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Thesen Islands Holiday Living

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Come and enjoy exclusive Thesen Islands accommodation on this award winning marina development in the heart of South ...

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R750.0

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Sosa Lagoon View

Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Knysna

Come and enjoy the luxury of Sosa Lagoon View. The villa consists of 4 en-suite bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen whi...

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R6500.0

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Thesen Islands

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Thesen Island is a beachfront home found on Cove Beach Leeward Island on Thesen Islands.

The house has 2 bedroom,...

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R2250

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Fern Gully Forest Cabins

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Rheenendal, Knysna

The beautiful rural Fern Gully self-catering accommodation is located just outside the Garden Route town of Knysna on...

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R700

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B My Guest

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Old Place, Knysna

The answer for those looking for affordable accommodation without sacrificing comfort. Conveniently situated 2km from...

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R350.0

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Knysna Luxury Homes

Holiday Homes in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Both of our properties offer direct access to the network of waterways, as each comes equipped with its own floating ...

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R1150.0

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Cherry Blossom Cottage

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Step onto the sun deck there is a beach and boardwalk. The home has 2 verandas with views over the waterways and slee...

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R2250

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Waterside Living

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Costa Sarda, Knysna

A natural Eden, Knysna is a lush landscape of indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers, mountains and pristine prote...

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R1650

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Thesen Lifestyle Accommodation

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Welcome to the booking page of Knysna Luxury Accommodation.
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R2980.0

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Family Tides

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Costa Sarda, Knysna

Tides End offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for 6 guests in a beautiful 3 bedroom, modern home situated ...

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R3590

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Lagoon View Villa

Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Knysna

Lagoon View Villa is a modern self-catering house situated in a picturesque countryside only 4 km from the centre of ...

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R700.0

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Prospect Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in West Hill, Knysna

This is budget accommodation at its best, sleeping up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. The house is always rented out as an...

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R750.0

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Summerplace 9

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Knysna Central , Knysna

Summer place 9 is a two bedroom apartment in complex with full balcony on 1st floor and lagoon view (120 degree)
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R1850

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Knysna Forest View

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Knysna

The double storey guesthouse is situated on a private estate, within the Knysna Forest. It is ideally suited to a fam...

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R3000.0

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On The Waterways

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

On the Waterway is situated in the Thesen Island, Knysna. It is a comfortable four bedroom estate with the Marina ove...

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R2500

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Hillview Self Catering Apartments

Apartments, Boutique Hotels, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Knysna Central , Knysna

Lagoon-facing and Garden apartments available....all with webber braais, DSTV, free wi-fi, conveniently central, secu...

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R825.0

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Inn Knysna

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Knysna

This light sunny 2 bedroomed, one full bathroom house/cottage is situated at the top of Knysna Heights with beautiful...

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R1250.0

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Brenton Park Holiday Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Lake Brenton, Knysna

Brenton Park is located in Knysna along the beautiful Garden Route. the location makes it a safe, peaceful and relax...

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R3136

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Heron View Self-Catering

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Heron View is centrally located in the Thesen Islands residential Village. The house & granny flat offer guests a who...

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R1140.0

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Brenton Bushbuck Lodge

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

2-bedroom apartment accommodates 4 to 6 people. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, free-standing bath and en-suite...

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Footprints of Knysna

Chalets, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Upper Old Place, Knysna

Footprints is set on the hillside, away from the N2 highway but minutes from the Knysna Quays and the Knysna Heads. ...

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R500.0

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Protea Wilds Retreat

Apartments, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Knysna

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, this safe and exclusive protea and fynbos farm offers you real peace and t...

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R650.0

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Views Holiday Apartment Knysna

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Old Place, Knysna

Situated on the second floor, Views Knysna is a 2-bedroom apartment with a modern fully-equipped kitchen, lounge with...

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R1200.0

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Butskop

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

We are located at 4 minutes walking distance from our unique Blue Flag Brenton beach. Dolfins, Orca's and whales are ...

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R720

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Paradise Found

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Paradise, Knysna

Paradise Found is the home of Johan and Dirkie Labuschagne in the aptly named suburb of Paradise, which overlooks the...

