Destination guide

The scenic city of Knysna awaits you

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Knysna. This scenic city is known for its golfing, safari tours and rock climbing. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

How to get to and around Knysna

The nearest airport is in Plettenberg Bay (PBZ), located 20.5 mi (33 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into George (GRJ), which is 34.3 mi (55.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Knysna?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 53 holiday lettings near Knysna. From 21 Houses to 9 Villas, 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: 95 holiday lettings
  • Pledge Nature Reserve: 94 holiday lettings
  • Robberg Nature Reserve: 82 holiday lettings
  • Plettenberg Bay Beach: 82 holiday lettings
  • Sedgefield Beach: 75 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 21 Houses in Knysna. Our other popular types of Knysna holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Knysna?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Knysna. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.