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Knysna
Knysna stands out on South Africa's famed Garden Route thanks to the sandstone cliffs that dramatically separate its tranquil lagoon from the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean. It's also home to the country's largest indigenous forest. Hop aboard a ferry for a ride through the scenic highlights. The Millwood Mines at Jubilee Creek, site of a major gold rush in 1885, provide a picturesque spot for a picnic. Be sure to try some local oysters during the renowned annual festival.

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Knysna Heads
Knysna Heads
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Elephant Park
Owner description: Twelve Elephants roam this small reserve. Prices are not steep. They are the lowest of any Elephant experience and the infrastructure includes an Elephant museum and... more Owner description: Twelve Elephants roam this small reserve. Prices are not steep. They are the lowest of any Elephant experience and the infrastructure includes an Elephant museum and infrastructure that no other Elephant experience has in the country less
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
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Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
Attraction type: National Parks
Simola Golf
Simola Golf
Attraction type: Golf Courses
Buffalo Bay
Buffalo Bay
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.
Attraction type: Beaches
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East Head Cafe
East Head Cafe
Ranked #1 of 114 restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: International
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree
Ranked #2 of 114 restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Pembreys
Pembreys
Ranked #3 of 114 restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: Continental, Bistro
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
KKB – Cook & Look Evenings
KKB – Cook & Look Evenings
Ranked #4 of 114 restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Ile de Pain
Ile de Pain
Ranked #5 of 114 restaurants in Knysna
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
3.0 of 5
Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
$45 - $108 (EUR 33 - 80)
Ranked #1 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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Homtini Guest Farm
Homtini Guest Farm
$41 - $88 (EUR 30 - 65)
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Jembjos Knysna Lodge & Backpackers
Jembjos Knysna Lodge & Backpackers
$19 - $31 (GBP 11 - 18)
Ranked #8 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

South Villa Guest House
4.0 of 5
South Villa Guest House
$78 - $127
Ranked #4 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Armadillo Studios
4.0 of 5
Armadillo Studios
$85 - $188 (GBP 50 - 110)
Ranked #5 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns

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Brenton Beach House
4.0 of 5
Brenton Beach House
$77 - $111
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
5.0 of 5
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
$161 - $224
Ranked #1 of 28 hotels in Knysna
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Kanonkop Guest House
5.0 of 5
Kanonkop Guest House
$175 - $696
Ranked #2 of 28 hotels in Knysna
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Double Dutch B & B
4.0 of 5
Double Dutch B & B
$101 - $158
Ranked #1 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
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