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R800.0

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Serendipity Knysna

Apartments, Holiday Homes in Costa Sarda, Knysna

We are situated within a secure complex. We offer 4 different units; room only or self-catering. Our accommodation is...

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Knysna River Club

Chalets, Holiday Homes, Resorts in Costa Sarda, Knysna

Lagoon chalets offer spectacular views and the resort is surrounded by shady trees, well-tended gardens and offers se...

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R1200.0

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Lagoon Lodges

Holiday Homes in Knysna

Some of the rooms have an entrance to a balcony, where you'd have an exquisite view, over the tree tops with rich bir...

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P108 Plantation Manor

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

The elegant and exquisitely decorated four en-suite bedrooms - two face the lagoon and two face Knsyna northern hills...

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R4500.0

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38 Crab Claw

Holiday Homes in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Crab Claw Suites situated on Thesen Island in Knysna is a uniquely tranquil 90 hectare neighbourhood, the concept is ...

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More info about Knysna

As you drive into the the stunning town of Knysna it will become clear as to why it is often called the Jewel of the Garden Route. Situated along the Indian Ocean; home to a pristine estuary, and surrounded by hectares of lush indigenous forest; the gorgeous town offers visitors a chance to get to truly explore and experience the beauty of the Cape.

That’s not to say the bustling town centre won’t keep you busy. The town is world-renown for it’s divine oysters and seafood experiences, and is fast becoming the classic car capital of South Africa. The town is also becoming quite the golfing destination - boasting three Championship golf courses that not only offer superb play, but also merge with the natural beauty of their surrounds - making them an idyllic place to spend your day.

 

Things to do

For those looking for the fine dining, and luxury shopping experience, the Knysna Waterfront is the place to go. Indulge yourself with delicacies, such as the divine Knysna oyster and sparkling wine from the Cape Winelands, before exploring the shops and kiosks in search of local art pieces, jewelry and memorabilia.

A trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, located on the Western Knysna Head, is a must.  Once you arrive via ferry, the only way to reach the reserve, you will be taken on a tour by one of the reserve’s specialist guides. The untouched beauty of the reserve is enough to takeaway the breath of most, and is complemented by the incredible knowledge the guides have of the surrounds.

The Featherbed Reserve should not be your only time spent in the glorious natural surrounds of Knysna. The Knysna Forests will offer you an entirely different experience. The lush greenery, and myriad of indigenous wildlife and fauna create a magical world that is like no other. There are numerous trails which can be walked, or bicycle ridden. For those horse-lovers, there is no other way to explore the forests than by horseback.

Of course the Knysna Forest is not the only place to explore on horseback. A ride along the famed estuary is a freeing experience, which is made even more special when taken at sunset. For those who are less horsey inclined, the warm Knysna Lagoon still offers plenty to do. A picnic and swim is an idyllic way to spend your day. And for those with an adventurous spirit (and a diving permit), a day spent underwater will offer you the chance to see a world exclusive to the estuary - as it homes 43% of South Africa’s Estuarine life; as well as the endemic, and the world’s most endangered seahorse, the Knysna Seahorse.

The Knysna Lagoon can also be explored on boat or kayak; in summer there will be as many as 500 boats on the water, taking in the peaceful surrounds and catching the sun. While fishing is not permitted in the Estuary, a short trip out beyond the Knysna Heads, into the open ocean will give fishing enthusiasts a chance to spend some quality time doing what they enjoy.

If you’re more of a land baby than a water baby, take some time to experience a once-in-a-lifetime elephant encounter at the Knysna Elephant Park. The Park was the first in the country to house and care for orphaned elephants - and you can meet their two very first orphans, Harry and Sally. The start of your elephant encounter, however, begins with learning a little more about these majestic creatures, and what the KEP does. From here you are taken to meet the  elephants in their controlled, free-range environment. Want to spend more time with them - book an elephant-back ride, sunset walk or sundowner tour.

