This delightful home is the place to stay when visiting the splendours of the Southern Cape. From here Tsitsikamma, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo and many more breathtaking places can be discovered. The Knysna Golf course is in walking distance, Pezula / Sparrebosch Golf is a 5 minutes' drive as are Knysna's lovely surroundings - the rivers, lakes and islands, beaches and lagoons, mountains and indigenous forest. When you need a rest after these overwhelming impressions, a day at the swimming pool is vacation at its best. The Boma (or lapa) with a multi-braai offers a truly African dining experience under the stars. Sit around a bonfire and enjoy the stories of the day. Warning!! The stories get better as the night goes on.
Knysna and surroundings:
KNYSNA VILLAGE Cradled between the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the rugged Southern Cape coastline and surrounded by indigenous forests, Knysna still manages to project a 'village' atmosphere with numerous arts and craft shops and museums.It also offers adventure sports such as canoeing, abseiling, creaking, hiking, biking, fishing, diving, paragliding, fishing and many others. Wine and dine your way through a formidable array of fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops and eateries. A delectable specialty is the oysters which are cultivated in Knysna lagoon.
KNYSNA HEADS Where the sea enters Knysna lagoon is one of the most dramatic and scenic spots in the Garden Route. See it from above and below.
BEACHES The Garden Route has been blessed with beautiful sandy beaches. Spend a day exploring or sunbathing. There are many wonderful spots for sea swimming or watching
WHALES & DOLPHINS along the coastline all year round (but best time from May to October).
Airports and transport: George: 80 km
Port Elisabeth: 280 km
Cape Town: 500 km
CLIMATE AND NATURE: Knysna enjoys a moderate climate all year round. Lowest rainfall occurs during winter; the yearly average is 770 mm. The average temperature in January is 26º Celsius and during the winter months (June-August) fall to about 18º Celsius - still ideal conditions for outdoors activities!
The Indian Ocean at Knysna is much warmer than the sea water in Cape Town; even in winter there are many days where you can go swimming.
From waking in the morning to the calls of Knysna's famous bird life with a beautiful view of the lagoon and mountains beyond.
And lazing in our garden is such a pleasure as you will be surrounded by a lush, green tropical setting with ample shade or sun with the peaceful sounds of nature and bird calls all around.