked #20 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Our aim is to introduce visitors and locals to a different side of Knysna and its surroundings through guided walking and... more » Owner description: Our aim is to introduce visitors and locals to a different side of Knysna and its surroundings through guided walking and cycling tours at a leisurely pace. « less
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Ranked #21 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #22 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Other fun and games; Fun and Games
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Ranked #23 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Breweries; Food and Drink
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Ranked #24 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Beaches
Bollard Bay is a model family beach with safe swimming in shallow waters.
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Ranked #25 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Boat Tours; Boat tours & water sports
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Ranked #26 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Wellness Spas
Owner description: Le Spa Tranquille is unique due to its professional approach & the beautiful setting right on the edge of the Knysna... more » Owner description: Le Spa Tranquille is unique due to its professional approach & the beautiful setting right on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon.Le Spa Tranquille opened its doors on the 15th of December 2005, offering the Garden Route a world class facility to both residents & tourists. Well renowned for our Guinot Hydradermie Double Ionisation Facial. Also been awarded the Clarins Gold Spa acreditation. With over 20 years experience in the beauty industry our secret to success in today's chaotic world, was mastering our intuition and understanding the intangible factors that give rise to results. The combination of the tranquility of Thesen Islands and our specialized treatments backed by our team of world class Beauty Therapists, will ensure that you feel completely relaxed & rejuvenated. « less
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Ranked #27 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: I am Jonas Gidwa, a qualified Tour Guide for the Western Cape, living in a Knysna Township. Visiting the Knysna Township is a... more » Owner description: I am Jonas Gidwa, a qualified Tour Guide for the Western Cape, living in a Knysna Township. Visiting the Knysna Township is a mixture of emotions I would like to share with you. Poverty, joy and happiness are a few of the ingredients that you will experience on this special trip. « less
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Ranked #28 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bike & Saddle is Africa’s leading eco-active travel company that runs tailor-made, fully supported & guided, cycle, walking &... more » Owner description: Bike & Saddle is Africa’s leading eco-active travel company that runs tailor-made, fully supported & guided, cycle, walking & hiking and kayaking trips across Southern Africa. « less
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Ranked #29 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Tandem Skydive in the heart of the garden Route. Rated as the prettiest drop zone, fly over the world famous Knysna Heads,... more » Owner description: Tandem Skydive in the heart of the garden Route. Rated as the prettiest drop zone, fly over the world famous Knysna Heads, lagoon and the river, with a backdrop of mountains and green forests. Altitude is at 10 000ft, when you step in the sky. Free falling can get you up to speeds of around 220km/h. Enjoy a further 4 - 7 minutes of flight under canopy and a gentle landing back at the airfield. « less
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Ranked #30 of 62 activities in Knysna
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek, custom built 50ft mono-hull yacht called 'The... more » Owner description: Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek, custom built 50ft mono-hull yacht called 'The Outeniqua'. Cruises depart daily (weather permitting) from the popular Knysna Waterfront (the yacht is moored in front of the 34°South restaurant). After exiting the quays our yacht sets sail across the expansive Knysna estuary and out to sea through the Knysna Heads. We sail parallel to the beautifully rugged Knysna coastline and depending on the sailing conditions we either head east towards the Noetzie area or west towards the Buffalo Bay area. The thrill of sailing surrounded by such show stopping scenery makes this an adventure of a lifetime.Sunset Cruises, 2,3 & 4 hour Day charters, Breakfast Charters, private hire (maximum of 12 passengers) « less
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