Where to stay around Knysna?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 88 holiday lettings near Knysna. From 41 houses to 13 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Knysna for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Knysna?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Knysna. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Knysna Quays: 74 holiday lettings
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve: 65 holiday lettings
  • Knysna Golf Club: 77 holiday lettings
  • Knysna Elephant Park: 58 holiday lettings
  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve: 53 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Knysna listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Knysna?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 41 houses in Knysna. Our other popular types of Knysna holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 12 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Knysna?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 39 holiday homes with pool available in Knysna. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Knysna, South Africa your home away from home

    Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in a scenic location should look no further than Knysna in South Africa. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country there are many interesting things to see and do in Knysna. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, apartments and villas.

    Things to do on holiday to Knysna, South Africa

    Knysna is an incredibly scenic place situated between the Outeniqua and the Indian Ocean making it an ideal location for photographers. There are plenty of hiking and mountain bike routes here, while another good way to see the area close up is on horseback, a 4x4 jeep tour or on a quad bike. A variety of watersports are available in the area including water skiing, canoeing, scuba diving, yachting and fishing. This is one of the top golf destinations in the country and boasts scenic courses such as the Pezula Championship Golf Course and Simola Golf Estate. For the kids there is a fun golf course available at Mashie Golf. Holidaymakers with a head for heights can also enjoy various extreme sports such as abseiling and paragliding. Knysna is a great place for shopping with many stores selling arts and crafts and much more besides. Self catering holidaymakers will find plenty of stalls and stores to purchase food and drink. Knysna also has a number of bars, coffee shops and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine ranging from local dishes to Chinese.

    Places to visit on holiday to Knysna, South Africa

    One of the most popular places to visit here is the Knysna Elephant Park, which is just one of several animal experiences holidaymakers can enjoy in the area. Another is the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, where visitors can walk with cheetahs. Nature lovers can also visit the Steenbok, Goukamma and Featherbed Nature Reserves. There are many art galleries in the area including the Knysna Art Gallery. Treetop canopy tours are offered here too, where visitors can swing through the trees and enjoy wonderful views of streams, waterfalls and forests.

    Weather in Knysna, South Africa

    The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.

    Travel to Knysna, South Africa

    Visitors can fly to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), which has flights to and from various cities including Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Passengers will then need to get a connecting flight to George Airport (GRJ), which is approximately 65 kilometres from Knysna. Numerous car rental firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz and Tempest.

    Activities and attractions in and around Knysna

    Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Knysna has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Simola Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Knysna Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
    • Garden of Eden (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
    • Sedge Links Golf Course (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
    • Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
    • Knysna Elephant Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Knysna

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Knysna is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
    • Knysna Elephant Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Pledge Nature Reserve (4 mi / 6.4 km)
    • Brenton on Sea (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
    • Featherbed Nature Reserve (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Bollard Bay (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)