Continue your land-based Knysna adventure with a trip to the Knysna Millwood Goldmine. It was the discovery of Gold in the Millwood forest that put Knysna on the map. Within a week of first gold discovery, the town virtually blossomed. The Millwood mine tour starts with the Millwood Gold Museum, where you’ll have the chance to learn a little more about the discovery, and what came after. From here you’ll leave to do the mine walk - through the gorgeous Millwood forest. The 5.6km round walk takes you through the forest and to several key mining spots, including the Bendigo mine. The mining history isn’t the only reason to do the walk. The majestic natural beauty of the forest  and spectacular views of Knysna, alone make the walk worth it.

 

Where to eat

Knysna offers a delicious myriad of choices when it comes to it’s dining experiences, but it’s seafood offerings that capture the attentions of most. Take your pick (or try them all) of the top ten best restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in Knysna.

For the ultimate Knysna Oyster experience head down to 34 South at the Waterfront. Not an Oyster fan - don’t worry, their seafood and landlover selections are mouth watering.

Stunning views, a divine seafood menu and a relaxed ambiance, make a visit to East Head Cafe the perfect place to enjoy the best Knysna has to offer.

The ultimate fine dining experience can be found at the uber stylish Zachary’s. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, often from their own organic garden, in their seasonal menus. Booking is a must for this one.

Enjoy the taste of wholesome homemade food, and enjoy the relaxed vibe at The Olive Tree. It’s a favourite amongst locals and visitors for lunch.

For freshly baked goodies and tasty breakfasts,  make sure you make a turn at Ile de Pain - famed in Knysna for their sumptuous treats.

A touch of Mediterranean flavour and tnd a smart-casual vibe, Pembrey’s is the place to go for those looking for a refreshing menu selection for lunch or dinner.

If you’re visiting the Featherbed Nature Reserve, make sure you book a meal on the John Benn - their floating restaurant. The boat takes you on an hour and a half cruise across the Lagoon, as you tuck into either their delicious Lunch or Dinner menu.

Teatimes should be spent indulging in the home baked treats at the Tin House on Cuyler. If you don’t have a sweet tooth there is a selection of light savoury delights to choose from.

Get your taste of South Africa at Caroline’s Bistro. This small, yet elegant restaurant offers a delightful menu featuring South African game and must-try traditional dishes.

Don’t leave Knysna without taking in a spectacular sunset, while sipping sundowners on the deck of Cornuti Al Mare. Their delish drinks and nom menu will keep you there well past sunset.

 

Where to stay

Knysna offers more than just places to spend a night, they offer you the chance to make your accommodation part of your Knysna experience! Houseboats/Floating Chalets allow you to truly get away from it all. Stay in one of the anchored floating chalets or charter your very own boathouse, either way, this style of accommodation will only add to your stay.

If water accommodation isn't for you then you'll find a variety of accommodation types, including self cateringB&Bsguesthouses and camp sites, that are close to most activities and restaurants. It’s ideal for those who enjoy a vibey, friendly atmosphere.

 

Transport

Air: Knysna itself doesn’t have an airport. However, you can fly into George airport and drive the 70kms into Knysna. There are car rental agencies available at the airport, and most can be booked online.

Car Rental: Getting around Knysna is easiest by car. There are plenty of car rental agencies in the town, and most can be booked online.

Taxis/cabs: There are taxi services available in Knysna. These tend to be quite pricey if you intend to travel further that a few kilometers in them.

 

Did you know?

Knysna is commonly misspelt as nysna or Knisna.

The name ‘Knysna’ is thought to be a KhoiKhoi  word which  roughly translates to ‘Ferns’.

The Knysna Forest Elephant is the last bush elephant in Africa.

The Knysna Turaco, a bird endemic to South Africa, is usually called the Knysna Lourie by the locals.

The endangered Knysna Seahorse is endemic to only three estuaries in South Africa - with the Knysna Estuary being the biggest.

About Holiday Homes

Holiday Homes offer the ultimate in private accommodation. A private home converted for holiday use, you can stay under your own rules and with no outside interference. With all basic amenities they often include wifi, cleaning services and facilities to Dstv. Holiday Homes are fairly common and often affordable means of accommodation. Another great option to consider if you have a family to take care of. Being converted from private homes, you can find them in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs.